Metoprolol for heart palpitations

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Avatar f tn Hello, My doctor as put me on 25 mg metoprolol extened release daily for palpitations. I am reading on the web about weight gain and hair loss. Does hanyone has any experience with this medicine--good or bad? I am 38 years old otherwise healthy, active person and I eat right but am little nervous about starting the medicine as i have heard once you go on it, you have to take it forever. Someone please advise---share your experience with the medicine. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Betablockers don't actually cause palpitations. However, they slow the heart rate down to the point that any palpitations are more noticeable. Have you discussed this with your Dr?
Avatar f tn 5 mg of Metoprolol succinate for 10 days to be taken once a day to control the palpitations and increased heart beat. However I read from several sources that abruptly stopping the medicine will do more harm than good. Question: as I only need to take it for 10 days, will I not abruptly stop it after taking it only for such a short period of time?
1690454 tn?1305962458 Hi, i have been having strange sensations in my chest for around a year or so now, its like my heart gets stuck then beats hard, i have these feelings every day nearly all day with a few intervals where i dont feel them. I have been to the doctors who examimed me, my pulse was normal, Had an ECG but the ecg came back abnormal so he is sending me to see a cardiologist. Should i be worried? I want to get this sorted as its not a nice feeling. He has put me on betablockers for the time being.
Avatar n tn It probably isn't bad, but I agree it is a strange choice for a structurally normal heart. Metoprolol (beta blockers) are the standard of care for decreasing symptoms associated with PVCs. Beta blockers usually do not decrease PVCs through. Is the metoprolol working and i dont know it; It is hard to say. I have patients have decreased, increased and no change in symptoms from beta blockers. It depends on the person. Should I get more tests, i am not 100% certain that I am ok.
Avatar n tn The palpitations feel like my heart actually stops for a second and I can feel it in my hands and head and then it feels like I am hit in the chest really hard. Are other people palpitations so hard like this???? Thanks.
Avatar m tn I have been having palpitations for several months. An event monitor showed that I had 7 seconds of a wide complex tachycardia, no other symptoms. I also had several ecg's and a 48 hour heart monitor that showed nothing. My echo was normal. Seen by a Cardiologist who put me on beta blockers and anti arythmic mecicine. He suggested ep study as well for an ablation. The medicine is making it near to impossible to run. Should I do the ep study?
Avatar m tn I started having PAC’s, afib (3 to 8 beats at a time based on a 2-week heart monitor test) and arrhythmias (or palpitations), sometimes lasting 45 min to an hour. I can’t say for sure if afib is involved in my arrhythmia episodes or not. I have some acid reflux and I have a sliding hiatal hernia. My evidence suggests that the herniated stomach is sometimes brushing against the heart and that the acid reflux is irritating the vagal nerve in the esophagus/heart area.
Avatar f tn Im scared to take it cause ive been having really bad reactions to meds lately my blood pressure and sugar is staying high and my heart rate dr wants me to take half of 25mg twice a day for my heart rate i also have MS im diabetic and have coronary heart disease and ive had a heart attack and triple by pass so should i try this i may have to have a heart cath soon to see why heart rate is high i need advise please
Avatar m tn I've taken Metoprolol for many years, perhaps 10. I've been on varying strengths from 50mg to 200mg per day. Following my ablation three years ago, I was place on 75mg per day which is where I'm at today. I take it primarily as a cheap drug for hypertension. It works great for me, so my physician keeps me on it, and I'm fine with that. Just prior to my ablation, I had to stop Metoprolol altogether so the drug wouldn't interfere with the procedure, I was told to just stop it.
Avatar m tn I was taken off of the ramipril and put on 12.5mg of metoprolol twice a day. I started Monday and my heart rate hardly ever goes above 60 bpm; even standing and when I walk at a normal pace it stays in the 70's. I can't go for long walks without being exhausted, though today I was happy that I managed to get my heart rate up to 102 (at that pace it normally would have been at 118-124). I'm feeling tired often. Are these side effects temporary?
Avatar m tn I was taken off of the ramipril and put on 12.5mg of metoprolol twice a day. I started Monday and my heart rate hardly ever goes above 60 bpm; even standing and when I walk at a normal pace it stays in the 70's. I can't go for long walks without being exhausted, though today I was happy that I managed to get my heart rate up to 102 (at that pace it normally would have been at 118-124). I'm feeling tired often. Are these side effects temporary?
Avatar f tn How can I take them when I'm having trouble breathing? Has anyone else taken metoprolol for benign palpitations? Did you have any side effects? Did you have a fast hr & blood pressure after they wore off & it was time to take another dose? Did you have any withdrawal symptoms?
Avatar n tn Some time ago I went to the ER for palpitations. I had been sick with a nasty ear infection for a number of days and suddenly picked of hundreds of palpitations, I went to the ER they diagnosed PAC's and sent me home. They did note that my blood sugar was high which they thought was related to being sick. A follow-up test showed normal blood sugar, so if I have diabetes it must not be chronic.
Avatar m tn My son is 18 and started having heart palpitations and chills tonight. He also has a headache. He can't relax because this is bothering him so much. He does have a doctors appt tomorrow at 11:15am. Any suggestions to calm the palpitations?
