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Metoprolol Side Effects

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This video is about Metoprolol uses, dosing and Side Effects. Do not start or change your medication without discussing it with your doctor. This video presents medical education, not medical advice. For education about preventing heart attacks, visit my website http://CardioGauge.com
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Gor 266 (9 hours ago)
dr Guage I have been off metoprolol now for around 2 weeks but the last couple day's its been up to 160-170/80 today i got dizzy and had to take 12.5 mg to lower it as i write this its about 130/88 i have been walking a couple miles every evening what if I were to walk a couple miles in the morning also would i be able to avoid taking it from your experience with your patients?
Gor 266 (1 day ago)
i am off my metoprolol now and even before i started it I notice my pulse increases within the normal ranges when my blood pressure decreases vice versa if my blood pressure goes up my pulse decreases?
Gor 266 (19 days ago)
tonight i think i will break the 25 mg in half and go to 12.5 2 x per day and see how that works and then keep lowering them
Gor 266 (19 days ago)
i take 25 mg of metoporolol 2 x per day my avg blood preasure is 135-140/80 sometimes lower, but i have lost around 20 pounds have you ever had patients who were very close to the same situation as me and tapered themselves off it and it normalized afterwards?
CardioGauge (18 days ago)
Gor 266 yes, a person’s average blood pressure will drop about 1 point (top number) for two pounds of weight loss. So losing 20 pounds should decrease your average pressure. Textbook target average pressure is now 130/80. If my patients are below or around that number, and are on a relatively low dose of something (metoprolol 25 mg twice a day is a pretty low dose), we will try stopping it and seeing what happens with the average pressure.
Gor 266 (1 month ago)
dr cardio this was larascopic surger for a small bowel obstruction.. how close do you get to the kidney's during that procedure ?
Gor 266 (1 month ago)
Had normal blood pressure until after my Laraoscopy a few years ago and then it seemed to keep rising after that surgery. can these kind of surgeries activate or cause long term high blood preasure DR CardioGuage?
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
I don’t think the surgery and your blood pressure are related. It would have to be a wild screw up to cause that (injury to kidney artery, for example, and that would be evident if it occurred). Blood pressure goes up with age. Usually develops in 40’s 50’s. Something like 2/3 of people have high blood pressure by age 70. It is a super common problem.
Gis S (1 month ago)
I take this for like a year and I got more pounds like 30 and I feel hungry all the time tired .My sugar numbers higth than before I don't know ? Am really worried with this pill 😩😕
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
Weight gain is a common side effect. You can talk with your doc to see if there is a different medication you could take instead
Gor 266 (1 month ago)
DR can this drug damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart and kidney's?
Gor 266 (1 month ago)
thanks very much!
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
37.5 twice a day is a low to moderate dose. High dose is 100 mg twice a day. Max dose is 200 mg twice a day. I can’t give you direct advice because that is what the lawyer tells me. However, I can say that for my patients with high blood pressure who want to try to get off meds, I tell them to increase fruits and vegetables to 5 servings per day at least, don’t use salt shaker or prepared foods that have a lot of salt, don’t smoke, limit alcohol to 1-2 standard size drinks per day, get enough sleep (usually 7-8 hrs), exercise 5 times a week doing something they enjoy, something they tolerate, and something that makes them out of breath some. Having different exercise routines for different days can help prevent injury. If person is overweight I tell them losing 2 pounds leads to drop of top number pressure average of 1 point. Hope that helps!!
Gor 266 (1 month ago)
my daily dosage is 37.5 mg 2x per day which keeps my blood preasure pefect. Is this a high dose of metaoprol and can I ever get off this medication by walking and dieting which i have done all summer? i'm in my 50's male so far i've lost several pounds but if i cut back to 25 mg 2 x per day my blood preasure goes back up. Maybe u can give me some extra advice on how to get off this medication?
Gor 266 (1 month ago)
i don't have any either
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
Most people don’t have side effects at all, like you.
Namira of the Hunt (1 month ago)
My doctor literally just put me on 25mg Metoprolol yesterday b/c I have been having issues with an elevated heart rate and palpitations... this stuff can cause heart failure?? No friggin' thanks! I'm too afraid to take this b/c it could make "whateveriswrongwithme" worse... I had an entire panel of tests done and my thyroid checked and every single thing has come back normal. EKG normal. Blood pressure is normal but my heart rate is high... I want to know WHY my heart rate is elevated, not be tossed on a random medication...
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
Because I’m not your doctor I can’t tell you what to do. But I can tell you that I personally do not like medications, but on some occasions I have had to try them. I used to have migraines, and got to the point where I had to take something, it was amytriptiline. The side effects were awful, but it helped my headaches a lot. I stopped it after a month, I don’t think I will ever take it again. The side effects went away entirely. My point of saying this is that IF you got side effects, they would go away with time, hours if you just took a little bit. I have patients with inappropriate sinus tachycardia where metoprolol has helped them. Definitely doesn’t help everyone, but it has indeed helped some. It’s like 50/50 chance it will help. I have never had a patient in your shoes who was permanently damaged by metoprolol. I hope this helps, best wishes...
Namira of the Hunt (1 month ago)
CardioGauge thank you for replying. I feel like my doctor isn't listening to me when describing my symptoms and putting me on medication was his only solution rather than investigating further. I had him test my thyroid, which was normal, all the blood panels done all came back normal... my heart rate can reach upwards of 145bpm at random... upon waking in the morning, I have tingling in my lower legs, sometimes dull aches, blueish in color after standing for a while and I think it's a circulation issue but he insists Metoprolol will help... I still havent taken it though because I'm afraid to.
