Metoprolol side effects in women

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Avatar n tn Yes, beta blockers are known to have this side effect. You don't always see it listed as a side effect for women but it probably affects them as much as it does men.
Avatar n tn Those are questions you must discuss with your doctor - what doctor put you on your heart medications?
Avatar n tn Hormone replacement therapy is not felt be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease in women. I am also not familiar with bloodletting therapy, but it is not used in the treatment of menopause.
1345697 tn?1430622621 Hi there, Metoprolol is pregnancy category C drug and is not recommended unless clearly needed. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Methyl dopa, hydralazine and nifedipine are safer alternatives for controlling hypertension in pregnancy. If this new drug is causing side effects then you may need an alternative drug. I hope it helped. Best luck and kind regards!
Avatar n tn I also dont have the effects after getting up in the morning. Oh and I was also sent for physical therapy on my neck and spine with no positive results. Well my posture and neck mobility were terrible. He did seem to relieve that but still no relief of my other symptoms. One thing that I did notice is that I can make it come on when lying on my stomach in bed and turning my head to the far left. This seems to tell me that its more muscular/nerve related then vascular/circulatory.
1414724 tn?1283234845 I've been on Metoprolol 50 mg one in the AM and one in the PM and it makes me dizzy and makes me feel like my heart is squeezing and doesn't do grunt to really control my PVC's. I have a close friend who is a psychologist, my age, who has the same thing. He was on Metoprolol and complained to his doctor who forced the pharmacy to give him the real medication, Toprol. Toprol is the brand name. Metoprolol is the generic.
Avatar f tn My doc said normally he would have people stop taking it but in my case and probably yours you can be on it just realize the side effects can be low birth weight in baby and obviously the baby will have a lower heart rate because of it. I've been pregnant twice and sadly miscarried both but my doctor said it was not because of POTS. He thinks it was due to chromosome defects in the baby which are common. I don't have a limit on how many I can have.
1806721 tn?1510192923 My bp is still really low but doctor said the way I was feeling was side effects of meds and body was just not use to it yet. Now im not dizzy, but if I were u,i would tell doctor about your symptoms,mays meds are just not right for mom went threw 5 until she found one that works with her body. The chest pain I wouldnt ignore.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if I can still get pregnant with my heart being like this or should I wait? I am currently taking Metoprolol, but after taking it I feel like I have more irregular beats than not taking it. So I don't know if its the medicine or my heart still healing. I will see my EP this month and hope some of these will be answered. Does anyone have this case like me? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I have taken Metoprolol at as high as 100 mg twice a day. Beta blockers have some side effects, but for me 25 mg slows my HR to in the 50s when asleep (or just wake up and check in bed before moving much) and in the 70 most of the time when at rest. Going up stairs I could see 140 I suppose, but I am also an older person and suffer from AFib, so the atrium chambers are not helping. It is best that you try to find a cure, taking medications all one's life is not the best solution.
Avatar f tn I am 3 months postpartum and am breastfeeding my little guy with a plan to do so for probably 15 months total. Currently, I am on Metoprolol and PTU, but I am highly considering a total thryoidectomy so that he doesn't get the effects of PTU or BB and so that I don't have to deal with this for the rest of my life (including another possible pregnancy). I will not get RAI because of the radiation effects, but I'm wondering if I am making a rash decision?
Avatar n tn I am not really sure how he can say this, since I have been reading that the side effects or metoprolol have only been tested on animals (are there any articles you could suggest on animals or humans to read?). However, I would like to have another child in the next year or so, and I am unsure about the risks. My questions are as follows: 1) What are the risks of this procedure and success rate of a cardiac ablation?
Avatar n tn Interestingly, a good friend of mine has been on Lisinoprol (sp?) for about a year and she has suffered NO side effects, but others say that it has the same effects as the other beta blockers. Guess it just depends on each person's body. I've started taking Biotin and zinc supplements - and eating enough foods that contain potassium and magnesium. Hope this helps.
1635667 tn?1300190421 taken concurrently is one. This is perhaps due to the magnesium lowering effects of some of her other meds, in which case is might be harder to regulate her heart rhythm. Magnesium is vital in heart rhythm regulation! Magnesium would also soften her stools, which would render her Docusate unnecessary, if she gets enough Mg. Her acid reflux is likely due to LOW stomach acid considering her age and not high.
443862 tn?1238003039 I wondered if the pre-menopause was caused by the thyroid going hyper, because in my case my period stopped in February and in March my heart started beating fast. Then they gave me metoprolol, a beta blocker, to slow down the heart, but we can't do anything for the thyroid medication wise because I tried tapazole and broke out in hives. They are planning surgery to remove 1/2 the thyroid that has a nodule on it that is making it hyper. Until then, they said just wait it out.