Avatar f tn I do have anxiety and am on medicine for that, but my cardiologist put me on metoprolol, a very low dose, trying to help with my heart rate palpitations. I took my 1/2 pill of metoprolol 2 days ago and felt weird, which could have been just nervous bc I was scared of what it would do to my heart rate. My heart rate really hasn't been too high here lately so that's why I was concerned. That being said, the next day I didn't take any bc I was scared my sysmptoms were medicine related.
1198633 tn?1341185988 I was taking metoprolol er 25mg in the morning, 50mg over night for hbp and palpitations. After an ER visit for high heart rate and blood pressure I've been put on 50mg metoprolol tatrate during day and 50mg at night. Since the switch I've been having really bad diarrhea and gas problems and at night my hands ache and feel kind of stuff but not swollen. Is this common?
Avatar f tn I'm a 20 year old female and for the last few days I've been having a lot of palpitations throughout each day. Usually, I'll have a few palpitations for the first 2-3 hours of the day. Then it stops for a few hours. Then at around 5-8pm it'll start again and it will progress throughout the night. As I'm typing this, I am having a palpitation about every 7-30 seconds. I haven't been doing anything out of the normal lately and I'm not stressed about anything. Has anyone had them occur this often?
Avatar m tn When slightly reduced, did not change activity, worked out as usual. These things kind of worry me. Thank you for any input. I take atenolol for inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Since I take at night, HR usually runs 80-100 during day. Right now at 5:05 pm is 81.
Avatar n tn However, I have never had constant heart palpitations like this and my palpitations were gone for many years. I have a lot of stress in my life right now....3 kids, work full time, I go to school, I work 40 miles from home, and the list goes on. Could these palpitations all be stress induced or could there really be something more going on thats not showing up in all these tests?
Avatar n tn This year instead of heart palpitations I have experienced dizziness nausea and muscle aches. It is now August and the heart palpitations along with dizziness have come back with seasonal allergy symptoms. I am going to start taking an all natural allergy medicine to see if that will help.
Avatar f tn Hello. I am hoping someone can shed some light on this for me. I am 39 and have known I have very mild Mitral Valve Prolapse for years. It caused me NO problems whatsoever, then one day WHAM panic attacks and anxiety. Long story short, after several trips to the ER, cardiologists visits, Internal Medicine docs, psychiatrist. They all conclude Panic disorder/Anxiety. I have since learned that many times people with MVP are more prone to panic and anxiety.
Avatar f tn I'm 33 years old and prescibed Metoprolol for my heart palpitations, which happens everytime I eat food. After all cardiac tests came back normal, she mentioned that it may be stress related. I'm now being prescribed 20 mg Celexa for aniexty. I only take 6.25 mg of Metoprolol, cutting it into quarters, but are scared to take the two in combination. There are so many warnings about not mixing them. My heart rate has slowed down with the Celexa, but I still get the pounding sensation.
Avatar n tn Still waiting for test results on biopsies but started on lialda 2 days ago for Ulcerative Colitis. My heart palpitations is, to me, my worst symptoms. Holter monitor showed 6 episodes of premature heart beats followed by palpitations. Stress echo and echocardiography showed I have "heart of a teenager" according to cardiologist. No one could confirm if the UC could be causing heart palpitations.
Avatar f tn I do not like the palpitations and raised heart rate that I get off of my medication. Anyways, she wants me on metoprolol tartrate. Because I have been on the atenolol for 4 years I have concerns. Will this medication treat me the same as the atenolol. Is there a posibility of not being able to take this medication. Does it have the same action as the atenolol? I appreciate and thank whatever answers I can get. Right now I am trying to lower myself off the atenolol.
Avatar f tn I was on Metoprolol for about 2 years and had some weird experiences with it. For several months, I was taking 50mg once daily. I could not take more than that. It seemed like every day, about 20 hrs after taking the dose, I would start getting a pattern of 3 normal beats, three hard beats, three normal beats, etc. for several hours until I took the next dose. It meant taking a dose every 20 hours and that got really difficult.
Avatar f tn Hello everyone, I've had palpitations for the last month usually triggered by a change in position, I've had them in the past, I took fleccainide for them and the palpitations subsided. Eventually I weaned off of the drug. Had no palpitations for a solid 6-7 months then they came back. I didn't want to start taking the fleccainide again because I read nasty things about and I'm only 21 years old so I didn't think I should take it.
Avatar n tn I had these tests done due to having two abnormal EKG's and having continual heart palpitations for the last 5 weeks. I notice them mostly when I am sitting doing something. I was diagnosed when I was about 16 with having mitral valve prolaps/regurg. I had rheumatic fever when I was four w/heart murmur. My current test results were: neck ultrasoind-normal, Echo-showed the MVP, the holter monitor-showed PVC's, the stress test-I failed.
Avatar f tn they found pvc's/irregular heart beats. I was put on metoprolol (beta blocker 25 mg) I have low b/p cannot have more than this dose.....well it is not helping at all....I don't know what else to do......I am tired all the time,if I do anything physical I have chest pain , light headed and feel like I cannot heart beat is irregular...stops every so many beats and then does some flippy never stops and I am exhausted. The pulse is slo and weak also.
Avatar m tn I've been experiencing frequent heart palpitations and fluttering since 1994. Every heart test I've had over the years has been normal (EKG, ECG, stress tests, event monitors/holters, etc) aside from small preliminary beats and such that my doctors have deemed "insignificant". Other symptoms have been frequent belching "attacks" (not always related to eating) which I had a Barium study done for years back.