Metoprolol for migraines

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Avatar n tn This isn't a blood pressure question but the medication is for high blood pressure so I thought you might could help me. I have been having some strange symptoms since starting metoprolol as a migraine preventative. My head feels like it weighs a ton, and there is a lot of pressure up there, too. I've also been experiencing blurry vision and some concentration issues. I also take lithium, trazodone and neurontin and a rare xanax.
640719 tn?1277143630 Hi everyone, Was wonder how long it takes for the Metoprolol to start working for migraines? Years ago I took this drug and it worked well for me. Seems it took 2-3 weeks before it stopped them completely. Thank you!
Avatar f tn Lately I am getting worse tachycardia even with the 50mg metoprolol twice a day. It seems to come and go in bouts. Overall the metoprolol has helped my tachycardia a lot in the several months I've been on it, but I wonder if it's run its course since the tachycardia seems to be coming back somewhat. I'm only 33, in decent shape, about 178 pounds, 5'11, a bit out of shape but not terribly. I tend to not tolerate exercise too well in that it triggers my tachycardia at times.
Avatar m tn I took metoprolol for SVT prior to my cardiac ablation in 2010. I continue to take it at a little lower dose for blood pressure control, and for heart attack survivability should one occur.
Avatar f tn I am 23 and have been suffering from intense migraines for about 12 years. Seizuresfor about 3 years, but this isn't about the seizures.
Avatar f tn I recently was prescribed Metoprolol for my migraines. I have been on Topamax for quite sometime but was tired of living in a fog of constant confusion, fatigue, and lack of focus. I was switch to Metoprolol. I have been taking it so far for a week and without fail every single day multiple times a day I have extreme chest pains directly under my left breast. It feels like a stabbing pain. Attempting to breath during an episode is excruciating. Is it due to the new medication?
Avatar n tn I was have been having some strange symptoms since starting metoprolol as a migraine preventative. My head feels like it weighs a ton, and there is a lot of pressure up there, too. I've also been experiencing blurry vision and some concentration issues. I also take lithium, trazodone and neurontin and a rare xanax.
Avatar f tn I am about to begin withdrawal of 50mg Metoprolol after 5 years addictions to it for blood pressure only. No heart issues. It has been used with 5mg Norvase - Calcium Channel Blocker. PCP's instructions are: 1. Stop the Norvase for 20 days to see if BP spikes. If not then proceed to: 2. Reduce from 50mg of Metoprolol twice a day to 25mg twice a day for one week. 3. Then, 1/2 a 25mg tab twice a day for one week. There was the expectation that there could or would be BP spikes. WHY?!
Avatar f tn After a major episode I landed in the ER again and admitted for 3 days for the regular battery of tests/scans. To be release with an uncertainty. My regular cardiologist suggested a repeat of Tilt Table Study. But I decided to proceed with the appt. for the EP and get his opinion. That appt. he said take Florinef/Fludrocortisone, drink 2-3 litres per day and lots of salt. After 7 days It gave me worsening migraines, more fatigue, moody, more shortness of breath, etc.
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about discontinuing medication for depression completely to see how I can handle things with counseling, but am concerned since I have been on various medications for depression for such a length of time - probably 10 years. I'm not sure what to do, and when I consulted with my psychiatrist, who has been simply a medication manager, he said, I don't have any answers for you, come back in a month.
1287190 tn?1271968950 Are you being treated with daily doctor prescribed medication, such as plavix & if needed for high cholesterol or triglycerides, medication for that, or if high blood pressure, with blood pressure medication? What are they doing, if anything, to try to prevent these episodes? Have they done any doppler of your carotid arteries to look for blockages? Have they checked your heart function? Have they checked your iron level as well as hemoglobin levels & prothrombin time in your blood?
Avatar m tn I have had optical migraines as well as the typical headachey migraines but never for that long of a period. My neurologist is at Rush in Chicago and she said that you can have some inflammation of the nerves in the head and it not show up on an MRI...but if you have contrast, it should show any lesions and can even show small spots on the brain produced from migraines.
768044 tn?1294227036 - For menstural migraines, Estradiol gel (like what people use for menopause). I tried this before. 2/3 for how strong the evidence is. 2/3 for how well it works in scientific trials. 2/3 for how well it works in clinical setting. infrequent side-effects.
Avatar f tn Awwwww, that was very nice of you to think of us. My daughter's neurologist had her repeat the brain MRI at their facility (Miami Children's). We just went back to get the results yesterday and they were NORMAL!!! Thank God. Her first MRI was on a T-3 and this new one was a T-2, go figure. Her migraines have calmed down and she hasn't been as stressed lately.
Avatar n tn I have Raynaud's syndrome, tremors , sinus tachycardia, IBS, and migraines. Have they checked you for Raynaud's? Have they checked your magnesium? I have low magnesium and they have me on Magnesium Oxide 400 one in the am and one in the night. It has helped a lot it is good for Raynaud's and migraines and the tachycardia. Just a thought. Do you have to take medicine for the POTS? I tried Metaprolol and Cardizem neither agreed with me.