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
Thanks for your comment. The problem you're having is relatively common. It sounds like inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Alternatively, it could be POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). People with inappropriate sinus tachycardia will have fast heart rate while lying down, basically all the time, and have an average heart rate of greater than 100 bpm over the day. People with POTS only have tachycardia when they stand up. Unfortunately, in spite of these conditions being common, their cause is poorly explained, like you indicate. Basically every cardiologist out there has patients with symptoms like yours, without a good explanation for why they are occurring. An electrophysiologist (heart rhythm specialist) is the highest level specialist for dealing with your symptom. I have sent patients to the Cleveland clinic for evaluation for this. At the Cleveland clinic, they don't come up with anything different from what I had come up with. The most common response of the heart doc to your symptom would be to try a beta blocker, like metoprolol. I have never seen it cause heart failure in a patient with your situation. 25 mg is a very small dose. Maximum dose of metoprolol is 400 mg per day. If I had a patient in your shoes who was worried about the side effects of the medication, I would encourage them to try taking a tiny dose of metoprolol to see what happened. Like half or 1/4 of a 25 mg tablet. It would take a few hours to know how you felt with the medication. It would wear off after 12 hours or so. Alternatives to metoprolol would be ivabridine, verapamil, digoxin, and any other beta blocker, like nadolol, bisoprolol, atenolol, etc. You can check out this link, it has a lot of information about inappropriate sinus tachycardia. In it the doctor talks about ablation treatment for the problem, which I generally don't recommend. However overall, I really like the article the doctor wrote. http://www.heartracing.com/physicians/inappropriate.sinus.tachycardia.asp Best wishes!
Taul (2 months ago)
Worst blood pressure medicine ever! Insomnia, anxiety, depression, tremors, weakness, palpitations and a queasy tummy within 48 hrs of the first dose 50 mg XR. Stopped it immediately, and all the problems went away. So now, doc has me trying Lisinopril, hope it works.
Kylo Ren (2 months ago)
This medication is awful. The side effects are worse than they should be in a medication. I am having skin thinning, severe gas, abdominal pain, insomnia (only sleep 3 hrs and wake up with heart racing, night sweats, prickly feeling like knives through my body, bone pain in arms and legs and knees and itchy feeling all over and ringing in my ears. This medicine is letal!
Kylo Ren (1 month ago)
I got off of it..it was cold turkey i had one huge palpitation event but i learned a technique to calm down the anxiety by breathing through one nostril then the other. Im off of it tg. I also ended up with a rash on my leg from that stuff. I highly recommend not taking it if you can.
Gis S (1 month ago)
Kylo Ren waooo I have the same side effects 😟
forrealgirl 42 (2 months ago)
I was given these and decided in my best interest after reading all the side effects it wasn't for me. I changed some eating habits and kept taking my baby aspirin. I reduce my stress levels, starting drinking apple cider Vinegar and lemon juice and I am doing much better. Just because a doctor prescribes it doesn't mean you need to take it. Remember all their mistakes are in the grave. Look for a more natural approach to health and healing that's all I am saying. High blood pressure try garlic, don't believe me just look it up for yourself. Sometimes the best things for you isn't in Pill form.
Nickole Streitweiser (6 days ago)
Hi! I have afib and I am taking metropolo 100mg and baby aspirin what's best for me to do
william bellamy (30 days ago)
you are speaking the truth
forrealgirl 42 (2 months ago)
Side effects of Metoprolo: A: Common stomach-related side effects of metoprolol are gas, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting. Some reported side effects for Coversyl are diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, flatulence (gas), and indigestion. (Metoprolo is a beta blocker) This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. A lower blood pressure can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Metoprolol is also used to treat severe chest pain (angina) and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. THIS MEDICATION IS VERY DANAGEROUS PLEASE ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE... YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. IT CAUSES THE VERY THING IT IS SUPPOSE TO CURE OR HELP...
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
Thanks for your comments and sharing your opinions. While the medication can cause many different side effects, metoprolol is generally well tolerated in my experience with thousands of patients. I am in full support of using natural, healthy lifestyle means of dealing with health problems. However, there are a lot of problems out there that don't respond to vitamins or foods
SAP TRAINER (4 months ago)
Thanks doctor for the advise
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
I don't consider myself an expert about vegan eating. My understanding is that the main things a person could miss in a vegan diet would be iron and protein. Combining rice and beans gives a complete protein supply. Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale have a lot of iron in them. If you don't have of book about eating vegan, who be worth getting
SAP TRAINER (1 month ago)
CardioGauge : can you suggest some good multivitamin as I am vegan and feels like have not full nutrient even after good diet
CardioGauge (1 month ago)
Youre welcome!
SAP TRAINER (4 months ago)
Hi doctor, patients with HOCM are also given this medicine, metaloc xl 100 twice daily, now inter ventricular gradient is coming near 20,initally it was 75.. Is it OK?
CardioGauge (4 months ago)
My approach to advising on weight loss is basic. Eat less and do more. I generally recommend against supplements and stimulants, I don't find they are helpful long term for weight loss or a person's health. In addition, stimulants like caffeine and ephedra (and all the other herbal equivalents) would be bad for you because of the HOCM. Your BMI is 33, so you are in the moderately obese range. Weight loss makes sense. However, you can improve your health a lot by eating healthy and becoming regularly active, without losing any weight. I encourage people to not use his or her weight as a scorecard for how they are doing. For example if someone starts exercising 6 days a week for 45 minutes at a time, but doesn't lose any weight, his or health is a lot better even though the weight is the same. Same goes if a person changes from eating lots of simple carbs and drinking sugared beverages to whole grains and eliminating sugared drinks, but does not lose any weight. You are better off eating healthy, regardless of whether or not there is weight loss. I ask people to look at their diet and understand their "biggest weakness." For some folks it is eating at night after dinner, they keep eating until bedtime, for others the biggest weakness is "sweets" like cookies, pies, donuts, etc. Other people drink lots of sugared stuff. I ask people to focus on that weakness and eliminate it from their food life. Food Addicts Anonymous is a good organization that can help people who have trouble overeating. FoodAddicts.org. I also respect the work done at Weight Watchers. If you are a meat eater and you convert to vegetarian or vegan, you are apt to lose some weight with the change. As far as exercise goes, you have to ask your doc what you can and can't do, because of your condition. Generally, people with HOCM should avoid very strenuous exercise with major increases in heart rate or force of contraction of the heart. I would recommend walking, stationary bicycle, elliptical, ergometer or light weight lifting with high repetitions. Because you can't do high intensity, that means longer workouts. I ask people to do exercise they enjoy, because if you don't like it, it is hard to do it consistently long term. Watch out for anyone who promises quick, easy results, because in my experience, these programs do not result in lasting weight loss or improvement in health, whereas if you eat better food and exercise more, your health is very likely improved, regardless of whether or not you lose weight. Best wishes
SAP TRAINER (4 months ago)
Thanks for prompt reply. Yes I vist my cardiologist every 6 months and gets echo for checking the gradient value. Can you advise on weight loss, my height 5 feet 6 inches, age 35 and current weight 95 kg.
