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Avatar f tn I also have a mild mitral valve prolapse. I was placed on metoprolol 25mg twice a day for this issue. I only take 25mg in the morning however, my cardiologist is aware and is fine with it. I have been contemplating pregnancy for a while now and wanted to try to wean myself off of the metoprolol so my cardiologist just said that the dose was so small I could just stop taking it. I also have very bad panic disorder.
Avatar f tn I've been on Metoprolol ER for about three years now and was wondering what it is like to get off of it? Knowing that my heart rate, blood pressure, pvc's and pac's are being controlled by the meds, I didn't know how hard it would be to get off of it. Also, has anyone gained weight as a result of taking Metropolol?
Avatar f tn I'm 33 years old and prescibed Metoprolol for my heart palpitations, which happens everytime I eat food. After all cardiac tests came back normal, she mentioned that it may be stress related. I'm now being prescribed 20 mg Celexa for aniexty. I only take 6.25 mg of Metoprolol, cutting it into quarters, but are scared to take the two in combination. There are so many warnings about not mixing them. My heart rate has slowed down with the Celexa, but I still get the pounding sensation.
Avatar m tn They would come and go and I would just barely notice them. This last January my doctor took me off of Effexor XR for an anxiety condition I have. As soon as she did the PVCs hit with a vengeance. I don't get them like some (many 1000s a day or worse) but I get about 400-1000 a day, depending on the day. One thing I have noticed is that I have good days and bad days and can't seem to figure out what causes one over the other.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am going to be applying to receive a medical marijuana card for treatment of my Tourette, severe anxiety disorder and PTSD. I take 25mg of Metoprolol Tartrate every morning solely for anxiety to slow my heart rate down (I tend to get anxiety episodes where tachycardia is the main symptom). I’m wondering if anyone (preferably a doctor, of course) would know if medical cannabis would interact with beta blockers, such as Metoprolol Tartrate.
Avatar f tn I also have a mild mitral valve prolapse. I was placed on metoprolol 25mg twice a day for this issue. I only take 25mg in the morning however, my cardiologist is aware and is fine with it. I have been contemplating pregnancy for a while now and wanted to try to wean myself off of the metoprolol so my cardiologist just said that the dose was so small I could just stop taking it. I also have very bad panic disorder.
Avatar n tn I recently started taking DILT-XR (generic Cardizam) for SVT; since then, I have been having trouble with stomach bloating, gas, and constipation. Is this a common side effect? A little history... my doctor has also been checking my gall bladder because I'm having many other symptoms (shoulder pain, especially). So far, nothing has been found wrong.
Avatar n tn I was recently diagnosed with SVT and my GP put me on Metoprolol. I was still having symptoms (i.e. chest pain, shoulder pain, and back pain). So, they switched me to DILT-XR (generic Cardizem). With that, I started having really bad stomach cramping and bloating. It took me a few days to realize that it was the medicine because I'm also being checked for Gallbladder problems. Have you ever heard of that side effect from this medicine? I was taking 120 mg. per day of DILT-XR.
Avatar m tn Till then, however, he wants me to try 150mg of Mexitil. I am already taking Metoprolol 25 mg 2 x day and 120 mg of Cardizem once a day. I thought I read that anti arrythmia drugs were dangerous for pvc sufferers. Can anyone shed some light on this matter for me? He wants me to take the Mexitil 3 x day. Oh and I am also taking Effexor XR 75 mg once a day as well. I don't like taking so much stuff but am willing to try I guess.
1569985 tn?1328251082 I have no experience with Norplace, but I do take generic everything... now even on Metoprolol regular release to get the generic. The generic is about the cost of aspirin (well a bit more but in that price range) and I take Warfarin. I started on Toprol XR then Metorprolol SR, now Metoprolol which I take twice a day (12 hours). Warfarin is just once a day. All generics work for me, or work as well. They do not stop my AFib, but I haven't yet had a clot or stroke, that's good results.
