Metoprolol side effects mayo

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Avatar f tn I was on a low dose of metoprolol for about a month. It slowed my hearbeat down to the 40's (I have bradycardia anyhow), which is too slow. I dropped it cold turkey, having been told by my cardiologist at Mayo Clinic that I could do that with no adverse effects. He was right: no bad effects. I feel fine. Maybe your problems are due to something else???
Avatar n tn All was finew/ the Metoprolol (no side effects) until late July when I started losing LOTS of hair (300-400 hairs per shampooing; "normal" shedding of 75-125 when not shampooing) and now my previously thick, shiny hair is thinning rapidly and dull. My eyelashes are also falling out, but not as rapidly as the hair on my head. (I also started having insomnia and leg cramps at night.)My MD is in the process of weaning me from the drug - 12.
Avatar f tn I absolutely hate the side effects from the meds. I have vision disturbances, no appetite, no energy (although even though I was a gym rat, my energy level had been really bad the past year or so leading up to this), chest tightness, and increased anxiety. When I was on a higher level of metroprolol (before I switched to the name brand toprol) I had great bouts with depression and severe cloudy thoughts. Also right now it is hard for me to fall asleep before 4am no matter how exhausted I am.
Avatar n tn Some drugs used to treat Raynaud's have side effects that may require you to stop taking the medication. A drug may also lose effectiveness over time. Work with your doctor to find what works best for you. Some medications actually can aggravate Raynaud's by leading to increased blood vessel spasm. Your doctor may recommend that you avoid taking: Certain over-the-counter (OTC) cold drugs. Examples include drugs that contain pseudoephedrine (Actifed, Chlor-Trimeton, Sudafed).
Avatar n tn It's difficult to describe, but the past couple of years I've had this on and off for weeks at a time. When I'm walking, or moving about in general, I get what feels like a shocking sensation, like a zap where my visons goes out for a second, feel it through my whole head it seems. At night I'll get severe "shocks" when falling asleep. I am seeing a neurologist who has diagnosed this as a migraine condition, MRI returned normal. I take lexapro for anxiety.
Avatar m tn Is anyone on Zoloft? My doctor wants me to take it and get off Ativan which I also want to do but I'm afraid of the side effects... I don't want it to make my POTS worse... Or my anxiety worse which I heard it can do it the first couple weeks... I have little to no family / friend support and I'm honestly just down to last straws that I think I can handle... I've tried talking to the friends I do have but nothing and nobody can help...
886699 tn?1270783344 Has any of you taken this medicine? How did it go? Did you have any side effects? I just started today on a very low dose and I am supposed to increase it in a couple of days, we'll see how it goes.Hope to hear from any of you!
Avatar f tn put me on Amiodarone 200 mg but I'm affraid of the side effects but I feel so sick that decided to take them I had my first pill today 08/28/2011. I really don't want to take this pill but what can I do? I'm so tired of feeling sick all the time, I'm on metoprolol 25mg twice at day but my regular heartbeat is still between 120 and 130 bit per minute when I'm resting and feels like it skips a beat. Any advice??? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/270886'>Ablation vs.
Avatar m tn Norpace was great while I was on it. I did not have a problem at all. Though they did put me in the hospital for the first two days of taking it for observation. Apparently it can have some pretty nasty side effects for some. But for me...it was the "miracle drug." After having the tilt result that you read above they put me on the Norpace and waited two days to test me again.
Avatar f tn I tried many different meds, Atenolol worked best with least side effects. I had my checkup and ask cardiologist if I could try reducing/ or elminating meds. He said to give it a try and if I have an SVT attack to take 1/2 a pill. I was on 25 mg daily, have gotten down to 1/4 am and 1/4 pm .. but can not get any lower without tachycardia , shakey feeling, trembling, just feeling terrible. I want to get off the atenolol because I hate taking meds...
343006 tn?1314450071 My Question is : who has problems with being on Toprol xl (side effects ) so on.. or am I the only walking zombie on this stuff ? please let me know im not alone ! im weaning off it ,due to adverse side effects and a few unwilling Doctors who wont help me ! get off it . or even change it to another drug... so to say im at the end of my rope here !! yes the sky is falling !
Avatar n tn Read that that is one of the side effects as well. I had an echo on Jan 2 to check on aneurysm..NO CHANGE...so the doctor here at Mayo had his nurse call me and tell me to come back in 1 YEAR...IS this the STANDARD for doctors if an aneurysm has not changed in 6 months following the initial diagnosis????? I would hope I could always be checked every 6 MONTHS.. We are all lumped into one bunch as far as statistics go and WE ARE NOT ALL THE SAME.
Avatar f tn ( At the onset of all of my symptoms my primary care put me on celexa which I could not stand the side effects it gave me. She has also prescribed me cymbalta-which my cardiologist said absolutely not with my tachycardia (who can you trust nowadays!!!) The latest she has prescribed me is Buspar? Has anyone taken that? I just have heard that these types of medication change your whole way of thinking and you as a person...