CardioGauge (4 months ago)
Hello. Yes I use metoprolol for my patients with HOCM, with a goal of decreasing how hard the heart muscle contracts, and therefore decreasing the intracavitary gradient . It sounds like you have had a good effect with the metoprolol. The gradient of 20 mmHg is in the mild range, whereas the 75 mmHg was in the severe range. I can't tell you what to do with your meds because I am not your doctor, however, I will say that if I had a patient who had a dramatic decrease in the gradient with the medication like you have had, I would continue the medication at the same dose. HOCM requires continued reassessment, so they will probably check your gradient annually or something like that.
chuck (4 months ago)
My doctor gave me this because I have PTSD i dont have high blood pressure so im worried to take this she gave me the prescription you take once a day i think 25mg im afraid since i dont have low blood pressure itll be bad for me
CardioGauge (4 months ago)
Pressure would go down a few points with the first dose, might go down a little more over the next few days. People can have different results with the medication. Disclaimer: Only your doctor can advise you what to do with your medication. This video and comments are provided for health education, not medical advice.
chuck (4 months ago)
CardioGauge My blood pressure is 124/90. Now are you saying if I take this for a month itll probably move it down 2-5, or are you saying just a single dose lessens it that much?
CardioGauge (4 months ago)
Hi, 25 mg is a low dose. Highest dose I have used for patients is 300 mg per day. I have some patients who take 12.5 mg per day. The pill can be cut, so taking 12.5 mg per day is an option. Metoprolol is a weak blood pressure medication, I would expect 25 mg to decrease the average pressure 2 to 5 mmHg. For example if a person’s average blood pressure is 100/70, it would decrease to 98/70 or 95/68, or something like that. On the other hand there are plenty of people who don’t tolerate metoprolol. Like any medication a person starts, it’s an experiment. Your doc wants you to try the med, see how you feel, and then you decide if the medicine helps you. It would take 2-4 weeks to know if it helps.
jac sp (5 months ago)
My husband's doctor put him on metoprolol but after 2days he stopped because it causes severe stamuch pain.
Mikias yashua (5 months ago)
Dr. I'm starting to get rash after starting met 25. Should I stop using it?
CardioGauge (5 months ago)
Because this is YouTube, I can’t directly tell you what to do. But I will say this: if I had a patient who was getting a rash after starting metoprolol, I would tell them to stop it. Then I would try the patient on a different medication.
SUNIL NAGAPURE (6 months ago)
Sir I am on metprolol XL 25 from 18 months.I feel tired and lightly headache 1and 2 times in a month.my heart rate normal.But when I stopped the medicine then my heart rate is 100 and over or palpitation.How long to take this medicine me .Please suggest and help me thanks sir
SUNIL NAGAPURE (5 months ago)
Thanks sir
CardioGauge (5 months ago)
after stopping the medication, it takes 1-2 weeks for you to get back to where you were before you were taking the medications. My patients often have symptoms like you describe for a week or two. It is common for a person to have a higher heart rate after stopping it. Again, after 1 -2 weeks, the heart rate goes back to where it would be if you had never taken the medication. There are usually alternatives to metoprolol, but it depends on why you were taking it.
smolville (6 months ago)
My doctor put me on it. I stopped taking it. It's like speed for me. I can't sleep, fluid constantly shoots out of my rear.
histori jete (6 months ago)
I know it doesnt make sense but can it cause fast heartbeat? Three months after using it my heartbeats go up to 200 with little activity.From the moment I wake up,I cant do anything withoout my heartbeat going at least 130,140.All my ecgs and echocardiograms resulted fine so I dont know who can I blame
histori jete (3 months ago)
my thyroid test came back fine too.my blood pressure upon standing is 110/70 but they dont do test tables in here.Im afraid my heart will just stop suddenly from beating that fast
Mikecross555 (3 months ago)
histori jete your electrolytes are ok? I recomend you to do blood test of tyroid and electrolytes, before taking metoprolol and also the tilt test to know if is dysautonomia POTS , because in some cases , the beta blockers worsen the symptons in POTS lowering to much their BP while standing and causing more tachycardia.
histori jete (6 months ago)
and I am 26.this is literally ruining my life
histori jete (6 months ago)
I am using a pulse oximeter.I am taking 25 mg metroprolol in the morning and 25 mg in the evening.the heart rate is very high especially when I wake up and also two or three hours before taking the evening dose.its becoming impossible to move around the house and I have never had such a fast pulse before
CardioGauge (6 months ago)
Metoprolol is a treatment for fast heart rate. So if your heart rate is higher after starting it than it was before you started it, that would be unusual. Sometimes my patients will have symptom of fast heart rate when the metoprolol wears off. The short acting version of the medicine, metoprolol tartrate ( as opposed to the long acting metoprolol succinate), wears off after about 12 hours, so some patients in the evening will have palpitations when the morning dose wears off. How are you measuring your heart rate?
carrie lynn Barfield (7 months ago)
thank you
CardioGauge (7 months ago)
You're Welcome!!
Laura S (7 months ago)
Dr. what if the medication doesn't work? My cardiologist started me with 50 mg er along with lisinipril 10mg and amolodipine 5mg. That didn't help he raised my metoprolol er to 100 mg keeping the other two meds as well. Since I'm so nervous...and my blood pressure is normal at home, but high at docs he raised me to 200 mg a day with the other two meds. I have high heart rate in office. I'm afraid of the high dosage. I have a pacemaker as well. I have to see my cardiologist on the 18th to review my results.
CardioGauge (7 months ago)
You too!
Laura S (7 months ago)
Thank you Dr. for answering my question. I have an appointment on the 18th of this month. Hopefully my heart will calm down in the office. Have a pleasant weekend. Laura
CardioGauge (7 months ago)
Hi, Sorry for the delay in reply. Because you have a pacemaker, you are protected from the most dangerous side effect of metoprolol, which is slow heart rate. So it doesn't seem like you should necessarily be afraid of the high dosage. It will be all about how you feel with medication, And what your numbers are. Your doctor will probably Check your heart rate from time to time by looking at the pacemaker information. Best wishes. Discalimer: This is health education, not medical advice. Only your doctor can tell you what to do with your medications.
