Metoprolol in af

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1299944 tn?1304796905 If you have a high HR it will require a prescription by a medical doctor. I take Metoprolol to slow down down my AFib driven high HR. I also take a prescription anticoagulant. Both are generic drugs and while more costly than aspirin they are not extremely expensive. Both are affordable if prescribed... if you see a doctor remind him/her if you prefer generic versions of drugs. In my experience most doctors do indicate generic substitution is approved if recommended by the pharmacist.
Avatar n tn I am a 53 yo man diagnosed ~8 years ago with lone paroxysmal atrial flutter and afib. Long term history of endurance sports but nothing outrageous - running 20 miles a week since my teens. Episodes are generally less than an hour, but frequent - typically one every day or couple of days. Have been trying a "pill in a pocket" appproach - that is, I will take some metoprolol (50 mg tablet) if the tachycardia lasts more than 5 minutes.
Avatar f tn 5 year ago and had very short period (2 days) of AF post-surgery. I have been taking Metoprolol Succinate 47.5mg/day for 8 months as long term essential medication for HCM. My daily pulse is around 45-55 bpm and occasionally feel lightheadedness. I recently had one FAINT when I rested at a sofa. It lasted for about 5 seconds. My pulse was 50 immediately after recovery.
876405 tn?1243511886 Here's the question- I am wondering if these PVC's and PAC's that I have been experiencing in the past 2 months have to do with suddenly stopping the metoprolol that I was on for my high blood pressure. I don't recall ever getting them before and now they occurring constantly..I was taking metoprolol 25 mg twice a day and then my dr discontinued it because I found out that I was pregnant. Now I am taking something else for the blood pressure that is safe to take in pregnancy.
612551 tn?1450025775 I took the daily dose 100 mg in two parts, 75 mg in the morning and 25 in the evening, or even in three parts. During AF, atenolol as a single dose was not wery good to keep my heart rate low enough throughout the day. And, possibly a single high dose caused some symptoms in the morning. The evening dose was because of periods of tachycardia at night. But, as early as during the year 2010 AF, I also had some bradycardia and pauses at night.
Avatar f tn IC Sotalol or Sotalol HCL are the same BUT Sotalol AF is completely different Do NOT take Sotalol AF it might kill you. When you start sotalol AF you have to be in a facility with resuscitation devices it might stop your heart. Once I was given at a Pharmacy by mistake and I ended up in the ER. Always take the oval light blue pills, AF are round orange pills.
Avatar n tn Oops - I should say the PSVT converted to AF in the last episode. The PACs and PVCs were recorded at other times. Also, I cut out caffine 16 years ago. My cardio is Dr. Allen Johnson at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California.
Avatar m tn If it works for you, go for it ! I have read many posts about exercise in spite of AFib, and that's my case. So, I believe it is fine to exercise (while controlling the maximum HR to a reasonable level) with AFib, but if it coverts one to NSR, I say congratulations. For what you describe I'd say exercise - it is good for you NSR or not.
Avatar f tn The main reason I post is to tell you my experience is that I have adjusted to taking BB medication - I'd do better physically in NSR and no BB, but my QoL is better now that it was in the first months of being put on high dose Metoprolol.
428155 tn?1203692494 It started with humming (for a few years), vibrations at base of sternum (as if I had swallowed a vibrator; for a few weeks) and pulsations in the same spot (same). These lead to a kind of state of shock identical to a situation where I would have avoided a bad car accident - an adrenaline rush I suppose - that lasts 2-3 hours daily, prevents me from relaxing, concentrating and working, but can be dampened by Temazepam. These feelings start only when I am very calm: nap, sleep or quiet work.
Avatar m tn I am posting about a couple of question my husband and I have regarding his persistent afib and treatment regime. He has been in persistent AF (always irregular - but doing rate controlled) since 2000 or 2001. First Dr he saw was a general cardiovascular Dr who didn't try electro-cardioversion (b/c at that point he was still going in and out of Afib....three to five days in it then out for a week....then back in it). Instead just treated his rate.
Avatar m tn To what degree should medications / procedures be pursued in this kind of situation? 2. Is a persons life span shortened due to atrial fibrillation alone?
Avatar f tn However, eventually my a-fib broke thru that too. I had an ablation done in Jan 08, and have been in NSR ever since. Sotalol did not effect me too much.
Avatar f tn I was in tears, trying not to move, but was almost choking from the closing feeling in my throat. I went into AF and the knocked me out to shock me back. They had to do 2 rounds to get me back. I felt okay, just extremely tired after the procedure. Went home, and had drug hangover for 3 days. The first day after the ablation though, I sat up from a chair and bent over, and had a searing/shooting pain straight through the center of my heart off center to the left just a hair.
612551 tn?1450025775 My cardiologist has agreed with my request to change my Metoprolol to Atenolol which I learned in another thread has a longer half life (slower release for regular non-SR tablets) and had a lower penetration. I have read other "good things" about Atenolol. I'll see if I have more steady HR (it is very easy to check now and I will confirm while still on Metoprolol that my sleepy rest rate changes significantly between 2 AM and 6 AM, given my sleeping problems Im sure I'll be awake.
Avatar m tn I take coumadin, metoprolol, and 120mg morphine time released. Low back disc problems and acute syotica. Im always in AF while I feel this way. I have a defibrillator, and have been hit allot because of the SVT. The first time I was shocked it caused me to laugh uncontrollably.