Avatar m tn However, tachicardia and arrythymia seem to be starting to come back and I am on the highest dose of 160mg in am and 160mg in pm. Doctor advised switching to 100 mg metoprolol 2xday with 0.125 digoxin 1xday for 5 days. Did not help - so I went back to Inderal but not completely eliminating the problem. Extra beats still couple times a day with rapid beats. Always feel uncomfortable, unrelaxed, shaky and nervous. Do you think ablation would be helpful.
Avatar n tn Is it because of the deficiency, I have a poor sense of balance? will it improve after b12 levels improve? Also,I take apo-metoprolol for high blood pressure. Is vertigo/dizziness a side effect of that medication?
Avatar n tn I now take 30-40 caps a month, but really feel the need for more to function. I was prescribed originally for extreme migraines, then began using for my anxiety disorder. How do I get off this drug, and CAN I after all these years?
Avatar f tn At home my blood pressure was 186/82 and my heart rate was 100 (I take daily Metoprolol for PSVT, so this was a rather high heart rate for me). I was feeling dizzy and nauseated, no real headache but still the "hole" in my vision. Next, I noticed what appeared to be waves of water pulsating up and down in both eyes. I wanted to go to the ER but my husband suggested I take an aspirin and rest, which I did and the symptoms subsided.
Avatar n tn Migraine headaches that start for the first time over the age of 40 years are suspicious and should be fully evaluated for another cause ie MRI etc. I do not know how old your daughterin law is.
Avatar n tn I have extensive AVM's in my left knee, thigh, and hip. I am also be tested for AVM's in my neck in 2 weeks. I have a Coarctation of the Aorta which on my last MRA (2006) was narrowed to 1 cm at the descending aorta. When I was 4 (1974) I had a Cardiac Catheterization done, at which time they felt there was some sort of abnormality of the media of the aorta. As of 2006," the aortic root measured 4.6 cm. The aortic arch measures up to 2.6 cm.
Avatar n tn That leads me to believe the diagnosis is correct, and I just need to find the right med (topamax is next up), but I'm also wanting to make sure this is right. Should I go for a 2nd opinion somewhere and what sort of tests might I look for as I look for a higher end neurology department? I like my neurologist, but it's a smaller hospital and I do have insurance with Mayo in Rochester, UNMC in omaha, Iowa University Hospitals, etc.
Avatar f tn One 2x daily and one as needed. I also take Celebrex for arthritis, Tramadol for migraines and metoprolol for the racing heart and Vistaril for when the racing starts to calm me down. Sometime I feel ok and other times I feel like death ! No energy, muscles sore( especially lower back , shoulders and knees),off balance and headaches that leave me unable to function. I have times with the migraines where the vision on the sides of my eyes go black.
1312221 tn?1273726532 ive been on propanolol 80mg daily, these are ok but i found they dont help with the way we think they only control the bodily reactions by stopping the palpitations, no good if you have low hr or low bp, they are also used for lowering bp, lowering heart rate, migraines as the tablet relaxes blood vessels, they worked on my first time because i wasn't highly anxious but second time no good
Avatar f tn Of course searching online has caused me to worry more and I found something called a mitral valve prolapse that could be cause of PVCs that also has migraines as a symptom. I have had very frequent migraines for 10+ years. All this makes me more worried if I can carry on a full time job that is stressful enough and take care of my son. Should I get more tests or see a specialist?
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with Migraines, Fibromyalgia and Hypothyroidism. I am also on Metoprolol for a fast heart rate. The other morning I was getting ready for work and talking to my husband when I zoned out. It took a few seconds for me to negin talking again. This has happened several times, sitting and standing - just a few seconds of "zoning", I would say that this happens a few times a month. My husband says it is like I get distracted and stare a hole through things.
Avatar n tn My background: Age 25 male, 6'0 205 lbs. Smoke a pack a day for the last 3 years, suffer from mild depression and anxiety. My job is highly stressful and I can almost relate to it as being an air traffic controller or a stock trader on wall street. I exercise for 3-4 miles 2-3 days a week. My symptoms started around age 19-20. I would get what it feels like a PVC or extra heart beat once every other week or some times not have them at all for a month or two.
Avatar n tn I suspect that many people on this forum are faced with similar dilemmas, the desire for normalcy, so that you feel like you fit in, or the desire for peace of mind, so that you don't ludicrously grab at your chest from yet another frightening episode of PSVT while sitting with your friends. I'll choose peace of mind any day.
Avatar f tn The arrhythmia bothers me some, but it's not unbearable. I haven't wanted to take a beta blocker because I tried one years ago for migraines and it made me zombie-like, so tired and lightheaded I couldn't go to work. But I guess if I ever really have to take a low dose of one, I would try it again. The thing is, I also have acid reflux and beta blockers can cause heartburn in those who have frequent reflux. So I'm hoping I never have to use one.
Avatar n tn At times I will test positive for H. Pylori. but that's it. I was put on a course of prednisone for a sinus infection, and that was the first time I was able to be up and about after months of being bedridden. I was able to breathe better, less pain, my skin cleared up. I felt so much better. Doctors have dismissed it saying that everyone feels better on prednisone.