John Smith (9 months ago)
Doctor put me on Metoprolol 25mg once per day for major anxiety in certain situations. Which sucks because I only need it when talking in front of large groups of people. Overall, I converse pretty well among people. After hearing about the hair loss I will never try it, even though I the bottle in front of me. My symptoms have been since a battered childhood so it's nothing about confidence. Symptoms include rapid heart, hot/cold all over, stomach churns, bathroom run, confusion, shallow breathing, dry mouth, no appetite, trembling, list goes on. After the threat is gone, I am fine.
CardioGauge (9 months ago)
Most people don't lose hair. I have about 500 patients who take metoprolol. Over the years I have had 5 people or so note major hair loss. I have never seen hair loss happen in people who only take the medication as needed. THe likelihood and severity of hair loss is related to dose. 25 mg is a very small dose. Maximum dose is 300 - 400 mg per day. Hope that helps!
Meeshrick (9 months ago)
I was looking in to metoprolol er succinate 25 mg for borderline high blood pressure to discuss with my doctor but my concern is I also take Xanax 1 mg 4 times a day for anxiety. I worry that the metoprolol in conjunction with the xanax will slow my heart rate down to a dangerous level. My pulse varies from 90 to 67 depending on my activity level and anxiety. Would you agree that the metoprolol is the best option for me or if you were my doctor would you start me with an ace inhibitor or something else?
CardioGauge (9 months ago)
Yes, that pill can be split. Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but rather health education. Only your doctor can tell you what to do with your medications.
Meeshrick (9 months ago)
CardioGauge is it okay as a precaution I split the metoprolol er 25 mg for the first couple of days just to get the feel of it?
CardioGauge (9 months ago)
I often give this type of medicine to people who have trouble with anxiety. Sometimes, metoprolol can decrease the symptoms of anxiety. Metoprolol 25 mg per day should only decrease resting heart rate a little bit, maybe 3-5 beats per minute. Metoprolol would be a common choice for a person with anxiety and borderline blood pressure. Best Wishes!!
Susan Thompson (11 months ago)
can metoprolol succ er 50mg scored tablets be cut in half if dr lowers dosage to 25mg
CardioGauge (11 months ago)
Yes, i do that frequently with my patients
Deepak kumar (11 months ago)
I started the medicine after two days my chest is suddenly started pain and i feel weakness sir help me what I do
Ron Baker (2 months ago)
Deepak kumar I have same issue. I never had chest pains until I took this. Did your chest pains continue once your body got used to it?
CardioGauge (11 months ago)
Hello Deepak, I can't give you direct medical advice, I can only offer some education about your symptoms. Chest pain is not something I have seen with Metoprolol frequently. I have had a couple patients over the years mention it. So I think the worry would be that something else is causing the pain. You definitely should talk to your doctor about the chest pain symptom, so he or she can tell you if it sounds dangerous. Whenever anyone mentions Chest Pain to me in the comments section here at YouTube, I ask them to check with their doctor, because there are so many different causes of chest pain. Metoprolol can definitely cause people to feel weak and tired. If you noticed feeling weak immediately after taking it, then there is a high chance the medication could be causing it. Also, when my patients notice feeling badly immediately after starting a medication, say within a day or two, I usually tell them to stop it, to see if the symptoms go away. Often times people feel badly with one medication, but better when we try a different one. Good Luck
DavidZ400 (1 year ago)
If this medication makes you tired, what is your next recommendation?
CardioGauge (11 months ago)
It depends on what you take it for. If you take it for palpitations (heart fluttering), I would generally choose diltiazem next. If you take it for heart failure/weak heart muscle, I would consider bisoprolol. If you take it for high blood pressure, I would choose amlodipine or other medication, depending on your other medical problems.
John RossStar (1 year ago)
What freaks me out is this Side Effect from drugs dot com: Cardiovascular Very common (10% or more): Heart failure (up to 27.5%), WTH?? it will give more than 1 out of 4 heart failure?? I guess that would mean CHF... Is that your experience doc?
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Thanks for your comment / question. I am a heart doc and we use metoprolol to TREAT heart failure. It is very well proven to (on average) help people with heart failure. In fact, it is so well proven, that if I as a heart doc were to NOT give it to one of my patients with heart failure (and the patient were to do poorly) I could be sued and I would lose. I have seen metoprolol cause heart failure a couple of times only in my career, it can happen when a person has a very weak heart and it is started at too high a dose. In the old days (>20 years ago), doctors were taught the dogma of metoprolol as possibly causing/worsening heart failure. This is no longer taught. Now the dogma is to treat heart failure with metoprolol or similar med. While new dogma does not necessarily beat old dogma, i have my own experience with about 500 patients (I estimate I have had 500 patients over the years on metoprolol) that metoprolol is not a significant cause of heart failure. Here is the link to an abstract of the most important trial of metoprolol in patients with heart failure: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10376614
Ron OkJedi (1 year ago)
how low is to low heart rate
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
1) People in great physical condition, high intensity exercise all the time: resting heart rate can be ok in the high 30's, for example Michael Phelps, Marathoners. 2) People in good shape, exercise routinely: resting heart rate in low 40's is relatively common and is ok. 3) People who have no symptoms, feel fine, and are active: low 40's is ok. The bottom line is, there is a wide range of normal heart rates, and if a person does not have symptoms of lightheadedness, shortness of breath with minimal exercise, passing out, then the heart rate they have, whatever it is, is generally adequate and would not be treated. In patients on Beta Blockers (like metoprolol), I decrease the dose if the resting heart rate goes below 50 or so. hope this helps
CGI CAT (1 year ago)
I am taking stimulant medication called Ritalin and Concerta.I developed palpitations and higher heart rate.I was put on metropolol.I am concerned since Ritalin and concerta produce more dopamine and norepineprhine but metropolol causes block on the norepineprhine on the heart.Can it also affect my brain ?Norepineprhine and dopamine is important for.me in order to pay attention due to ADHD.I take only 25 mg of metropolol and my heart works perfect but I don't seem that I can focus on pay attention.Previously I was able on concerta and ritalin.Could metropolol suniccate interfere with my neurotransmiters in the brain that help me focus and pay attention?It is urgent thank You!
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
If I had a patient with your problem, I would give diltiazem 120 mg per day, and see how the person did. If that didn't work, I would try atenolol 12.5 mg twice a day. If that didn't work, I would recommend adjusting the ADHD meds.
