Metoprolol side effects fatigue

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1464004 tn?1384139333 Has anyone had experience with side effects from metoprolol after using awhile? I've been on a minimal dose (25 mgs bid) for over 6 months now. I didn't seem to have any side effects to speak of until recently. I do also have positional vertigo. Not only has this gotten worse as of late but I have become unsteady on my feet and dizzy quite often. I had to get a ct scan for tumor in my neck and it was just horrible! I had vertigo and dizziness for hours after just from laying flat for 10 minutes.
Avatar m tn I did 2 days on 40 mg of Propranolol and I had the same side-effects than on the metoprolol... and I guess it's not side-effects but anxiety symptoms that I experience. Also when I return on the Propranolol for 2 days at a bigger dose, my blood pressure and pulse rate wasn't under control at all, heart rate was in the high 80 sit at rest and 150 and more just walking in the house...
Avatar m tn My palpitations and tachycardia settled a while back after being aggressively treated for iron deficiency anaemia. I would never have taken metoprolol if I knew the side effects I would experience. I wasn't given a choice or information. Hospital put me on it. I have never been so sick in my life or had so much pain.
1464004 tn?1384139333 If your BP is on the low side, the effects you feel when standing or bending over are a common side effect from many beta blockers. How much Metoprolol per day are you taking? This drug will slow your heart down, and make it slower to respond to high level of respiration and physical output. I had to adjust my training regime once I began it. I warm-up longer than I used to, and start slowly.
Avatar n tn I used both, and found that side effects are similar; tiredness, weight gain, and a slow pulse. Side effects are more pronounced as the dosage is increased. I had dosages from 25mg to 200mg. daily. Other reported effects are loss of libido, tightness in the chest, itching, irregular breathing, and irregular heartbeat. If you have any further questions, I'd be happy to respond based on my experience with the drug.
Avatar m tn Although he told me it was a benign drug I have many side effects including fatigue and drowsiness, some dizzyness, and loss of sex drive and ED problems. The side effects were really hampering my ability to function throughout the day. About 3 weeks ago i tapered off metoprolol of which my last dose was 1 1/2 weeks ago. everything went fine but now am having issues with blood pressure spikes, chest pains. tachy-cardia spells and dizzyness. I really feel crummy.
Avatar m tn beta blocker aka toprol - same drug ! lots of side effects from this drug - more side effects happen if your on the Generic from ! You named all listed side effects for this drug - the stool issue is diffrent so could be a interaction with another drug your on ? it sounds as though your not tollerating this drug at all . and should be changed to something diffrent. with less side effects - you could be allergic to it ?
Avatar f tn I have been taking metoprolol 50mg for about 2 wks, 25mg for 2 wks before that and I have experienced a lot of fatigue, and maybe a little bit of depression (probably due to the heart problems, not the beta-blockers) but that's about all.
Avatar f tn The drug info says these can be side effects and i am wondering if these are a forever side effect or just my body getting adjusted. The doc said it take 6 days to be therapeutic so why would i be getting the side effects now?
2001549 tn?1327470297 We are not allowed to answer questions regarding medications and side effects, because we are not professionals. Anyway, vitamin B12 is essential for your health, and I assume you take B12 because you have too low B12 on blood tests? If you haven't, take a blood test to verify if you actually have too low B12. If not, you may be wasting your money if that's not the problem. You should ask your doctor to find out why you have low energy. It could be almost anything.
Avatar m tn I have permanent AFib and take 50 mg Metoprolol ER and 225 mg of (I believe it is the same) channel blocker twice a day. I have no side effects other than some fatigue and general tiredness. Some of this comes from my age and the fact I no longer do serious aerobic exercise. I used to jog 3 miles 3 times a week when on a beta blocker and when on Propafenone which were back then holding me in normal sinus rhythm.
351404 tn?1299492730 It worked but the side effects were also very bad. Also tried Multaq which had no effects at all, bad or good. Useless. Then I was put on Metoprolol and Propafanone. These drugs were more effective and had almost no side effects. Only way to know is to try them.
1360592 tn?1281759126 I suffer from permanent AFib and take Metoprolol SR for lower my (ventricle) heart rate. I took as much as 100 mg twice a day to get the HR down, and found the side-effects troubling but not debilitating. I tended to adapt to the medication, but was concerned it was causing me sleep (dreaming) problems.
Avatar n tn Having heard some of the more extreme cases of the potential side-effects of metoprolol, I was wondering... a.) Am I likely to experience many side-effects at such a small dosage? (I'm assuming 12.5mg 1x a day is considered a low dose). b.) What is the likelihood that metoprolol can be helpful for the aforementioned symptoms, especially in such a low dose? c.) Is 12.5mg minor enough to be able to stop taking fairly easily? Could taking it actually make my conditions worse?
