Metoprolol side effects tiredness

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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 f tn metoprolol side effects.... well, I guess they are real, but you learn to live with it. The side effects are easier to live with than a resting rate of 150 and then going up and up from there. When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of propranolol and 300 of metoprolol and occasional 100 of labetalol here and there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down.
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 f tn how was it you stopped after five years? your cardio said you should stop? What happened next?
Avatar m tn I particularly notice difficulty with speaking, searching for simple words, or names, some tiredness. Also, since beginning Metoprolol Tart, 50 mg.(probably 4 years ago) taken 2 times daily, I have had three episodes of severe nausea with vomiting coming on suddenly. When I went to ER my bp was in the area of 190/105. Most recent episode in mid-March. Fine the next day except for mild tiredness. ER doctors have diagnosed as either an anxiety attack, or most recently, Vertigo. B.P.
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.
Avatar n tn Although it was not very taxing I was still out of the house and off the couch for a few hours. I have not notices any side effects with it other than the tiredness the first few days. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn With all blood pressure Medications, you will get tons of Side effects ! Toprol is one Nasty medication, that packs a punch ! I was on it for over 6.5 years straight ! it was bad !! Zocor is for lowering cholesteral down - however it too has bad side effects.. combined you must be in a living hell ! the daily Confusion , and focus and not being Alert - is a toprol side effect for sure ! Hows your Hair.. has it thinned out yet ? and have you Gained any Waight yet ?
Avatar f tn Anyway to cut a long story short the other day I read the information piece of paper in the box of its side effects and read this.
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 n tn After a double bypass in which one did not take, I have taken Toprol-XL 100mgs since 2001. I had never felt any side effects other than periodic bouts of diarrhea. Within the past week, I took my last Toprol pill on a Sunday between 4 to 6 AM. On Monday morning without my daily Toprol dose I walked my daily 3.6 miles in my usual 50 minutes and then at 8 AM went golfing. Around 11 AM my heartbeat became rapid and felt shallow.
612551 tn?1450025775 on the individual. In you place I'd take the same does and keep a watch on my heart rate and any new side effects. If I saw a large decrease in HR, for me that would be below 60 at rest, I'd try 1/2 dose and watch again. I believe taking every 12 hours is better than every 24, but I believe the total taken per 24 hours should be the same for either schedule.
Avatar f tn Side effects of metoprolol and diltiazem: Both (see above links) list the following as a serious side effect: "nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)." Hopefully you're not having low-grade fever and jaundice along with your abdominal pain and abnormal stools?
Avatar n tn Known side effects of Coreg include fatigue, sleep disorders, dizzyness, and GI pains. (See for example SK Beecham site on Carvediolol). My wife uses Coreg and suffers from all these side effects. What are good counter measure drugs or non-drug therapies? What are most severve and cautionary drug interactions with Coreg? Thank you.
Avatar m tn As soon as I start the Metoprolol, I start having side-effects that I didn't had while I was on Propranolol (took it previous the Metoprolol). My side-effects became more and more disturbing. Just to name a few, I feel VERY tired all the time, to the point that just taking a shower is enough to make me feel like I just run a marathon. I have difficulty to sleep and vivid dreams all the time when i'm able to sleep.
Avatar m tn being tired, troubles with breathing, no energy, flu-like feel, feeling like you have 80 years, feeling totally down all the time due to all symptoms... I thought that I need more "activity" and tried to walk more often, but it didn't help. On days when I would fell "bad", if I would walk, breathing and other symptoms would only get worse and the "episode" of "a bad day" would then last for 2-3 days instead of 1 day.
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 m tn I have been on metoprolol for 3-4 years. About 2 years ago, I began to experience a lot of tiredness episodes, and my heart was in the low 50s'. It continued down to the 40s'. I was given a pacemaker Oct 08. Also at that time, I was having an episode of A-fib. I was succesfully reverted electrically. I am on 81mg aspirin and 50 mg metoprolol. At the time of the pacemaker implant, I was put on 100mg amiodarone. Seen my heart doctor three months ago and he took me off amiodarone.
378273 tn?1262101221 I rarely get PVC's when running, or at least I'm not aware of them. The side effects of the Metoprolol is tiredness and depression. Because I get depressed, I eat and so have gained about 8 lbs. Not good! I also have very weird dreams which means I don't feel rested in the mornings. Depression, Weight Gain and Weird Dreams are all common side effects according to the insert that came with the pills. I really would like to steop taking Metoprolol.
Avatar n tn Depression, diarrhea, dizziness, itching, rash, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, tiredness. The chest pains are another issue and could be the result of restenosis of the previous treatment of angioplasty (balloon, stent?). The symptoms of chest pain, excessive sweating , etc. is consistent with ischemia (lack of blood flow) possibly with restenosis or other blockage. It would get an immediate checkup, if it is ischemia there can be permanent damage to the heart cells.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have frequent PVCs, a holter moniter registered 5000+ in one day (and that was a good day). On my last EKG, my Dr. said there was some question about a long QT interval, she said it was nothing to worry about, she didn't even mention it at the time (also, I have had yearly EKGs for about 3 years running, no mention of long QT interval). She also found my TSH levels were high. She put me on 40mg of Inderal, which helps the PVCs.
Avatar m tn My cardio gave me some samples of 10 mg coreg to take once a day and a prescription to fill if the side effects from the metoprolol do not get any better. The side effects from the metoprolol have gotten a little better - I don't feel as exhausted, though as I type this my heart rate is 52 bpm. Plus when I go walking I can't get my heart rate above 95 bpm. Does any one have any comments on the pros and cons of carvedilol versus metoprolol?
Avatar n tn When medications help with symptoms they should be continued, and that's what I would recommend in your situation, unless you have developed some side-effects to the meds. If the meds don't help and you continue to have symptoms, I would recommend an ablation procedure, if feasible.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Toprol because of fast heartbeat. There were side effects like tiredness, vivid dreams, cold extremities, etc. My cardiologist refused to take me out of Toprol. I eventually tolerated the side effects as (1) my body adjusted to it and (2) I got used to side effects that they don't bother me anymore.
Avatar n tn Dear Andy, Thank you for your question. I tend to favor using beta-blockers for PVC's only as a last resort. Here is some general information about beta-blockers. As far as specific medication advice we recommend following the advice of your physician. Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and more recently heart failure.
Avatar m tn Addressing only Metoprolol: One of the side effects this particular beta block is bradycardia. I was put on this med after complaining to my PCP about an elevated pulse during the night(not tachycardia). He kept increasing the dosage until I was up to 150mg/day, It slowed my pulse alright, but it also slowed my hearts response to needs for increased output. It felt like a large rock on my chest when I tried to do any physical activities.
Avatar n tn I've been on 50 mg metoprolol twice a day for the last three months with no side effects at all except that my resting heart rate is somewhat low in the forties but even that has not caused any problems. I have not had the vivid dreams or tiredness that some people mention. Funny thing though, I have had more PVCs than I did before! All the best to you.
Avatar n tn After about 2 years of 25 mg of coreg twice a day my EF went up to 55%. Because the side effects (fatigue, lightheadedness, weakniess)have been so debilitating, the medication was reduced to 1/2 a few months ago. As a result my EF is now 40% and my coreg dosage has been raised. The question I have is this. I am thinking of switching to Toprol-XL in hopes it will be as effective as Coreg with fewer side effects.