CGI CAT (1 year ago)
thank you so much!Can you suggest me what type of medications can i take with Ritalin and concerta that do not destroy the effects of dopamine and norepinephrine ?Can you tell me what type can i take?
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
I don't know a lot about attention deficit, however, metoprolol and ritalin are basically opposite medications. I would expect them to neutralize the effect of each other, which is what you are observing by not being able to focus the same while on the metoprolol. Sometimes atenolol, which is similar to metoprolol, causes less fatigue. It supposedly does not go into the brain as much as metoprolol. If I had a patient in your shoes I would consider atenolol. Also, there is diltiazem which decreases heart rate and palpitations, but is not a beta blocker, and that would not interfere with the norepinephrine and dopamine effects you are talking about. That is a reasonable alternative to metoprolol. If you are feeling crummy on your current combination of medications, you should talk to your doc and get an adjustment. Best wishes.
Marcelo Paraiba (1 year ago)
I would like a video about nebivolol
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Ill try to do a nebivolol video for you. Nebivolol is expensive in US, but i believe is inexpensive elsewhere. It is supposed to be better tolerated than other similar medications with less fatigue, less etectile dysfunction. In my experience it is similar to carvedilol. It has advantage of being once a day only.
Schatten2712 (1 year ago)
metoprolol goes through the brain barrier... does atenolol, bisoprolol and nebivolol also cross the brain barrier?
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Atenolol and nebivolol cross blood brain barrier less so than the other medications. However, in my experience, this fact does not make atenolol more tolerable than the other medications, in general. All of the medicines you mentioned can cause fatigue. I have patients who do better on metoprolol than atenolol, in that they overall feel better on metoprolol. I also have patients who prefer atenolol. In the US, nebivolol is expensive, so it isn't used very much. For patients concerned about brain effects of the medication, atenolol is a reasonable first choice, over metoprolol and bisoprolol.
Robo Fried (1 year ago)
Hello Nathan, I am back on Toprol XL 2x25mg a day. The dreams are very vivid and I do get somewhat tired when I first take it in the AM. I notice it has been really slowing down my heart rate to a comfortable level. My last BP reading was 143/95. It used to be 170/115. I have been running 5x a week at least 3 miles, and cut down my sodium intake. It hasn't even been a month of medication as of yet, but can you recommend any other prescriptions to help to take along with this medication? I also take L-Arganine and COQ10 with Fish oil. Do these really help?
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Sorry for the delay. COq10 has been used for so many different medical problems. I don't think it has been definitely proven for sure to work for anything. However, in use for blood pressure, it could work. I have no experience in recommending it for high blood pressure. Preliminary study is encouraging. 200 mg per day is a medium level dose for use in blood pressure. The only way to know if it works for you is to see what your blood pressure is with and without it. Measuring the pressure once or twice wouldn't be enough to know, it would have to be checked 10-20 times, around the same time of day, say checking in the morning when you awaken, and in the evening before bed, and comparing the measurements when on or off CoQ10.
Robo Fried (1 year ago)
Nathan Ritter Thank you for your response! I will continue to take the L arganine. I notice my blood flows alot better. have you seen benefits from coq10? Thanks again!!
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Hi Robo Fried,When dealing with blood pressures, I always talk to my patients about averages, rather than one time measurements. If your pressure was averaging 170/115 and is now averaging 143/95, that is really an awesome improvement.  I wouldn't expect metoprolol 25 mg x2 to accomplish all that reduction. So the exercise is probably helping a lot, and the L-Arginine can help too.I usually wait a couple months before adding more medications in people in your situation (substantial improvement in pressure with one medication, but pressure not yet normal). If the average pressure is still high (generally more than 140/90) 2 months later, I increase dose or add another medication. Since you are having some fatigue, and vivid dreams with the metoprolol, I would choose another medication to add, rather than increase the metoprolol, for someone in your situation.There are many possibilities. Amlodipine, lisinopril, or chlorthalidone would be standard choices.  Amlodipine is the best tolerated, in my experience. It is generic, does not require blood testing, and usually doesn't cause a lot of side effects.L-Arginine is a legit supplement for blood pressure. Dosing not totally known, but I think it starts around 2 grams 3 times a day.Disclaimer: Since I am not your doctor, I can't make any recommendations for you. The above is provided for health education, not medical advice.Best Wishes!
Hippy(Bboomer) (1 year ago)
I just had 5 bipasses, a new aorta,, and a new tissue valve. I hate meds, but am not crazy about dying at age 70 either. Metoprolol makes me TIRED and WEAK. Climb 2 residential flights of stairs and I get wasted. I am almost 2 weeks post surgery (home on day5).. but my heart rate is running about 75-80 and BLood pr averaging 110 over 70. I lowered my blood pr with food and also chl with food 40% 5 in 4 months. COULD this give a squeeze in my left arm? I have had that twice. I am doing 50mg x 2 and want to lower to 2 x 25 Anyhow it is prescribed as a sort of prevention if the heart rate becomes irregular. I have a monitor and do 2x a day
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
It takes 6 months to mostly recover from a surgery like that. I cant address the squeeze in the arm question, it would take a lot of interview to tell if that was an important symptom for you or not, and would have to be done with your doc. Metoprolol is a good medicine for people who have had aorta surgery, because it decreases the stress on the repaired area. your blood pressure is on the low side of normal, so maybe doc would say ok to decreasing the dose. Sorry I can't be more helpful
Robo Fried (1 year ago)
You get the tightness in left arm? I have been getting that randomly.
VAMPIRE IRON (1 year ago)
A month ago I started Metoprolol at 25mg's twice a day. 3 weeks later,..no change still 180/117. 10 days ago we doubled the Metoprolol and added a water pill at 25 mg's (once daily). No change as of today and still 174 / 117. My Dr upped the Metoprolol again to 100mg's twice daily, water pill stays the same and a once daily 5mg of Amlodipine Besylate thrown in. Side affects are definitely a little lethargy. But to be honest I like slowing down my intensity. i'm less agitated so easily..
John RossStar (1 year ago)
Damn and i thought mine was bad. How's a person live with hyp. that high???
Robo Fried (1 year ago)
Wow! Sounds like a lot of medication but looks like it is doing the trick? The Metoprolol I am taking is 25mg 3x a day. I do feel less agitated as well and sometimes get lethargic in the morning after taking it first thing. May I ask the span of Dr visits to get you to this point of so many different pills? Did you always have high BP? thanks Josh!