Avatar n tn But whatever you're on, heart meds have side effects and some of them are scarey. Most of the really scarey side effects (like heart failure) are almost ridiculously infrequent, still, they're so extreme that people need to know about them so that if they start experiencing the symptoms, they can stop the drug and call their doctor. Wikipedia probably won't give you the percentages of the side effects--go to the drug's webside or the PDR website and find out.
Avatar f tn it is not a really big deal. Very common, lots of data available, fairly few side effects... There are other meds which you don't go into so lightly. Flecainide, sotolal, tikosyn, amiodarone... When I see some of these on my pt list of meds, it screams there is a problem- that simpler solutions couldn't fix. If you haven't tried the simpler ones yet, it is definitely a better place to start.
Avatar f tn This works well to control my tachy....but, has bad side effects of anxiety, restlessness and agitation. I lookd up Bystolic..and it has none of these type side effects listed. I was going to ask my doctor to change to Bystolic. Has anyone here had any success in changing over to Bystolic from Metoprolol ?
Avatar m tn of BB, but I can say Toprol (Metoprolol), which is taken at a much higher does, usually 50 mg or higher, can produce the side effects you describe. Some of us adjust to them over time. I take Metoprolol at a 100 mg per day level, and may go higher. In the beginning it cause a too low BP and caused some dizziness when I stood up too quickly (or just didn't take time to stand up). These side effects have passed, my BP in now near normal.
Avatar f tn There are other beta blockers like metoprolol that can be tried to see if there is less fatigue. Depending on how long you have had atrial fibrillation, some people benefit from a cardioversion. Being in a normal rhythm does improve symptoms in many people. It sounds like you need a second opinion.
Avatar n tn I'm trying to identify other users of these meds who have experienced reduced saliva flow and a sour taste in the mouth, which they can attribute to atenolol or metoprolol. Knowing that other people have experienced these side effects will help me in making a decision about the ablation.
Avatar m tn I'm considering the minimum dose of propranolol as prescribed by my doc, but i'm very cautious and wanted to know what it is like and what any side effects and withdrawl might be like. what can i expect when taking this? i enjoy working out so i'm hoping it wouldn't affect my weight lifting and cardio that i like to do. thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn I need to know if I ought to try to wean myself off this medication, cause the side effects are more bothersome than the pvcs were. Im miserable. thanks for any comments anyone has.
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm not the doctor but I know exactly what you mean regarding the side effects from Coreg. I was put on it for a little over a year due to an aneurysm in my ascending aorta and the cardio wants my blood pressure kept very low. Like you, I am still lightheaded/off balance on occasion. I walk on a daily basis and even a brisk pace fails to get my heart rate out of the 70s. (Of course with the aneurysm I'm not supposed to get my heart rate very high.
876405 tn?1243511886 fatigue, getting winded faster, colder quicker, and increased need to nap (I'm 65). BUT, some of that may have been due to a-fib because even though I'm still on the meds, I have noticed since the last ablation that I don't get winded nearly as quickly and am not as tired either. Seeing our cardiologist and/or electrophysiologist with any problems or concerns is the right thing to do. My heartcare has it set up so we can email directly to the doctors.
Avatar m tn Hello folks, New here, but hoping for some help... Recently had a long bout of a-fib so severe was hospitalized with shortness of breath and heartrate near 200. Was put on Metoprolol (beta-blocker) and Xarelto (anticoag), and heartrate still was high, so beta-blocker was doubled to 100mg day (50 am, 50 pm). After about a month, had the cardioversion procedure, which stabilized heartrate. Beta-blocker reduced to 50 mg a day.
Avatar m tn This is said to be a normal side effect.. But I want to start taking it at night to lessen side effects.. I read if you don't take it at the same time every day it can really send your heart into shock or something bad can happen.
Avatar f tn I have been on verapamil, cardizem which caused extreme fatigue/low BP and did not help palps, tachycardia. Cardiologist now suggesting betablocker. Which one has the least side effects -mainly not lowering my BP and causing fatigue.
Avatar n tn 5mg Toprol XL but now keenly aware of effects of ingestion. (temporary fatigue, vague muscle pain) Last blood test also indicates Potassium at high end of normal (Benicar). Beware elevations of blood sugar on Toprol. ED no fun either. For Tarheel on Atkins: please have complete lipid panel and serum homocysteine. I tried Atkins for 2 years and altho I lost 10 lbs., I think Atkins greased me over the top resulting in the blockages requiring bypass surgery.
Avatar f tn after ablation to get rid of my arrhythmia's and found Inderal (Propranolol) worked great for my arrhythmia's with little side effects - mainly extreme fatigue, nausea dizziness and vertigo episodes, but I'm used to those I have ANS issues and gone through this for 35+ years.