Metoprolol for tachycardia

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1347434 tn?1282595378 My cardiologist once quipt that with our lifestyle and diet today, that everyone should be on this along with a statin, and in fact there is already a combination pill available. Metoprolol comes to in two varieties; metoprolol tartrate, and metoprolol succinate, the later has a time release property. While this requires only one dose per day, it's cost is much higher than metoprolol tartrate, and some insurance companies place it in a higher tier co-pay.
Avatar n tn , and I don't feel a blood rush any more. I have been on generic Metoprolol XL 50mg for 1 month, and now 25mg for 1 month. As I said, there were significant side effects, especially on 50mg. The side effects on 25mg seem to be slowly lessening, and they sure beat the nagging, incessant PVC's and tachy.
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 n tn I have taken a BB for years to keep my AFib driven HR under control, and it works well for me. I use a generic called Metoprolol. I'm now on 50mg SR, but have taken as much as 200 mg.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 33 year old male, not overweight, not diabetic, I've been dealing with tachycardia for some time now. It comes and goes. I found that 50mg of Metoprolol twice a day would mostly control it, but as a 33 year old man, I began to notice major erection issues since being on it. Talked to my doctor, they want me to start 120mg a day of Diltiazem. I'm a little nervous about it, but they assured me it's no more potent a medication.
Avatar n tn Recently diagnosed w/ PSVT. I underwent brain CAT Scan, heart ultrasound, ECGs, & blood testing; all were normal. Only after a Holter was PSVT diagnosed. Cause unknown and I do have blood tests scheduled to check for adrenal / thyroid problems. My heart rate is normally 60-70 BPM resting & BP 120-130 Systolic / 80-86 diastolic (w/o medication) but at times it goes to 100-130 BPM & 150-160 Systolic / 90-110 Diastolic. Sometimes I noticed it & sometimes not but Holter showed it.
Avatar f tn I work out on a regular basis and have for years with mini-vacations in between. I am 34 and for the past few years my heart rate has been limiting my workouts due to SOB, not because of physical ability. I bought a HR watch and found that when I work moderately my heart is 150-160s and If I was working at a level I think would be hard but not heart rate would go to 170-180 then I get SOB and have to slow it down.
Avatar f tn I have been on metoprolol for a couple of weeks now. I was put on it for tach aswel. My heart rate will just spike up to 160 out of no where. I havent experienced wait gain or any hair loss so far. But it keeps my hr around 22-55. And I feel really tired since I've been taking it. I have had several episodes of tachycardia since I started taking though. And my blood pressure stays really low. I feel tired, kind of week, and sometimes it's like I'm in a daze.
Avatar f tn I am on metoprolol and baby asprin. When my heart rate quickens i don't notice unless I am wearing a heart monitor on my wrist. A few months ago I would feel my heart beat very forceful but I am now doing more exercise and not feeling it as forceful by my heart rate still races but i don't feel it. I often feel painful chest squeezing, almost like if someone is pinching my heart.
Avatar n tn Hi, I appreciate the time you are taking to answer my questions. I am basically healthy, soon to be 49 yrs. old, 5'5" @ 130lbs. I am being treated for NCS and IST. I have mild MVP, MR, and TR. I recently stopped bisoprolol 5mg, because I felt it was poss. I was mildly depressed from it, I was in a funk. I did have depression from atenolol. I am now taking Verapamil ER and my PCP just upped it to 240mg. I am still having bursts of tachycardia here and there.
Avatar m tn I have recently had a holter monitor study and have runs of tachycardia several times a day. I do have a mitral valve prolapse which was diagnosed when I was a teen. I have not had an echocardiogram or any other studies since, other than the holter study. In general this doesn't bother me too much. However this past week I've noticed that if I wake up at night and turn from my side to a prone position, I have tachycardia lasting less than a minute.
Avatar n tn I have had a stress echo, regular echo, event monitor for 2 weeks, and my cardiologist says that its sinus tachycardia but that its okay. I do not feel that this is ok! or normal. I am being treated for GAD and my doctor says that anxiety can cause this. I would probably be a little more relieved if my heart rate only went up once in a while, but to have this everyday with walking and sitting (going up and then down), Im am really worried that he is missing something.
Avatar n tn Search the Archives on this site for asthma/tachycardia/GERD there is alot of postings about it. For years I complained about the chest pain and short of breath, but when did the peak flow meter test, I was always normal. Now I know it was the tachycardia causing the chest pain. Asthma also will cause chest pain. So you can see why it is hard for doctors to know what is what. If you don't tell them the right type of systoms they don't understand, at least that is what I;ve been though.
Avatar m tn 5mg of metoprolol tatrate two times a day prescribed for supra-ventricular tachycardia episode. 1 time episode lasting approximately twelve hours before treatment, no other health problems before or after. All tests negative.
Avatar f tn I've been taking 25mg of metoprolol for a little over a month for SVT. I thought I was going to have an ablation but at my last doctor appt my ekg was normal and doc and there was no need for an ablation. My SVT is caffeine induced and since I quit drinking caffeine I've had no palpatations. He reduced my medicine from 25mg to 12.5 and said if that worked I could eventually quit taking it. He also told me to drink plenty of fluids and walk 40 min. every day.