1679876 tn?1304747215 I have been given Advair to take for my copd, but one side effect is fast and irregular heart beat, chest pain and increased BP----I take Metoprolol succ er for my PSVT--- -Will the Advair Diskus work against my metoprolol meds? I am alllergic to Penasylin, tetrocycoline, decadron, dyphahidromine, and benedril. My other meds I take are: zolof, welbrutrin, seroquel xr, gabapentine,tizanidine hcl and pravastatin sodium----will there be any adverse reactions to any of these meds?
Avatar f tn I think they are both beta blockers, as is Metoprolol, which is a generic and is a low cost beta blocker. I time 50 mg of slow release Metroprolol a day to lower my heart rate which is subjected to AFib. It works for me, keeps my resting HR at about 80-85.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed Metoprolol Tartrate (50mg/2XD) last Monday due to HBP. When I went back to my doctor for a follow up on Friday, he also decided to put me on Xanax (PRN) and Celexa (10mg/1XD). I always research any medication I take, and have been reading that the Metoprolol Tartrate and the Citaprolam are a bad combination and can lead to extremely low blood pressure or even heart stoppage.
612551 tn?1450025775 I have a follow up visit with my Cardiologist's Physician Assistant (PA) concerning my change about 3 weeks ago from 100 (or more) Metoprolol a day to taking 50 mg Metoprolol and 240 mg Diltiazem XR (Diltia XT) a day. The former is Beta Blocker (BB) and the latter a Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB). Both are long/extended/slow (whatever) release and are often prescribed for taking once every 24 hours.
612551 tn?1450025775 I am now on Norpace XR and I may face the same issue with my medigap policy as far as the difference in cost between XR and regular. I think the regular tablet can be taken 3 times a day, and the XR 2 times per day. I, also, will discuss this with my cardio when I see him in a couple of weeks. Do you actually get to SEE your doctor when you have a problem?
Avatar m tn How long have you had them? About 5 years, mostly PAC's Whats the most you have had? I think the 24 hour even monitor showed 11 in the 24 hour period. How much a day now? Sometimes I can go for days, and others, I have a few here and there. What Medication Helps? Not on any, just natural supplements.
612551 tn?1450025775 I have taken several medications over the years that have various claims that is supposed to mean, I believe, that the medication will be effective over an extended period of time, up to 24 hours. I am taking Metoprolol with an "ER" designation, which I think means Extended Release, I have taken Toprol and Rythmol with a "SR" designation, slow release Any comment on my understanding/belief? I also wonder if the term "release" is a misnomer.
Avatar m tn Hi all, I'm off to the electrophysiologist today and am hopeful that he will find a solution for these dreadful pvcs. I am taking 25 mg of metoprolol 2 x a day and 120 mg of cardizem once a day. I have been taking these for a month now and can't really tell a difference. They might have lessened the frequency some but they seem so "pronounced" now that my heart rate is slower. I also take 75 mg of effexor xr for the anxiety they are causing me.
Avatar n tn I met the critera for the procedure. Tomorrow I start on the metoprolol. Has anyone had any experience with this & how did you feel taking it, and did you have to switch to anoter beta blocker? To me it seems like it probably will end up in another direction leading to other heart meds which I refuse to go to. Had lots of problems in the past with that........ Has anyone in the upper age bracket had another ablation procedure performed? appreciate any feedback.
Avatar m tn I have taken Toprol XR and now Metoprolol ER (generic). What I found when it was being used to keep me in Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR) the only affect a 50 mg (kind of a middle range dose level) had was it slowed my resting HR down, to the low 60s, some high 50s. When I ran, as I did back then, the HR would come up an "behave" well. I had no side effects unless it was my current problems with dreaming - see my thread still on the first page of this community.
1302576 tn?1273274466 After a couple of years trying to get the HR down below 100 at rest we used beta blockers only, up to 100 mg twice a day of Metoprolol. The best that could do was get my resting HR down to about 80, not bad, but the side effects were troubling. I finally settled on 100 mg once a day and live with a resting HR about 90. Then last week my Cardiologist put me on a Calcium Channel Blocker once a day and 50 mg of Metoprolol once a day. I take the BB in the morning and the CCB before dinner.