Josh Mcain (1 year ago)
Don't drink & eat eat fish. No salt or sugar etc..
Josh Mcain (1 year ago)
Now on 100mg metoprolol 2x'day / amlodipine 5mg's once a day / hydrochlorothiazide 25mg's once daily and atorvastatin 10 Mg's once a day. BP is now 127/79 at rest..
Robo Fried (1 year ago)
Still same BP? Did the water pill help? Do you drink alcohol?
Marcelo Paraiba (1 year ago)
Metropolol does not respond to my heart rate or my pressure, only atenolol.
Irfan Nizamani (1 year ago)
can i use it with losartin?
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
yes, metoprolol is commonly combined with Losartan.
44JesusIsLord44 (1 year ago)
I've been prescribed metoprolol succinate er for ventricular tachycardia. Can I ask the doctor to let me take it ONLY when I have an episode?? I don't want to have to take it all the time. Please answer. God bless you.
44JesusIsLord44 (1 year ago)
Thank you! Most kind of you to give such a detailed reply; I really appreciate it!!!
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Sorry for the delay... That is a tough one and you will have to ask the doc. My guess is they will recommend it on a daily basis. It depends a lot on how long the ventricular tachycardia is, how fast the heart rate is when you have it, How frequently you have it, and whether or not you have symptoms such as lightheadedness, passing out, or such when you have the ventricular tachycardia. For example, if you had frequent ventricular tachycardia (a fe times a year or more) that make you feel like you could pass out, then you are stuck taking the medication all the time, because it could help prevent the episodes, and thereby prevent you from passing out. On the other hand, if you had occasional palpitations, feeling your heart beating, and when you have ventricular tachycardia, it is only very brief, and when it occurs, it lasts off and on for hours to days, it could make sense to take the metoprolol succinate as needed. The thing is, it would take a few hours for the metoprolol succinate to work, so you couldn't expect relief right away when you took the medication. Bottom line, your doc who knows all the details should answer your question. Good Luck
Nathan Bell (1 year ago)
Hello, I was given 25mg of metoprolol tartrate and 37.5mg of venlafaxine HCL to treat my anxiety disorder. it gets rid of the random fits of anxiety, but if something is on my mind then my anxiety will last for awhile. do you reccomend me getting a higher dose? please answer.
Hippy(Bboomer) (1 year ago)
Take a hyealth Food product called SAMe and eventually your moods will stabilize. It blocks the uptake of Cortisol, the stress hormone
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Sorry for the delay, i was remiss in checking the comments Those are both low doses. You could get more venlafaxine or metoprolol. My guess is they would increase your venalfaxine to 75 mg per day first. Please ask your doc.
Shamaa Ahmed (1 year ago)
please what you say about my doctor advice me to take about 20 mg from this medecine at night and 5 mg lisonopril at morning thanks for answer
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
That is an unusual regimen. I haven't ever used it like that. It doesn't sound harmful, just inconvenient.
Debra DKT (1 year ago)
Thank You for the review! I found it to be helpful. From: The EmpathWarriorr To U May All Ur Days Be Filled With Sunshine!
Chels T (1 year ago)
I passed out taking lisinopril.... Doctor switched me to metoprolol tartrate and now I'm afraid.... I'm afraid that my daughter will not have me in her life... I'm only 27 and my daughter is 7. My bloodpressure is 135 over 85 with a pulse 101..... It was 145 over 100 with a pulse rate 90 2 weeks before taking lisinopril...... It never made much of a heart difference and I had night sweats.... Woke up to try and take my pill..... Fainted twice..... Should I just go jog? I lost 25 pounds just eating less... I don't smoke, don't drink, and have had Zero Caffeine for those 2 weeks.
Chels T (1 year ago)
Thanks! I was switched medications and have been drinking warm lemon water. I understand doctors, but my metabolism is speedy on it's own lately because I lost 25 pounds in 2 months. I don't think the doctor who prescribed me understands maybe? I have been studying to pass my PTCB pharmacy exam, so I am understanding more as I go..... More pharmochology that is.... I think my high bloodpressure just has allot to do with my natural weight loss from focusing on studying and my 7 year old more than anything. I am now taking half of a Beta Blocker at night called Metoprolol.
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
If you passed out on lisinopril, I wonder if your blood pressure is actually high or not. In my patients who have some high blood pressure readings but they pass out on medication, I will do a 24 hour blood pressure monitor, which is a test where we get 100 blood pressure readings throughout the day. High blood pressure is a very common problem and it is unusual for it to kill someone at the age of less than 50. So You will very likely see your daughter grow up! If you work with your doctor and take care of yourself, you can live to a ripe old age. Best woshes
dmana3172 (1 year ago)
My dad is 78 and he is taking five different blood pressure medications including metoprolol succinate. The others is Hydralazine, Clonidine, hydrochlorothiazide and Atacand. He have experienced dizziness and couldn't see at all sometimes temporary while he stand up walking out a building, but it lasted for a few minutes. Is it side effects from metoprolol? He takes 25mg twice a day. He had history of coronary artery disease.
Rudyrose3 (1 year ago)
Would you put on paper that a specific med cause say a patient severe muscle weakness. I am not talking about the one you are talking about. Please respond.
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
Atorvastatin is known to cause muscle weakness in some patients. In my experience it is about 5% of patients.
Rudyrose3 (1 year ago)
Does it cause cancer?
CardioGauge (1 year ago)
No it doesn't. This type of medication has been around for 40 years, and is not observed to cause cancer.
dontespeak (1 year ago)
can someone just quit this medicine if they want to I feel like I need to but maybe slowly weaned off by a Dr I'm sick of it making me gain weight I've gained over 30lbs in a year and see things when I wake up during night like one time I saw books floating in mid air just for split second it was gone then not to mention I can't move around very good I'm so tired all the time what is that from I wish I never started this :(
Hippy(Bboomer) (1 year ago)
Yeah the con is like "If you quit this drug you will die" MAN if I DON'T Quit it I will die.. and we're all gonna die anyhow. I hate the fear mongerers
dontespeak (1 year ago)
44JesusIsLord44 yes still taking it don't get on this pill unless ur ready for bad side effects. This drug has caused me to have swelling and breathing now I have been on it for over a year dr said if I get off of it I could go into cardiac arrest just great.
