Toprol xl and exercise

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Avatar n tn I have a question about Toprol XL and exercise. I had a mild MI at 46 and the angiogram at the time showed a 100% blockage of the RCA with collateral arteries completely refilling it beyond the blockage, and a 80-90% blockage in the Circumflex which they assumed had caused the MI by shutting down the collaterals. They opened the circumflex and put a stent in it, and decided to leave the RCA alone because the collateral circulation was refilling it so well.
Avatar n tn the toprol xl, if diet and exercise will do the trick. I have also heard of really bad side effects like difficulty breathing, weight gain, elevated heart rate and depression after being on this for a couple of years. I don't want him to go through that if it absolutely isn't necessary for him to be on it. What should we do? I am so worried about this, I feel sick. Please help.
Avatar m tn My Doctor started me on Toprol-XL approximately 10 days ago. A low dosage from what I read (.25mg). My two primary side effect symptons are tiredness/lethargy and a bit of anxiety/nervousness. These are the most common from all that I have read. My question is will these eventually go away as my body gets used to/ more tolerant of the drug?
Avatar n tn I am a 24 year old female who was recently diagnosed with Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. I have been on 100 mg of Toprol XL for about one month now. My symptoms were major exercise intolerance, high resting heart rate and spells of tachycardia, fatigue, shortness of breath, profuse sweating, dizziness and blackout spells. The medicine seems to help more than any other I have been on. However, I am wondering about its side effects.
Avatar f tn My LDL is 223 and before 222. when taking toprol XL 50-75 mg. My cholesterol is 177 when I am not on antihypertensive drugs. Is there any documentation that proves Toprol XL can elevate cholesteral levels. Thank you, Sandra Smigielski R.N. This discussion is related to <a href=''>Toprol XL and Benicar side effects</a>.
Avatar n tn I occassionally get an (episode) as I call them, I had one beer took the toprol 2 hours later and then my heart seems to just flutter for hours. I try to relax but it just feels like I am wired. Can I be having a reaction to the toprol and the alcohol? How long does the alcohol stay in my system? Or could this be an anxiety attack? I rarely drink more than 2 beers a week. I know alcohol will cause the palipations but I usually feel fine before I take the medication.
Avatar n tn This rebound affect can POSSIBLY cause your BP and heart rate to fluctuate in a rather chaotic fashion. So, if you do decrease your Toprol XL dose by 50%, record your BP and heart rate at least 4 or 5 times a day, until it becomes stable again. You would logically think that reducing a dose of BB would cause your BP and HR to increase, BUT it can have the opposite affect.
Avatar n tn My husband is 40 years old and is on Toprol XL 50 MG He is experiencing moodiness and mild depression.
Avatar f tn I take 12.5 mg of Toprol XL per day (any more and my BP drops very low). When I'm on Toprol, I don't have the waking in the night spells but when I'm off it I do (I've tried to get off once last summer and had to start taking it again). When I had the urine test back in October 2004, I had just started Toprol XL and was taking 12.5 mg per day for about a week before the test.
343006 tn?1314450071 I eat like a bird -and only eat good foods (no junk foods) I have done some reading on the subject of Toprol xl (beta blocker meds) and found it does cause waight gain (rapid) and bloating belly problems. side effects !!! as I was never overwaight before being put on Toprol xl . You see , I can loose waight and drop a few pounds.However the waight comes right back 2fold ! while taking Toprol xl its no joke .
343006 tn?1314450071 iv been on the toprol xl too long and my system built up aginst it /so to say ! and I have a known side effect of low blood sugar symptoms off and on.. like I wrote im dealing with that.. with natural meds. that work ! I confirmed this problem online and talking to a good RN. at ucla medical center. as well I also weaned off the toprol a few days ago.. stayed off 2 days , and took my 12th diffrent Natural b.p med it worked good for 2days, however the 3rd day my b.p was super high !
Avatar n tn I am a 52 year old woman. I had a very mild silent MI approximately two years ago. I have been walking about 1-1/2 miles a day, five or more days a week ever since and have lost about 50lbs. This past year I have been taking 100mg of Toprol XL & 25mg of Cozar. My blood pressure is under control & I feel healthier than ever. I just added to my exercise regime a 3-times a week weight training program with a personnel trainer.
Avatar n tn I also get PVC's and PAC's and I used to get SVT which is controlled with Toprol XL. I still get irregular beats with exercise but I continue to exercise. Once you get over the fear of the heart you'll realize you'll be fine and the exercise will actually make you feel better anxiety-wise. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I keep on getting a sinus infection and I am so depressed and feel despondent and hopeless. Can all of this be tied to the Toprol XL. I have read on other sites comments posted by others that desperate to get off this medication. Please give me a glimmer of hope and light because I don't know where to turn to start feeling good again.