Avatar n tn I HAD AF ABLATION NINE DAYS AGO. I AM ON TIKOSYN 250MCG, TWICE DAILY AND METOPROLOL TARTR 12.5 MG TWICE/DAY (THIS PRESCRIBED ONLY WHEN I EXPERIENCED A BEAT OF 160 AFTER RETURNING HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL) . I AM 78 AND IN GOOD SHAPE, EXCEPT FOR THE HEART ISSUE. SINCE THE ABLATION I HAVE EXPERIENCED PERHAPS THREE SHORT EPISODES OF GOOD HEART RHYTHM. MOST OF THE TIME THE HEART HAS BEEN ARRHYTHMIC, SAPPING ENERGY. I WONDER IF THIS PROLONGED ARRHYMIA IS NORMAL AFTER SUCH A PROCEDURE.
Avatar n tn Adderal has been known to decrease the effect of metoprolol in terms of treating hypertension and tachycardia, therefore, you might experience elevation in your heart rate and blood pressure, but not necessarily worsening atrial fibrillation. The only way to know is to try it and see what happens. If your AF worsens, you should consider an alternative approach to treating your ADD.
Avatar m tn Because I'm very thin and have a minor case of pectus excavatum, I tend to feel the palpitations quite distinctly, though especially while inactive and sitting or laying down. I have good days, sometimes stretches of days, in which I feel almost none. Then, without any discernible change in my behavior, I have bad days that may include periods of time with 3 to 4 PACs/min. I've had EKGs, a chest x-ray, cardiac MRI with and without contrast, and an echo.
18562852 tn?1465868243 The main complication of AF is an increased risk of having a stroke. AF causes turbulent blood flow in the heart chambers. This sometimes leads to a small blood clot forming in a heart chamber. A clot can travel in the blood vessels until it gets stuck in a smaller blood vessel in the brain (or sometimes in another part of the body). Part of the blood supply to the brain may then be cut off, which causes a stroke.
Avatar n tn My father (69yo) suffer from AF (atrial fibrilliation)- doctors say etiology is unknown in this case. He has low blood pressure and low heart rate during casual days, exept of course when he has AF. AF takes usually several hours (over 200 beats/minute) and comes sometimes without any reason (sometimes the reason is high temperature- weather, being tired after some work in garden, being in room where is stiflingly). He takes medications to prevent himself from AF but they don't work.
Avatar m tn I am 69yrs old,mechanical valves for aortic and mitral,CABGx2,Medtronics Adapta ADRS-01 for SSS,Brady-Tachy cardia,AF,Sinus passes more than 2.5secs.Still I get dizziness twice/month while morning walk only with burps.I am on warfarin,metoprolol,dipyradmole plus statin and Omega-3. Is it usual to get dizziness or light head with all the care given?Does any other member experience these?The symptoms are for 2minutes and I continue walking again.
Avatar f tn Thanks, I have a follow up with my cardiologist on Tuesday. I definately am not in any kind of endurance training, lol, I could stand to lose a few pounds, and if I do, I may be able to say goodbye to my blood pressure problems, and then just be on rate control meds for the Afib (which I am hoping is due to strep and never comes back!!!). I have already started looking into ablations in case I need to have them, because I will certainly not live with it forever.
Avatar n tn A few months ago my episodes have come almost every third night (from the last episode)upon either lying down for sleep or sometime in the middle of the night upon which I am awaken by it. This (I'm sure is a coincidence, maybe?)pattern started on the same day I started accupuncture treatments (I thought I would try it) but I stopped after three treatments and I would have thought whatever effects that had would have worn out by now.
Avatar f tn If Atrial Fibrillation caused Enlarged Heart, does that mean the AF medications she is taking (Metoprolol and Wafarin) are not effective in controlling her AF anymore? She saw she has irregular heart beat pretty much every day when she measures her blood pressure at home (the monitor can also indicate if you have irregular heart beat). 5.
Avatar f tn EP says its better to do it now while Im relatively young and healthy so that in 10 years Im not in perm/chronic afib and on tons of meds. Can anyone share their experience with me? I am trying not to drive myself crazy again. EP says Id stay overnite for observation and be on a real blood thinner for 2 months....
Avatar m tn Here is my medication ProAir HFR inhaler as needed Digoxin 250 MCG tablet one once a day in the morning. Metoprolol Tartrate 100mg one twice a day. Pradaxa 150mg one twice a day. Lasix 40 mg one once a day at night Spiriva Respimat two puffs once a day.
Avatar f tn I was in A Fib when this echo was taken. Could that have affected the whole echo? Could the diastolic dysfunction be a false positive? This whole experience has been very scary. I am on the same med as before - 25mg metoprolol/day and a 325 mg aspirin. They did a cath and no blockages. The cath said by EF was 60-65%. I feel like I am waiting for the next shoe to drop...another A Fib incident or something with the diastolic dysfunction.
Avatar f tn I'd have the longer ones maybe once a day. It appears the increase in metoprolol handled the little arrhythmias and is allowing the bigger ones to break through. But is something as scarey as propanolol really indicated here? I left my last cardiologist because she tried to do a flutter ablation and discovered when she got in my heart that she could only create fibrillation.
Avatar f tn The first in two years landed me in the Hospital. My meds were changed from Metoprolol to Diltiazem 360 mg per day and Fleconade 50 mg 2x per day plus Warfarin. The Metoprolol 25mcg 1 x daily has been making me wheeze for the past four years, but no one ever thought to change the meds. I have been on this new med protocol for 1.5 weeks. I just started the Fleconide and Warfarin three days ago. My question is I need to loose 45 pounds asap.