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Avatar n tn My doctor has prescribed me 25 mg Toprol XL for the PVC's (flutters) I get after I eat. After reading the possible side effects, I am a little leary. Does anyone have any advice? Does anyone know what the common side effects are?
343006 tn?1314450071 How to loose waight while on Toprol xl - ? Iv been the med for while - gained about 8 lbs within a month or less! I eat like a bird, and no junk foods at all.. think I could drink water and gain 2lbs.. overnight ! I bloat in mins after eatting anything or drinking something (even water) Never had this happen before , untill taking Toprol xl. I was never overwaight and exersize daily walking 2miles per day and like I said dont eat bad foods. and eat very small amounts. and no breads!
343006 tn?1314450071 I've been on Toprol XL 400 mg and have no relief from constant heart palpitations so bad they feel like my heart is doing somersaults and is going to jump out of my chest. I've never had HBP but in 3/2000 I had DVT after breaking my ankle and having it casted too tightly while it was still swollen, cut off the circulation, and literally 100's of PE's (as seen on a venous doppler scan) in my lungs. Almost died, stopped breathing, had a code blue called for me, very dramatic and embarrassing!
Avatar n tn You can get off the Toprol - its not easy - weening slow works the best your side effects are pretty normal of toprol - I took toprol xl for about 6.5 years - long term useage ! I hated it - have to say it was the worst beta blocker iv taken in my life ! and I would never take it or anything like it again ! if you get help from Doctor in weening off it , expect to be put on another drug after your off the toprol - for h.b.p. ccb or ?
Avatar n tn I have been having some hair loss over the last couple of years, but in the past few weeks it is coming out in handfuls, especially during washing, combing, styling, etc. I have always had fine, thin hair, but no hair loss like this. I usually end up with tons of hair in the shower and in the sink during styling. I have previously had my thyroid and hormone levels checked, and they were all within the normal range.
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.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol caused me hair loss....Bystolic has slowed it down somewhat....
343006 tn?1314450071 I heard that beta blockers CAN cause hair loss. When my doctor first put me on it he told me to keep an eye on my hair ( he knows I worry about my hair because I went through a bout of hair loss before ). Well, now I am off the beta blocker and on a CCB and guess what? I noticed recently I've been losing more hair than normal. I am with you on wanting to go off of medications! My honest opinion is I think these drugs do more harm than good!
Avatar m tn It helps me, also what helped me w/ heart racing after drinking was switching to a calcium channel blocker, I was on toprol XL, NOT anymore, I take 180mg SR of verapamil 1 x a day and my heart doesn't race all day anymore nor does it race when I drink. Not a suggestion, just something that worked for me. Those beta blockers can cause all kinds of strange things, especially orthostatic hypotension (dizziness, lightheadedness, heart-racing) upon standing or sitting from a laying position.
201324 tn?1191089878 i am taking 25 mg of toprol xl and have noticed hair loss, dizziness and fatigue. i have been on toprol before and had trouble with it lowering my bp. when i first started taking it a few weeks ago it worked really well for my pvcs, but i just got over strep throat and my heart was knocked out of sync and cant seem to get back on track and now i seem to have these side effects. not sure if my symptoms are from leftover infection, pvcs in bigemeny non stop or the toprol. i have weird dreams also.
Avatar f tn My Dr is switching me from toprol XL to Cardizem, which is great because i have hair loss, weight gain, my joints hurt all the time like i have rhumetoid arthritis. i evem went to the specialist. she was not helpful. had know idea why i was hurting. my question is why is he taking me off toprol without a withdrawl period. i start cardizem tonight. I'm a little affraid something bad will happen after reading not to stop it suddenly. Has anyone else done this?
Avatar n tn I have fatigue, peripheral aches and pains, dry skin, brittle hair, increased hair loss, depression, carpal tunnel, etc. . . Current meds - Copaxone, Advair 100/50, Diovan HCT, Toprol XL, Cymbalta, Metanx, Zanaflex, Zetia, ASA, Marinol, multivitamin, AmbienCR. Thank you.
Avatar f tn *tired, severe joint pain, hives (they are sporadic, they have only happened twice, but are driving me crazy), weight gain (i'm 5'2 200lbs) , sweating, diarrhea / constipation,hair loss, thin hair, irritability, depression, muscle pain, bone pain, change in color of skin darker pathces, insomnia (I am physically tired but I can not sleep average about 4 hrs of sleep) , stiffness, forgetful, extremely hungry, palpitations, ear ringing... This is all I can remember at the moment.
Avatar n tn Metoprolol is available in two forms, fast acting Metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor), and the time release Metoprolol Succinate (Toprol XL). I used both, and found that side effects are similar; tiredness, weight gain, and a slow pulse. Side effects are more pronounced as the dosage is increased. I had dosages from 25mg to 200mg. daily. Other reported effects are loss of libido, tightness in the chest, itching, irregular breathing, and irregular heartbeat.
Avatar n tn I've seen two cardiologists who say my heart is fine after multiple EKG's and an Echo. Prescribed Toprol XL 50 mg to manage heartbeat which was pretty well maintained until 3 weeks ago. 3 weeks ago it feels like my body went crazy on me.
Avatar f tn Please advise - should I continue taking Xanax and taper off and then start Ativan or should I just continue taking the Ativan and assume the panicky feeling I had was from something else? Also, I've been taking Toprol XL, a beta blocker, for anxiety symptoms including racing heart. It has made my resting HR go down to 45, which scares me. So, my doctor told me to switch my normal 12.5 mg a day dose to 5 mg of Inderal per day. Should this small dose control my anxiety?