Avatar n tn As for the Metoprolol I went on it after surgery to slow down my heart rate and stabalize the beat and found that it also worked wonders. I didn't have any negative side effects from any medication but every one is different.
783404 tn?1236261007 Any mediation, other than sleeping pills I suppose, can interfere with sleep, read the full set of possible side-effects that comes with the prescription(s). Then try not to imagine any of them. It seems to me as problematic to read about symptoms and not suddenly think: "maybe".
Avatar m tn -) understand that when Stress or Anxiety is listed as a possible cause of an Arrhythmia, such as PVCs, and the heart is organically and structurally sound, the stress and anxiety are likely long term effects and not something that comes and goes in one day. I have heard so many people say that they were not stressed on the day of their symptoms. It is seldom that simple.
Avatar m tn Make sure to eat foods with potassium, like I mentioned in my above post. All meds can have possible side effects so your headache could have been from the new med. Things might get better and this side effect could very well go away when your body gets adjusted. Exercise, eating properly, meditation and therapy can really help with not only your overall health but your anxiety too. Keep yourself hydrated. I keep my glass of water full all day long.
102999 tn?1326859384 net/2011/10/11/large-study-finds-vitamin-supplements-increase-risk-of-death-in-older-women/ Really, there are so many things in life to enjoy, and your heart is clearly basically healthy, so I suspect that finding a therapist who really helps you with your fear would be the most useful thing you could do right now.
Avatar n tn What kind of heart problems run in your family, remember it is usually only important if it happens before 60-65 in women and 50-55 in men. It sounds like you are getting apporpirate care having your heart and brain looked at.
Avatar f tn I'm 21 weeks along now, and have been diagnosed with PAF. I was worried about the atenolol considering some of the side effects listed, but it hasn't been too bad. I know a few women who are taking 100mg/day and have had healthy babies. I saw a perinatologist recently and he told me that they will monitor the baby closely and keep an eye on his growth.
Avatar f tn 5 mg once a day) – the side effects of it are similar to those of the metoprolol; somewhat milder in my situation, but I still am unable to function normally – still dizzy, sleepy, lightheaded. Aside from the racing heart I have these weird chest pains/aches.
593337 tn?1230137501 They put my on a beta-blocker (Bisoprolol), which had terrible side-effects for 10 days of its use; which I then came off from. Since then, I've had every test under the sun that I can think of, or that's been recommended. Stress tests, blood tests, urine, multiple 48-hour holters, stress echocardiograms, x-rays, and more. I have also checked for a stomach bacteria virus (h.pylori) in desperation.
Avatar f tn It wasn't until I started treatment that my symptoms got better. Also, was on a beta blocker, check out your side effects. Causes alot of dizziness, weight gain, chest pain, shortness of breath, hair loss. If you experience some of the more severe symptoms, including the chest pain, you should call your doc. I associated everything with thyroid and was sick for a year, until I realized my beta blocker was doing a number on me. I stopped taking it 2 months ago, and feel wonderful.
808815 tn?1254305481 I also see that some things cost way more privately, for instance on the list I am looking at metal braces cost £198 NHS and £1112 privately. Treatment (NHS) for under 18 year olds, pregnant women and women who have given birth in the past 12 months is free. Some low income groups also get free treatment. I’m not sure if elderly people get free treatment – I should find out and if so get myself on an NHS waiting list! :) I did put my name down for NHS dental treatment about 5 years ago.
343006 tn?1314450071 and wont have as bad side effects ? I think being in a Hmo system or plan.. your limited to what the Doctor can do, and what he or she can perscribe to you. Im hopeing the ppo plan will be a bit better with less controls. and more options.. thank you and take care as well. booger!
Avatar f tn You should take the medications you doctor has prescribed, at least give it a few week's try. I have taken 100 mg Metoprolol twice a day (200mg), one in the morning and one in the evening. I did have some side effects that deminished over time, for example very low blood pressure and some dizziness. This mostly passed, but I complained that the hight dose caused me to be tired and fatigued... my doctor reduced my Metoprolol to 50 mg and added 240 mg of calcium channel blocker.
Avatar n tn Karen I took CoQ10 it helps with statin side effects. It s a vitamin sold at any drug store. It help me to where mine are not so scary anymore. Completely safe.
Avatar n tn After I developed a-fib and started the dysopyramide, my chest pain and sortness of breath inproved. However, I have a slough of new side effects. Perhaps the most important result is that my last stress echo(recumbent bike), I was able to exercise for 17 minutes. That is 5 minutes longer than any previous test. Addtionally, my gradient reduced from 70 in previous tests to 17 in the most recent test. It seems as though the Dysopyramide is the magic bullet for me so far.