Metoprolol withdrawal

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Avatar m tn About 6 months ago I had a brief spell of a-fib that caused a chain reaction of doctor visits, cariologist visits, tests that all came out normal. My cardiologist put me on metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice per day. Although he told me it was a benign drug I have many side effects including fatigue and drowsiness, some dizzyness, and loss of sex drive and ED problems. The side effects were really hampering my ability to function throughout the day.
Avatar f tn I've been taking 25mg of metoprolol for a little over a month for SVT. I thought I was going to have an ablation but at my last doctor appt my ekg was normal and doc and there was no need for an ablation. My SVT is caffeine induced and since I quit drinking caffeine I've had no palpatations. He reduced my medicine from 25mg to 12.5 and said if that worked I could eventually quit taking it. He also told me to drink plenty of fluids and walk 40 min. every day.
672586 tn?1280937258 At my request, my family physician has agreed to change my medication from daily metoprolol extended release 100 mg to daily diltiazem 120 mg. Can I simply switch without fear of withdrawal symptoms from the metoprolol? His instructions were to stop taking the metoprolol when I start the new diltiazem. I was not aware that I might face withdrawal from metoprolol.
Avatar n tn I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol is like the Tic-Tac of beta blockers. Lots of people take it with little aide effects. I take 75 milligrams per day, but have been on as high as 200 milligrams per day.The dose you have put yourself on is extremely small. Metoprolol's half life is approximately 5 hours. If you do the math, you will see there is very little left of the drug in your blood when you take your next dose.
Avatar f tn I'm currently on 12.5mg of metoprolol succinate and 50mg sertraline and my doctor wants me to stop taking the beta blocker. He told me that just stopping it on 12.5 should be ok but I have concerns. I read that taking the two together can cause more levels of beta blocker to be in the system than normal due to how the liver processes both medications. Should I just stop it at 12.5 or should I taper down further to 6.25mg? Anyone else stop taking Toprol XL while on Zoloft?
Avatar f tn I can deal with not being on massive amounts of narcotics, but the anxiety and not having anymore klonopin or even lorazepam is eating me alive inside. I can feel my insides shaking today. My Doc put me on metoprolol for the rapid heartrate and my newly founded high blood pressure. It's keeping the visible shaking down too, but I feel like I can't take this much more. I want to cry, but I can't even seem to get that out.
Avatar n tn I was on metoprolol tart 25mg twice a day for three days. I have been off of it for about 36 hours now and can still feel the metoprolol working inside me. How long will it be until this stuff is out of my system and has no affect on me anymore?
Avatar f tn Hello I'm new on here I've been feeling awful for a week now so hopefully somebody has some advice As a bit of a background For the past few years I've been able to feel my heart beating when I don't get enough sleep for about 30 minutes after I eat & sometimes when I stand up or walk too quickly mostly in my neck sometimes in my stomach & under my left breast just where my rib is.
Avatar m tn There's also been a couple times that I've woken up in the middle of the night or early morning really foggy headed and confused. I'm not sure now if I should continue taking the metoprolol or what I should do. I hear the withdrawal symptoms are terrible as well and I'm not sure if i'll be able to tell the difference between the withdrawal and the original problem.
Avatar f tn My pulse was high (90) and the doc recommended starting a low dose of Metoprolol (12-1/2 mg twice a day). This brought my pulse down to mid 60's. I was also prescribed (in the ER) 10 meq of potassium twice a day I assume for the rest of my life. In addition, I was having issues with PVC's. My cardio recommended 250 mg of magnesium which solved the problem immediately. Anything more than that dose gave me bowel problems.
1097328 tn?1365559145 My EP put me on 50mg metoprolol tartrate twice a day and I am concerned my bp will get too low. He says that is over emphasized. (Another doctor or two did not want me taking too much because of already a little low bp.) It seems to be helping my irregular heartbeat to an extent but I worry about the bp. Today my head hurt and right now as I type my arms feel kind of weak. I have not really had dizziness much. I get that anyway for some reason.
Avatar m tn Can't tell you if there's something other than withdrawal going on, but dizziness is one of the most common withdrawal symptoms. Some people get what are called protracted withdrawals, which means it lasts a long time. But again, can't know if this is what it is given you are the only you and our brains process things differently. And you're not the same you as the one who quit several years ago, you're the you that you are now. As we age, we change.
Avatar f tn HTN, chest pain ect.
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Avatar n tn I'm on metoprolol for fast pulse and palpitations, I went to the ER last year with a pulse of 152. I was put on metoprolol and eventually after an echocardiogram and an EP study where they wire a camera through an artery or vein, vein in my case, and take pictures of your heart and stuff, I was told there's nothing structurally wrong with my heart and that I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia, generally not dangerous.