1015629 tn?1251150488 I have had a fluctuating TSH for several months along with hair loss, diarrhea, insomnia, 9 lb wt loss in 5 weeks, tremor, vision changes, dry skin, palor, and anxiety. I had a LAVH with left ovary removed and have not had any symptoms of early menopause. I had lab done becausee I cannot beat the fatigue postop. Otherwise normal recovery with no excessive bleeding or postop problems. Very healthy preop. In Feb. 09 TSH was 0.98, June it was 2.0, Aug. it was 0.32, and 3 days after the O.
1015629 tn?1251150488 I have had a fluctuating TSH for several months along with hair loss, diarrhea, insomnia, 9 lb wt loss in 5 weeks, tremor, vision changes, dry skin, pallor, and anxiety. I had a LAVH with left ovary removed and have not had any symptoms of early menopause. I had lab done because I cannot beat the fatigue postop. Otherwise normal recovery with no excessive bleeding or postop problems. Very healthy preop. In Feb. 09 TSH was 0.98, June it was 2.0, Aug. it was 0.32, and 3 days after the O.
183202 tn?1219857259 I have heard of all sorts of weird reactions to these drugs, with people having hair loss and of course just end up switching back to the Name-Brand Toprol XL and being FINE afterwards. So could this also have caused my seizure-like spell? And WAS it a seizure?? Or just something coincidental? It sure as hell seems like a seizure (more Petit Mal in origin), but was it? I have read somewhere of people with panic attacks and panic disorder having seizure like spells.
Avatar n tn such as getting out of breath , cramping - stomach pains- bloating belly conditions- hair loss thinning hair - rapid waight gain ! - ringing in ears - on and on it goes please check online atenolol side effects - its there in b&w. also has interactions with other drugs. very helpfull info .. 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 ..
183202 tn?1219857259 I have heard of all sorts of weird reactions to these drugs, with people having hair loss and of course just end up switching back to the Name-Brand Toprol XL and being FINE afterwards. So could this also have caused my seizure-like spell? And WAS it a seizure?? Or just something coincidental? It sure as hell seems like a seizure (more Petit Mal in origin), but was it? I have read somewhere of people with panic attacks and panic disorder having seizure like spells.
Avatar n tn i went to office she put me on toprol-xl and that brought my heart rate down from 96 to 62 So this is day two of no thyroid meds at all LOL tomorrow i start synthroid again.. did i mention my tsh fell from 1 to 10 in four months. I've been on synthroid my whole adult life. I'm 40 and have been on it since 18 , 10 years on 150mg To be fair I've had panic attacks off and on since oh 1995. but this seemed worse with armour. I also had radio active iodine at 18 so hypo was induced by ral.
Avatar n tn So I have been drinking at least 100 ounces of water a day. It seems to help. Also, ask your doctor about toprol xl for public speaking....it helps to control the heart racing and you can take it before speaking. It is a beta blocker to control heart rate. Hope you feel better soon.
282804 tn?1236837191 But my energy level is good and continues to improve and there's no nausea, hair loss, mouth sores, etc from the Avastin. There are a few very serious side effects that occur in around 2 to 4 percent of ovca patients taking Avastin (perforated bowel, blood clots, stroke) but I figured that's 96 to 98 percent who don't get those. However, they were very careful to warn me about them and to tell me to call immediately if I had any symptoms I hope you do well on this treatment. All the best.
Avatar f tn Hi Krissy: Yes, I think it is from opiate w/d's. That cough takes forever to go away. Even at 4 months, I still had it once in a while. Very scary...and doctors dont' seem to know anything about it. Merri: I'm trying to lose the 20 lbs I gained in menopause...it will put me at a perfect weight for my height. I'm simply eating less calories and as soon as my doctor says its okay, I'll start exercising again. I have always been a regular exerciser...
Avatar n tn 1 I was put on 50 mg Toprol XL and 5 mg Tapazole 3xday. After one week on Tapazole my doctor called and wanted me to discontinue meds and have another uptake scan so that he can confirm GD diagnoses and rule out thyroiditis. I refused test. I was retested 6 wks later. My results: TSH - .03 (.49-4.67) FT4 - 2.28 (.7-1.85) FT3 - 3.80 (2.0-3.5) I was told me continue on the same dosage of Tapazole and retest in 8 weeks. My question is this...does this follow the ATD treatment protocol?
Avatar n tn I was placed on Topomax for severe migraines. My migraines started when placed on Toprol Xl 75mg for a heart condition. I am now at 275mg. and have not had ANY WEIGHT LOSS. Everyone else that I have spoke to has had weight loss with the drug. I had a series of blood tests done and of course everything has come back normal. The only good that came from it, is I don't crave soda pop any more, but then again I hardly drank it anyway.
Avatar f tn He has put me on 100mg metoprolol - I'll be taking the 2nd dose (50mg) in a few minutes. He wanted me on the brand name Toprol XL, but the pharmacies are having a hard time stocking it right now so I'm on the regular (not extended release) version, taking it in the a.m. and again in the p.m.
Avatar n tn I am careful about diet, exercise and try to make smart choices every day so that I do not get these v bothersome palps. I have seen many cardiologist, so I have had all of the tests that I need and I started on Toprol XL, 50 mg a couple of yrs ago, to do avail, really. I am wondering if an ablation would help with these and I would v much wonder, Linier if you could give me any more details about your 'condition' etc...
Avatar n tn I was prescribed PTU as well as Toprol XL to take some of the stress away from my heart. My thyroid levels, which at the time were dangerously high, have been relatively maintained over the last couple of years, however, in the past couple of months I have noticed some severe changes. Although I have always had a small goiter, over the last month or so it has gotten a great deal bigger even impairing my ability to swallow normal amounts of food.