Metoprolol usage

Common Questions and Answers about Metoprolol usage

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Avatar f tn I had to do about a two-week taper, after being on metoprolol for nine years. Good luck.
443862 tn?1238003039 Is anyone taking metoprolol? It's driving me nuts! I do have anxiety disorder. And of course knowing they gave me this to lower my heart rate makes me nervous. And with my anxiety disorder I am taking my blood pressure every hour. I know that doesn't help. But dealing wit the metoprolol, it has dropped me to 88/55 at times, today 112/73, then 93/55 then 142/70. I get hot flashes, shakes, tingling arms, a general feeling of panic when I see my reading is low or I feel the shakes....
Avatar f tn Before realizing all of this however, I was a paranoid nervous wreck thinking I was dying because my heart would just pound and race for no apparent reason or for the slightest thing or thought. So, my cardio put me on 50mg of Metoprolol and gave me 1mg Ativan to take as needed. Well, the Metoprolol was hell getting past the side effects, but I did it just to not have my heart pound so hard and loud out of my chest. I used less and less Ativan as time went by.
Avatar f tn The doctor has prescribed Losartan Potassium 100mg, Metoprolol Tartrate 100mg & Amlodipine Besylate 10mg all together, are all these three really needed ? There is a lot of pain in the legs, weakness & headaches since the doctor added Losartan on the list.. My dad is also taking Diabetic medication: Metformin HCL 500mg & Glyburide 5mg?
Avatar f tn my resting heartrate used to always be about 110-125, but the bb's brought it down into about 80-90. other options considered safe during pregnancy are metoprolol and propranolol. propranolol is preferred because it has the highest reported cases of usage during pregnancy without complication. so I would ask to switch to that NOW...let your doctor know that you are trying to conceive. good luck in January! I hope you will keep coming back and update us with your progress!
Avatar f tn 10 years is an awful long time to be on Toprol or any beta blocker at your age and some of what you describe may very well be side effects of long-term Toprol usage. An experienced electrophysiologist would probably do a better managing your medications or even the need for them.
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 maintain a very healthy diet and resumed normal physical activities, including intense cycling, within weeks after the surgery. Through prednisone usage, nearly all granulomas have apparently (suprisingly) been eliminated as evidenced from results of the most recent gallium scan in June which showed no signs of cardiac sarcoids. My ICD is programmed to pace my sinal-atrial signal below 120 bpm and to allow functioning of my natural (although a little slow) heart rhythm between 120-150 bpm.
Avatar f tn I'm 34, my weight is normal, my diet is even keeled balanced,my mentsrual cycles have been wreaking soem havoc with me this past year though...not sure if STRESS is the culprit for the following questions I have below???? 5 years ago I had an episode of hyperthyroid & then it switched a bit to hypothyroid, I was on Methimazole & Metoprolol for the heart palpitations & 2 balance my TSH levels a bit for about 5 months time.
Avatar n tn I maintain a very healthy diet and resumed normal physical activities, including intense cycling, within weeks after the surgery. Through prednisone usage, nearly all granulomas have apparently (suprisingly) been eliminated as evidenced from results of the most recent gallium scan in June which showed no signs of cardiac sarcoids. My ICD is programmed to pace my sinal-atrial signal below 120 bpm and to allow functioning of my natural (although a little slow) heart rhythm between 120-150 bpm.
Avatar n tn the problem with seeing N doctors is that you'll get N+1 opinions...and then You have to Choose...
Avatar n tn Otc's and even narcotics can be used but limit their usage to two or three days a week. If despite medication a headache gets severe,laying down in a dark quiet room with a ice pack on your head,and try and rest,or if you can falling asleep usually helps. Although I know this is hard to do when you have work/kids.
Avatar m tn No worries, I am an addict myself. I have seen both sides of it but I have a lot of friends that benefit greatly from it. Not taking sides that is why I stated the positive and negative. Anyway, thanks for your concern.
2192208 tn?1346529432 Synthroid, zoloft, methotrexate, diovan, metoprolol,and folic acid. of course it is not hard for me to miss a few per day!....
Avatar m tn My experience with a beta blocker (Metoprolol) found it did squat to prevent them. It did make then easier to convert. I got 3-5 episodes per month. Will it be successful? Well that depends a lot on what kind of SVT it is, and where it's exactly located. But the odds are in your favor. Stick around and let us know how you make out. It's a piece of cake, very little pain, and you're up and around the next day.
Avatar f tn Had trouble with the metoprolol with legs and ankes swelling and when he increased it, again sent me into the john. When reduced back, the diarrhea stopped. The methimazole was OK but not great but I had to watch what I ate, no coffee, no wine and worried about the side effect of possible leukemia with long term usage and when told a complete thyroidectomy would make me feel so much better I went for that after two months on the methimazole.
Avatar m tn Toprol (metoprolol), Tenormin (atenolol), Inderal (propranolol), Corgard (nadolol). Alternatives for patients intolerant to beta blockers (usually due to wheezing, coughing or asthma symptoms) include calcium channel blockers (verapamil), angiotensin receptor blocking agens (valsartan) or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (lisinopril).
Avatar n tn Another possibility I've thought about could be some kind of electro-magnetic sensitivity problem connected with the way the brain works when entering sleep having been exposed to modern day usage of electronic equipment. I haven't got any answers but would love to know.
233616 tn?1312790796 I would guess that if there is a connection it would be with long term usage. I am diabetic so I probably have more interest in this subject than most. I don't use Metformin however.
Avatar n tn My cardiologist has indicated that I can switch to Klonopin and use very low dose (my heart rate is very low--48-52) of beta blocker Metoprolol and this might work. He has added that it would not hurt me to use sleeping pill along with this if necessary. He is willing to experiment in trying to help me. My therapist is not. I would greatly appreciate any info you can supply that you feel might help me. Often I go for days on end without any good sleep and it's beginning to seriously depress me.
Avatar n tn There is some evidence that by ingesting Ranitidine (such as Zantac) prior to usage, you can bi-pass this metabolic pathway. Flushing can be caused by many factors listed below. Have you tried cutting out the alcohol to determine if it may be the cause? Let me know if this helps. Cheers!