351404 tn?1299492730 I was put on Troprol XR for Afib and not able to tolerate it -- fatigue, etc. My doctor put me on Atenolol, saying it would be better tolerated as it does not cross the blood-brain barrier. I take in 1/4 doses (of a 25 mg. tablet) throughout the day and keep a check on my hr and bp and if they are out of line, I delay the dose. I usually take between 1 and 1-1/2 tablets a day. It might be worth a try.
Avatar f tn Flecinaide Acetate 50 - 100 mg 2x/day and take Metoprolol when I have an episode. My doctor is recommending I get Catheter Ablation done to cure my condition. How successful is this procedure? How safe is it? What else can I look into to tx/cure my condition? Otherwise, I'm very healthy and I prefer to NOT be on medication for the rest of my life. Thanks!!
Avatar m tn I just started on Metoprolol 25mg 2x/day which is a Beta Blocker. It seems to help my very frequent Pacs or at least make them more unnoticeable. My BP and pulse has barely gone down on it. I'm thinking of increasing my dose to 50mg on the really bad days. I would consider a low dose Beta Blocker to start with and really wouldn't worry about your BP and HR going too low. You can always spilt your dose in half or discontinue it if it causes you too many side effects.
1534233 tn?1523392456 I have never heard/read of such low doses, the lowest dose of Metoprolol or Toprol I have taken is 50 mg. Maybe we are talking about a different medication. In any case, the only no-no I know of with BB is not to take it with fruit, such as Orange Juice. This is a practice I had for years, my 50 mg with OJ and then breakfast. I forget the problem, I think juice (not just OJ) reduces the effectiveness of BB the best I can recall.
Avatar n tn She had her f/u with her cardiologist yesterday and was diagnosed with PVCs. She was put on Metoprolol, and told to go to the ED if she had an episode that lasted more than 30 seconds. There isn't much material easily accessible about the correlation, and the effect on her overall prognosis. She found an article that lumped A-fib, V-fib, PVCs all together, and then gave a 33-month prognosis of 50%, without explaining the factors related to that.
1217309 tn?1267053777 i went to the doctor today and he switched me Metroplol XR to Bystolic 5mg for my PVCs. I looked the medicine up as usual and it said on one of the websites not to take Bystolic if you have an irregular heartbeat(I know I shouldn't have been searching the internet) Does anyone have any exerience with this? Also he gave me Lexapro to help with that anxiety over these anyone had sucess with this, I heard it can be quite nasty. Thanks!
177337 tn?1310063499 I started having PVC's in January. Have always had PAC's. My cardiologist put me on metoprolol 12.5 mg 2 times a day. I had taken it before for some near fainting spells and didn't like it because it made me feel so tired. So now he's put me cardizem..but said take it every day. No taking it as needed. So after my workout today my PVC's got worse. So I took the cardizem about an hour ago. Nothing yet. Still having some chest pressure and the PVC's haven't changed. The cardizem is 120 mg XR.
Avatar m tn They gave me some Phos-Nak, an extra 25 mg dose of Metoprolol and sent me home. Cardiac enzymes were good they said. My most recent echo and stress test were good. My cardiologist has me on 25 mg of Metoprolol 2 x a day and wants to add 120 mg of cardizem, too. I also take Effexor XR 75 mg a day and ativan .5 mg as needed for the anxiety these things are causing me. I'm frightened all the time and it is no way to live.
1569985 tn?1328251082 I have 3-1/2 more weeks before another TEE and possible cardioversion. I am on 360 mg. of Cardiazem XR per day and 100 mg. of Metoprolol at night and 75 mg. in the a.m. I am feeling very discouraged and wonder if this is just easier for the docs than working on my problem. My resting heart rate, when I can measure it, is staying between 75-100. I am having some physical therapy from visiting nurses and hope that will help a little, but of course, cannot get my heart rate up.