Avatar m tn But no natural remedy is as strong as a drug -- that's good in that they usually have lesser side effects because of this, but it also can mean that they don't work as well as drugs if you're already accustomed to those magic little pills. I would have tried melatonin first and then herbs and tried drugs last, not first. But your are where you are.
Avatar f tn Mainly addressing pregnancy, anemia, neutropenia, and about 100 other possible side effects. I had not heard that Kaiser and Mayo stopped using Vic and Inc. If you find the link will you post it?
1395903 tn?1280354475 i wanted to get off beta blockers all together but i've been on cardizem before and didnt like the side effects one bit. i wanted something other then a beta blocker but he insisted that it is not causing the weight gain so he would not change my meds...also i've been having horrible awful anxiety attacks each morning and he dont know what it is from either.
Avatar m tn Messing with different meds at different strengths to find which one works, and dealing with the ancillary side effects is a pain and carries risk as well. The procedure will keep you in the hospital for a day, and out of work for perhaps a couple more. Normal activities can be resumed within in a couple weeks. I was fully sedated, so consequently my experience was extremely positive; I remember getting on the lab table (barely), and waking up in the recovery room, nothing else.
Avatar f tn So the flu-like feeling could be a side effect of the beta-blocker. Hopefully they can find you a remedy without the awful side effects. Good luck to you.
Avatar f tn I tried medication after medication after medication. Almost all of them, the side effects were worse than the actual thing i was treating. Fatigue was my number one symptom with all of them. It was awful, I felt so hopeless. I was very very active in sports and exercise and it all came to a screeching halt with all of this cause I couldnt tolerate it. Then a year ago, after many many tests, I had an ablation for SVT, VT, and AV node reentry.
1140055 tn?1264059851 him 100% why would we not take something that has virtually no side effects that helps our hearts relax and not work as hard. He did a simple explanation....a hummingbirds heart is small beats crazy fast and they live a fairly short life because their hearts over tac itself where say an elephant who's heart beats slower with less stress on it lives a VERY long time...
Avatar m tn Maybe the meds helped in the 7 months you were on them even with side effects...I shudder just thinking about the side effects lol I'm such a wimp sometimes. I'm surprised you didn't notice a difference in that year of anything happening, you are alot braver than I am - I would be anxious over every symptom.
Avatar f tn I AM STILL SO UPSET about my hair loss from the Beta Blockers. I never knew hair loss is one of the side effects of Metoprolol that I am taking. I take 25 mg 2 times daily. Doesn't seem like much compared to others, but, it is enough to make me feel fatigued all the time. I can live with the fatigue, but, the HAIR LOSS has really got me worried. I talked to oneof the primary docs here at Mayo last week about this and she is looking into it for me.
Avatar m tn It took me awhile to find out that I have side effects from CQ10, I never dreamed that CQ10 would give me side effects since its so highly praised and so good for the heart. I finally found the side effects listed by the Mayo Clinic and I had every one of them.
967168 tn?1477588089 my discs - I saw that happen with my dad and he couldn't walk after.
Avatar n tn I've declined ablation and drugs as being too risky. The possible side effects include death. I note, though, that an Australian medical doctor who is a veteran iron man champion had an ablation with complete success. At 60, I could run a mile in less than 6 mins; before the AF my best time was about 7 mins; jogging lengthened it to 10 mins; now, with harder efforts, I'm down to 7 and a half mins. I suspect that every case of AF is different.
Avatar n tn Can you provide information to me as to what these nerves do and what side effects I will have if he does this procedure? Can you let me know if there are better ways to fix my problem.
Avatar n tn One doc we saw suggested she try that, but our primary care doc dissuaded her from trying it due to potential side-effects. What do you think? Are the others that you mentioned all Beta-blockers? She does not normally have high blood pressure and according to all of the cardiac tests her heart is "normal". So maybe we will try the high-sodium diet. Would sports drinks (Gatorade, etc) be a good place to start? How else can one safely add additional salt to a diet?
Avatar f tn Have you tried boosting your salt intake at the time of (or shortly prior to) the evening crash, such as drinking a glass of bouillon or v8? Am I correct in understanding that the low HR/BP is due in part to the effects to the beta blocker and that without the beta blocker you don't have such dramatic lows, or am I misinterpreting?
544292 tn?1268886268 So apparently HP needs me to rest, and not work and whatever the effects of that; I am still clean! I am still NOT on Tramadol! I said it before. Nothing is more important to me than being clean of this ****. I am weak like a kitten. I am drinking water and distracting myself and soon, when I get energy I need to find the inhaler that I use in the middle of the night. I have everything I need. VICKS. Steamers, liquid Vicks. Z-Pac. This morning I woke up and could barely speak.
Avatar n tn - he said if i have more a-flutter then i will need to go on meds - but all meds have side effects the future scares me - so i will try and live day to day as you suggest - i feel like i dont have a future which i know is not the way to think its not easy coming to terms with things going wrong in your heart when you are in your 40's !!