Avatar n tn She said that when I did my treadmill test my blood pressure went up to 148/101, it was 138/100 before we started and she put me on Toprol XL 25mg along with the Avalide. I am now worried this will lower the bp to low. I bought a automatic bp cuff, no problems yet, still high bp 136/91 or 128/88 and so on. But I also know it takes 2 weeks to get in the system. I would like opinions on Toprol. I have heard that there is weight gain.
Avatar m tn the left side of my heart is only at 55%, i just had a catherization and their are no blockages. the doctor prescribed toprol xl. he said i should limit my exercise to walking. i have been running 40 to 60 miles a week.
Avatar n tn I also have been competitively cycling and running since 1975 and now have been diagnosed with paroxymal atrial fibrillation. Resting pulse also 45. I have been on a low dose of Toprol XL-25mg which seems to help somewhat but I do notice that my heart rate is slow to come up while running and I still get some episodes of Afib which last about 24 hours. I tried a 50 mg dose of immediate acting metoprolol, the generic version of Toprol, and found running to be almost impossible.
Avatar n tn Hi. I have this too. Caffeine is a big culprit. Exercise induces my arrhythmias (mostly PACs and occasionally supraventricular tachycardia). I've been told this is not a concern in the setting of a structurally normal heart. I am very active and intend to stay that way, and my cardiologist supports that wholeheartedly.
385959 tn?1200162900 Diana, I don't have much to say re. your question but I will comment on my experiences w/Toprol XL. I was only taking 25mg for PVC's and did not notice any reduction of those at all while I was on it. Maybe I should have increased the dose but I hated the way I felt...not depression per se but just an over all yucky feeling. I did not seem to have much get up and go and as a result of that 'gained some weight. At times, I would have what I call 'brain fogs' too.
Avatar n tn I did ok - on a few beta blockers over the years- but when put on Atenolol or Toprol xl both beta blockers, I had the worst side effects ever ! and had rapid waight gain .. as well hair thinned out very fast ! There are meny b.p medications out there - I think some Doctors should take the time and test each person , for reactions to the meds. before putting them on it. but were in a fast paced world - so were all fast tracked into just take it !
213044 tn?1236531060 I have MVP, very mild two years ago and not rechecked. I've had issues with tachacardia in the past and just stopped Toprol XL after taking it for a bit over two years. Took half a dose for three weeks and then stopped yesterday. My heart has been damaged by Hyperthyroidism, and my GP thinks it will take about a year for the muscles to regenerate properly.
Avatar n tn I have been on Toprol XL 50 for one year. Recently I have had a problem swallowing and loss of appetite, All tests so far have come back negative, including blood, thyroid, diabetes, endoscopy etc. I have also had some lightheadeness, dizziness, weak feeling,shaking sometimes, feel like I am on a boat at times. I am doing best to eat more and have not lost anymore weight. I am just wondering can side effects appear after a year of none.
1005642 tn?1286910758 I left the gym because I never had that many in a row at once during my cardio exercise. Currently I am on 12.5 mg of Toprol XL and I believe my doctor needs to up the dosage or switch my meds, Lexapro 10mg and Xanax as needed. Its really depressing and a downer to realize that simple things such as exercising can cause PVC's. My cardiologist keeps telling me that there is no underlying heart condition, however I have PVC's.
Avatar n tn I am on the patch again, Toprol XL and they make me take a nitro pill before I exercise with them. I have been told by some people that they had symptoms after surgery. It is confusing.
Avatar n tn The slightest exertion, and my heart rate skyrockets. I've been given Toprol XL 25mg which I've been taking for the past three days, and my HR is still responding this way. Any suggestions?
747818 tn?1248063180 I guess my question is, do I just keep going drug free (was on Toprol XL, but it had bad side affects and effectiveness wore off), or should I look at a procedure to fix this? (note that when I am in afib during exercise my heart rate goes from 150 to 78-80 (slow ventricular response)). My doc says I am very low risk for stroke determined by the medical rule books (less than 1%) good life style.
Avatar n tn I have also recently been diagnosed with exercise induced Afib which 25 mg of Toprol XL seems to be controlling. The Afib was not seriously impacting my exercise performance except I often had an erratic heartbeat afterwards. Sometimes the erratic HB would persist and an EKG confirmed fib. I am thinking I could be in and out of it often during exercise without knowing it. A friend that has Afib said that sweating about his head and face was his most noticable symptom.
Avatar m tn My physician put me on Toprol xl 25mg lus protonix and ordered a cardiac perfusion stress tes which showed a problem. I had a caterization which found a blocakge in a branch of the third artery overy as it was explained to me. My ejection fraction is normal at 57(I am 66 yearsold). I was told collateral circulation was taking over and was prescribed Imdur 30 mg and Crestor five MG daily(my cholestral is 180 ldl 70 hdl 40).
Avatar n tn I also have congestive heart failure, and had to have a defibrillator (ICD)due to my heart beating wayyyyy too fast. Am also on Toprol XL for this. I thank each and everyone in advance for any suggestions you can give me since I can never get a question posted. P.S. Does anyone else share my fear of asking their Dr's questions, or is it just me?