44JesusIsLord44 (1 year ago)
It sounds like it's giving you hallucinations, have you had that happen anymore? I read that's a side effect. The dr wants to put me on it, but I don't want weight gain or other side effects, I'm afraid of it. Are you still taking it? God bless you.
jason gideon (2 years ago)
there wont be any sideeffects..unless you read about them...this is mixed with ramipril
Randy Bignutz (2 years ago)
thank you
Randy Bignutz (2 years ago)
My girlfriend just started taking metoprolol. She is feeling "high" and has been urinating frequently. Is this common?
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
I haven't heard anyone say they were urinating more after taking metoprolol, however, it's possible. Regarding her feeling high, it can definitely affect people's moods. The medication Could cause this. When my patients have weird symptoms with taking medications, I generally have them stop for a week or two, and see if the symptoms go away. If so, I conclude that their symptoms were due to the medication. This is health education, not medical advice. Only her doctor could tell her what to do with her medications. Hope this helps.
Truly Mad (2 years ago)
Bless you mister for being truthful and caring. My daughter just today was prescribed this med for high blood pressure along with buspar and paxil for anxiety/panic attacks. She has suffered since age 14, she is 22 now and this is the first time shes went for medical treatment. The attacks have gotten worse over the years and she broke down and saw a doctor today. We dont even know if the meds will work but i guess we will be finding out. Again,... thanx for your honesty and being a doctor who makes a difference.
Truly Mad (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter thanks for the heads up on the meds and keep it real. Dont sell out to the handlers no matter what the cost is for you personally. Im going to subscribe to your channel as your info is comforting.
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
+Truly Mad. Those are both good medications for anxiety and panic. They are generic, they've been around a long time. They are not addictive. I hope they work out for her. Best wishes.
Teva 256 (2 years ago)
I've been taking lisinopril 20 mg but recently started having the annoying cough would it be safe to switch to a beta blocker?
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
Yes that is a reasonable substitution I have made in the past. Other options are losartan 50 mg per day, or amlodipine 5 mg per day. The beta blockers are quite dissimilar from lisinopril. On the other hand, losartan is similar to lisinopril, without causing cough. This is not medical advice, but rather health education. (sorry for the disclaimer)
petrosian magmanlac (2 years ago)
how about metroprolol,,, i try this ,,i feel fine.. but when im lying in bed i have palpitation and when i get up its gone
petrosian magmanlac (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter ,,,,,thanksss for the answer
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
Metoprolol is a good medication. Similar to propranolol, usually with less side effects than propranolol. But propranolol is stronger for preventing palpitations. For my patients I usually try metoprolol first, if it doesn't work I give them propranolol. It is very common for people to feel palpitations when lying down, and to not feel them when standing up. It is because the position of the heart in the chest is different when standing vs lying down. Many people feel palpitations worst when they are lying on their left side, which causes the heart to flop against the inside of the chest. Usually, the thing causing the palpitation (extra heartbeats i.e. PVCs or PACs) is happening both when the person is standing or lying down, however, they only feel it when they're lying down. Good luck!
Marcfj (2 years ago)
I have been taking 25 MG of Metoprolol twice a day for the last four years and have found it difficult but not impossible to lose weight.
Marcfj (1 month ago)
314Tazo - Thank you for the info! I should weigh around 150/55 but I am now over two hundred pounds. In fact, I weighed myself on Sunday morning when I just got out of bed and came in at exactly 213 pounds. So I cut all flour products from my diet and weighed myself the following day and came in at the very same weight. On Tuesday I weighed myself and was still 213 pounds so I threw my hands up in despair and ate five slices of whole grain bread and some Cream of wheat and more than I should have------except I cut the sodium down to next to nothing. So today I weighed myself and I came in at 208 pounds. Needless to say that was not a loss of five pounds of fat but simply a loss of water. So while my biggest enemy appears to be sodium, I still need to keep bread and cereals to a bare minimum.
314Tazo (1 month ago)
I take 25 mg. of Metoprolol each day. Exercise won't help in weight loss. I have had success in losing 1 pound/week by Fasting for 1 day, for 20 hours each week. I, also, do a low carb and high fat diet.
Marcfj (1 month ago)
Gor 266 - YOU'RE probably wrong about me eating TOO much and not getting any exercise. I walk 2 point 2 miles every day and swim three times a week and eat very little. Bottom-line; I am completely mystified as to why the medical community prescribes Metoprolol. After all, obesity causes heart problems and Metoprolol causes obesity.
Gor 266 (1 month ago)
your probally eating to much and no excercise
Marcfj (2 years ago)
Thank you for your reply, Dr. Ritter.
petrosian magmanlac (2 years ago)
are the propranolol and metoprolol are the same,,,i have to chose 1,,,which are best of these 2,,pls answer
Google User (7 months ago)
What is stronger medication for fast heart beat- propanolol 10mg Or metoprolol 14.5mg. Thank you.
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
propranolol 40 mg twice a day is a low dose of propranolol. 10 mg is a very small dose. Perhaps this explains why the 40 mg dose works for you.
petrosian magmanlac (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter ,,my doctor give me propranolol 10mg,,,but sometimes i have palpitation..when i try 40mg no palpitations
petrosian magmanlac (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter ,,thank u very much,,i have palpitaions ang high blood presure i chose propranolol,,its ok 40mg in morning ang 40 mg in night,,, because sometimes i have palpitations when im in bed
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
Propranolol is usually better for anxiety, tremor, stage fright. I consider it to be a stronger medication for palpitations and blood pressure. However, it has more fatigue as a side effect than metoprolol. They are both good medicines that have been around a long time. Basically, a person doesn't know which one is better for him or her unless they try each one and decide for themselves.
teebrron (2 years ago)
my mom is on this apo metoprolol, has been for decades, the doctor should have never prescribed it to her sooooo quickly, she is waaaay worse off now, with ALL the side effects after 20 years of use. do not use this drug unless your already on your death bed.
teebrron (2 years ago)
you prescribe this medication daily thats crazy!! Why not just fix the root of the problem rather then patching problems and causing iatrogenic diseases. The heart needs many things to funtion shouldnt doctors check for nutritional deficiencies before prescribing medicine to bully ones physiology.
