Metoprolol weaning

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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 with 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 I have been on metoprolol 25mg for two 1/2 years. Then my doctor put me on metoprolol er 50mg. I have been having shortness of breath and minor chest discomfort; i'm only 45 years old and i want off of this medication totally. Has anyone ever wean themselves off of this medication with no problems? If so, how did you do it? Any advise is helpful to me. Thank you.
Avatar f tn My dr is a conplete moron! He totally forgot he prescribed metoprolol for me a month ago...with the chart in hand so he must have forgot to write it in. The whole point of my last 2 visits with him was to wean off the beta blocker (metoprolol). So i was on 50 then weaned down to 25. How long will it take to wean off of this? The whole point to this drug, in addition to HCTZ was for hypertension caused from my Birth Control pill- which I have decided to stop.
Avatar f tn currently weaning off of Metoprolol Tarte, 25mg. down to a 1/2 in the morning and a 1/2 at night. had some withdrawals. little by little they have gone but now about two days ago, I developed very sore nipples. I was wondering if that would be a side effect. I just had my annual mammogram and they found a small cyst on the side of one of my breasts but told me not to worry. ( I've heard that before) I have had a lump taken out years ago but it was just a fibroid.
Avatar f tn The short answer is yes. You should always be careful about weaning off Metoprolol. Recently I tried going from 25mg per day to 12.5mg, and I felt the side effects. Some people are more sensitive to it than others, but any cardiologist worth their salt will tell you to be careful. I also get anxiety induced PVCs. Those are fun! So I can almost guarantee that they are due to stress, but it's always good to get a doctor's opinion for peace of mind. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Metoprolol for two weeks. I am having alot of side effects and want to stop taking it. Do I have to wean myself off of it if I have only been taking it for two weeks? If so how do I wean off of it?
Avatar m tn first off i would like to say that I am aware and would like for anyone who has read this question to know that metoprolol is to NOT be stopped cold turkey and is supposed to be monitored by your doctor if you were to wean off the drug. my question is that has anyone shifted the times of when their doses were suppose to be taken? did your doctor give you the okay?
Avatar n tn Otherwise, my Echo and Holtor tests were excellent. My Doctor prescribed taking 12.5mg of metoprolol a day, even though he acknowledges that there is only a moderate chance that it will address and improve the problem. 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.
Avatar n tn I was put on 25 mg Metoprolol (12.5mg 2x per day) on April 4, 2012 for a multicfocal atrial tachycardia event (lasted a day). Echocardiogram showed that my heart is in great shape. 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.
Avatar f tn The shaking continued to get worse-she was hospitalized Valentine's weekend because the shaking was so bad. The shaking progressed to her various parts of her body. The specialist is weaning her off the metoprolol. Has anyone else with an autonomic malfunction had a bad reaction to this drug? .
Avatar n tn I have been feeling pretty fatigued lately and want to get off the atenolol to see if it is the cause, since many experience fatigue with it. When I initially went on the atenolol it took away my fatigue and brain fog. It was great, but I wonder if over time it can cause fatigue? I am only on 12.5mg of the atenolol a.m., for NCS and I am on verapamil ER 180mg p.m. for IST.
876405 tn?1243511886 Here's the question- I am wondering if these PVC's and PAC's that I have been experiencing in the past 2 months have to do with suddenly stopping the metoprolol that I was on for my high blood pressure. I don't recall ever getting them before and now they occurring constantly..I was taking metoprolol 25 mg twice a day and then my dr discontinued it because I found out that I was pregnant. Now I am taking something else for the blood pressure that is safe to take in pregnancy.
Avatar n tn I take metoprolol 50 mg. twice daily for tachycardia and I could not imagine being without it. It has given me my life back. I feel exactliy like "jdm", I cannot stand for my heart rate to get above 100 unless I am exercising - it is very unsettling. Therefore, I also have to wonder why this Dr. wants to take you off atenolol, especially 25 mg. daily, that is the lowest dose you can take (I think) and if it makes you feel better - why stop it?
Avatar f tn does anybody have any experiences getting off metoprolol tartrate? I've been taking 25 mg a day (split in 2) for around 2 years now, I've occasionally gone to 50 mg a day but had to go back down Everytime. it was given to me because of PVC / slightly high blood pressure and sinus tach. it helped at first but I was sent to the ER 16 days ago for panic attack / tach due to smoking weed. ever since my symptoms have gotten so much worse.
Avatar n tn I was taking 100 mg of metoprolol twice daily.(100mg noon 100 mg at midnight). My pulse rate was going too slow so now he is decreasing my dose. Sept. 18 I decreased to 100mg at noon 50 mg at midnight. Sept. 24 he decreased it to 50mg at noon 50 mg at midnight. Sept. 26 he told me to decrease it to 50 mg at noon. So I went from 200 mg to 50 mg in 8 days! I am 36 & was placed on this med about 6 years ago for high blood pressue and palpitations.
Avatar f tn And of course I feel stress and anxiety way more than before. So I'm on my 7th day weaning from Metoprolol and doing pretty well. It's had to determine what I'd be like if my family wasn't falling apart right now -my nephew and his wife broke up and it looks like he's going to jail. This hasn't happend in my family since my grandfather's generation - also an alcoholic.
Avatar f tn Hello, my doctor is currently weaning me off the beta blocker Metoprolol tartrate and he told me told me to start by taking half in the morning and half at night so I just wanted to make sure that this medication can be cut in half.....?
Avatar m tn Hey guys just wanted to ask the forum what you guys feel with metoprolol about two hours before your next dose (around 12 hours apart; I do 12 hours personally but we are told to take it whenever we want with a good gap in-between). I was also told the medicine is stored in you if it is necessary to stop medication for a day for another health procedure; which is strange.
Avatar n tn I am taking Metoprolol and now I'm weaning. I only took 25 mg for a very long time. When I first tried to get off I had lots of palpatations, so I stayed on it. Again I am trying to get off because I no longer need them. I just cut it down to 12 1/2 mg. I am going to take that for at least a month, then I am going to take the same every other day, etc.,etc., and I think I can quit with no problem. I sure hope so. If a doctor is reading, what do you think?
Avatar m tn I've taken metoprolol for six days for high blood pressure, it made me feel lousy, groggy and gave me headaches. I want to stop it cold turkey, my doctor says its ok with such a small dose but I am a huge worrier and would like to know if anyone had any side effects when stopping even after taking it for such a short period of time??
Avatar m tn Thanks for putting this thread back on top.. I am absolutely baffled by the way the original case was managed.. I just cant think of a justification as to why a physician would turn to atenolol as a front line treatment for hypertension. Atenolol is a fabtastic selection in patients who have experienced myocardial infarction.. Studies have shown it has a bit more impact on myocardial O2 demand then its competitors..
Avatar f tn I have a wonderful (and high profile) cardiologist in Boston (who performed the ablation). He put me on flecainide (worked up to 75mg/day) and 50mg/day metoprolol. It worked at first - not a blip. But then I started having frightening episodes of SVT, which brought me to the ER, and eventually hospitalization. He took me off the flecainide which seemed to be the cause of the SVT. I also have atrial flutter now.