Avatar f tn I am about to begin withdrawal of 50mg Metoprolol after 5 years addictions to it for blood pressure only. No heart issues. It has been used with 5mg Norvase - Calcium Channel Blocker. PCP's instructions are: 1. Stop the Norvase for 20 days to see if BP spikes. If not then proceed to: 2. Reduce from 50mg of Metoprolol twice a day to 25mg twice a day for one week. 3. Then, 1/2 a 25mg tab twice a day for one week. There was the expectation that there could or would be BP spikes. WHY?!
1128565 tn?1316724743 He overdosed himself on clonidine last week trying to stop the withdrawal symptoms long enough to sleep. Well, he nearly made it an eternal sleep. BP dangerously low and breathing very shallow with long breaks in between. I was up for most of 2 days checking on him. Adding mass quantities of alcohol and other things to the mix didn't help matters either.
Avatar n tn everyone is different but generally, it has been found that following opiate detox, there are two periods of protracted withdrawal. The first (or sub-acute withdrawal) lasts 2-8 weeks and people describe moderate to severe insomnia and fatigue, low energy, and other depressive symptoms. This is quite variable but is sometimes difficult for people to tolerate. Unfortunately medications have only a limited effect.
Avatar n tn _ Dear Sue You are being weaned off a low dose of metoprolol over a slow period of time. While withdrawal from metoprolol can occur when this medicine is stopped abruptly, I doubt that would happen with a slow wean off a low dose such as what you are on. I suspect your energy level will increase as the medication is stopped. I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back. Information provided here is for general purposes only.
544292 tn?1268886268 Day 34; Tramadol Cold Turkey Withdrawal Dear Friends; Well it's official I now have Bronchitis. I have to rest and prevent it from going into pneumonia. So no work this week. Which means no income. Which means money going out, no money coming in. A couple nights ago I stood and PRAYED ... "Just show me and send me what I need." 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.
Avatar f tn I was given a prescription for Metoprolol (25 mg. tablet) and told to take 1/2 in the a.m. and the other 10-12 hrs. later. I was also told to discontinue taking the Inderal LA. After following the M.D.'s orders for a few weeks, I began to experience shakiness. I was then told to increase the Metoprolol to 25 mg. in the a.m. and 25 mg. in the p.m. This still does not seem to help.
Avatar f tn Went to see a Medical Internist and was taken off Inderal LA immediately and put on Metoprolol. I was to take 1/2 of a 25 mg. tablet in the a.m. and again, at bedtime. Turned out that I was getting quite shakey and the Metoprolol was increased to (2) 25 mg. tablets daily. I have been on this increased dosage for a week now and still get the shakes. I do take Primidone for Epilepsy but my last seizure was in 1978 and I have had only (4) for verygood reasons. M.D.
Avatar f tn HTN, chest pain ect.
Avatar f tn You are on a very low dose of the metoprolol and I would stop taking the extract and increase the dose of the metoprolol to three times per day. Metoprolol is an 8 hour drug and you may have breakthrough after the eight hours.
Avatar n tn Increased effect of metoprolol amiodarone, cimetidine, diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine, verapamil, flecainide, hydralazine, MAO inhibitors, quinidine, ciprofloxacin, propafenone, oral contraeptives, fluoxetine, sertraline. Decreased effect of metoprolol NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers.
1128565 tn?1316724743 Yes, if you remember, in my other post concerning the beta-blockers I suggested you use selective ones. Then I suggested 2 cardioselective beta-blockers including Metoprolol which is a cardioselective beta-blocker that isn't supposed to target the beta receptor in your lungs and airway structures.
Avatar f tn I have been on a very high dose of Librium for 18 yrs and bedridden from an auto accident. I was recently put on a beta blocker....metoprolol er after an upper endoscopy triggered 24 hr a day tachycardia. I am taking 25mg of metoprolol per day to keep the tachy under control. Now I feel like I;m trapped in a vicious cycle of beta blocker hell and benzodiazipene hell. Now everytime I eat anything (I eat very healthy) my heart pounds very very hard for hours afterward.
Avatar m tn I have successfully gotten off the Escatolopram and am down to .5 of the Klonopin a day. I have gotten down to 25mg of the Metoprolol a day. Is this a safe amount to stop after a week of it?
Avatar m tn Did you start the beta blocker, Metoprolol, when you started showinf withdrawal symptoms from Geodon? Normally, people don't get metoprolol for just having Sinus Tachycardia and everything else is fine. It also sounds like there is anxiety involved? Even anxiety and running around in a stressful situation or being scared will cause the heart to pound.