Avatar m tn You can do a trial of transdermal magnesium chloride, every other day, for 3 months. For optimizing your circulation, you may try Nitric Oxide supplements or Arginine powder. Do you know exactly why you're on Metoproplol? Have you ruled out nutritional deficiencies, like Co- Q10, Methylocobalamin B12, Vitamin D, etc.? Do you know your heart rate increase within 10 minutes of assuming an upright position? That's a key symptom in POTS and the baseline number is 30 bpm.
Avatar f tn long story short, I was admitted for the high heart rate, the Ativan bottomed my blood pressure everytime I stood and I too, slept for over 24hrs. I was put on Metoprolol succinate 12.5 once a day nad that has prevented my HR from geeting too high(now it only gets up to 140-150 if Im excited, before it was 200bpm). As far as surgery, I was told that I would have to stop it one day prior to the surgery.
1933354 tn?1323366434 Keep in mind that when you switched from Toprolol ER (Metoprolol Succinate) to Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate), you lost the timed released advantage. If you were taking 25mg. pills of each medication, you are loosing a great deal of the latter drug's effectiveness as the day wears on. The half life of Metoprolol Tartrate is only 3-7 hours. So you must take it at least twice a day for it to be effective the entire 24 hour period. Also 25mg., once a day is a a very small dose.
Avatar n tn I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life and was diagnosed with WPW 30 years ago. My episodes also always go away on their own -- usually with in the first few minutes if I can lay prone and do some valsalva maneuvers, although I occasionally have gone to the ER for monitoring only because if the SVT lasts too long my BP gets a little low.
Avatar n tn i've been taking 10-40 mg at a time for inappropriate sinus tachycardia control (probably anxiety, but who knows). The propranolol seemed like a good choice since i also have headaches (kill 2 birds with 1 stone) but it seems to be having too much of a cerebral effect on me....
Avatar m tn From Sept '14 - November'14 I took 12.5mg metoprolol once daily for tachycardia. During Dec. - half of January I broke the pill in half (6mg) daily. Last week (Jan 10th) I decided that I did not need metoprolol anymore. It started out okay, but the 5th and 6th day was getting way too rough for me cuz of bp and hr. My heart rate just standing was like 160bpm so I caved in and took 12.5mg. Can such a small dose really make me so dependant on it? What would be the best way for me to wean now?
Avatar m tn Also, the Metoprolol, like the Propranolol, is highly lipophilic so it enter into the CNS and have more side-effects like the ones I have right now with the metoprolol, but with the Propranolol it's different, I guess it's effect in the CNS is better for anxiety related tachycardia. The Metoprolol make me feel so bad if I compare it to the Propranolol, I feel like I was hit by a car... IF the Metoprolol is the Tic-Tac of beta-blocker, than maybe beta-blocker are not for me at all !
Avatar n tn I was on a daily dose of the beta blocker (Metoprolol) for near lifetime SVT.  My GP doc said to carry a small supply, and chew an extra 50mg when my SVT occurred (generally 4 to 5 times per month) as it MIGHT help.  When I saw my cardiologist I mentioned this to him.  His comment was (with a slight roll of the eyes) "It doesn't work that way".
1395903 tn?1280354475 they decided to put me on a BP med and i asked if i could go on inderal as i've been on it before for tachycardia. i've been on and off metoprolol and inderal (propranolol) for over a year now. they both tend to make me tired and low energy. my biggest problem though is that i've gained so much weight! i keep gaining and gaining each month more and more. i'm only 5'2 and i now weigh 170 pounds. i am small so it is alot to handle and i'm sure also hindering my energy level at this point.
Avatar n tn I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia and uni- focal pvcs. I am a 35 year old female. The tach is induced by simply standing up or putting on my clothes. The pvcs occur at nearly 20,000 a day, I am incredibly symptomatic and I feel every one. I have been on atenolol, it helped the tachycardia but not the pvcs. I am currently taking nothing to treat my issues. I have been told I have PCOS and POTS. I do notice some (very) short term alleviation of symptoms with magnesium, B12, even sodium.
1717715 tn?1318300895 Hey guys, I take Metoprolol SUCC ER 50 mg once a day for what they THINK is mostly just inappropriate sinus tachycardia and a bit of anxiety that probably grew from that. At normal, my hair was probably the richest and thickest you would have ever seen but now, its getting oily much quicker, and has gotten SEVERELY more thin and light. I'm only 22 and good hair genes runs in my family, its not like im genetically pre-disposed to hair loss. Does anyone think it can be the medication?
443862 tn?1238003039 I have been on the Metoprolol ER for 3 years now. I was given this drug for high blood pressure. I have suffered all my life from anxiety. In fact, my ocd and fear have increased since I started this medicine. ( I am also on Diovan and and a water pill). I have also heard the Metoprolol increases anxiety. I must say I haven't had many panic attacks but I do get these hot surges....any one else?