CardioGauge They're probably both potheads. No need to defend yourself to them. Most of us are grateful for modern medicine and for our doctors.
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately some doctors do profit immensely from working with drug companies. Many, however, do not. I always use the least expensive medication I can. It makes me sick to my stomach when I prescribe expensive branded medications!! In some instances, however, they are right for the patient.
Truly Mad (2 years ago)
If doctors fixed every problem we have that would put a halt in the big pharmaceutical companies money strategy. Meds, even over the counter suppress, they do not cure. Doctors are in on the pharma suppressions, they all network together. Especially the mental health facilities. It is all witch craft and sorceries. Mental health workers tell us we have all these different kinds of disorders and put us on antidepressants along with drugs that arent even designed for our symptoms but through clinical testing, suppress what is going on in our bodies. (Example) wellbutrin is an antidepressant but has helped many throw away cigarettes,... chantix does the same thing. Prozac is an antidepressant yet can control anger outbursts. Prozac has rat poison in it as well as all bottled water and tap water. Adderall is methamphetamine and ritalin is cocaine yet these two ADD/ADHD meds are prescribed to young children who are out of control and they have horrible side effects, are highly addictive, and have caused death. Dont believe it, dont take my word for it,... research all meds and their ingredients, side effects, and hey! Research big pharma as well. Dont be misled or played for a fool.7/19/16
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
You are right, doctors should check for nutritional deficiencies. However a lot of people have heart problems that are not related to nutrition! If we all ate a healthy Vegetarian / vegan diet, and we all exercised an hour a day, there would be far less heart disease. I encourage my patients to do these things, but usually people are unable to do them! So we are stuck using medicines more often than we would like! Thanks for your comment...
John Johnson (2 years ago)
can you touch on atorvastatin
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
+John Johnson I just posted the atorvastatin video. I'm planning two more about this topic... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMZ_H_vba00
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
+John Johnson Sure, I will do an atorvastatin video this week. Thanks for asking.
sakinehbs (2 years ago)
Another question I've got is that I do not want to be on it at all would that be okay? Once I went to ER because of my heart beats too fast after staying in the hospital for 3 days they runs all kind of tests ,i was told that i have A/FIB and have to be on Metporlol for life. Do I have too?
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
+sakinehbs s You're welcome!
sakinehbs (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter Thank you for your information, I will talk to my Doctor as well. 
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
+sakinehbs s The alternatives to metoprolol for controlling heart rate with atrial fibrillation are: diltiazem, verapamil (less weight gain than with metoprolol). Digoxin (would be unusual to use this), atenolol, bisoprolol (these are similar to metoprolol). Some patients who have atrial fibrillation infrequently take metoprolol only if they have an episode of afib. otherwise they don't take it. Also, atrial fib can be controlled by taking a medication that prevents the afib from happening, these are dofetilide, sotalol, flecainide, propafenone, amiodarone. If I had a patient who had trouble with Metoprolol, I would consider diltiazem as an alternative. In my patients who have only rare instances of atrial fibrillation, I will have them take metoprolol when the afib occurs, and continue taking it until the episode stops. So you should talk to your doctor about all of this. Hope this helps.
sakinehbs (2 years ago)
Thank you for this video, that really helped .I have been gaining weight ,I keep telling my Doctor about it but he seems like wants me to stay on it. I work out at the gym and also on N/S diet yet I’m gaining 8 lbs. what are my other option. I do not want to gain weight... And cannot convince my Dr to change it
sakinehbs (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter Thank you for your response to my question, I’m 61 years old female, I take the Metoprolol for A/F .not sure how I got A/F no one in my family has it .could it be by taking too many steroid all at once cased the A/F?
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
+sakinehbs s I would need to know why you take it to tell you what the alternative treatments are. Metoprolol can be given for palpitations (heart fluttering / pounding), high blood pressure, heart attack, angina, tremors, control of rapid heart rate.
Brooks (2 years ago)
I have taken metroplol and carvedilol. I think they are slow killers. the only thing that is helpful are the diuretics to keep that fluid off of you. I'm a heart patient.
CardioGauge (2 years ago)
The most common side effect is fatigue, feeling tired. about 1 in 5 people will have fatigue. 1 in 10 or so have weird / vivid dreams. I have seen people get depressed with it, that is unusual, 1 in 100. Weight gain for about 1 in 10, a few pounds. Swelling in legs is rare. Lightheadedness is common but usually mild. The worst thing that can happen is excessively slow heart rate, with passing out. This is unusual.
Pig Farmer (6 months ago)
CardioGauge thank you for your video it really helped me out.
Cindy Booth (7 months ago)
I'm on metropolol 200 MG once per day, lisinopril 40mg once per day, torsemide 20mg daily, I Stay so doggone fatigued I no longer even care about getting up out of the bed! can't breathe good, can't sleep good, can't even work full time anymore cause I'm so doggone tired! I'm ready to just stop taking all my meds and do something natural to help! the Dr's say I have hypertension, diastolic congestive heart failure, diabetes, gerd, asthma, copd, whatever! I'm done going to Dr's!
David S. (10 months ago)
It's lowering my pressure well and relaxes me but it's causing diarrhea!! What can I do ?
Mike Tison (1 year ago)
Nathan Ritter hello I've had SVT since I was about 11 years old they've always misdiagnosed it with panic attack or panic disorder I finally made it to the hospital fast enough last week where they caught my heart rhythm on an EKG and diagnosed me with SVT I talk to a heart specialist and he told me he was not life-threatening which was very nice here but my question to you is will this medication stop SVT I don't understand by just slowing the heart rate if that will help thank you sorry for no punctuation but I am using speech to text
Robo Fried (1 year ago)
Agreed- But it really has helped me...on same dosage
H Hill (2 years ago)
what's the bad side effects please tell us...
projectbrikks7 (2 years ago)
+Stasi Lo I ended up not taking it and was put on paxil. I haven't actually seen a cardiologist just my family doctor and he seems to think that I don't need to see one. Sorry I couldn't help, good luck and I hope you get this figured out and taken care of.
Stasi Lo (2 years ago)
+projectbrikks7 I to was prescribed metoprolol from by my doctor who only gave it to me because I had a episode of high heart rate pounding from me being anemic. Did your cardiologist take you off metoprolol and did the cardiologist help with your heart rate. I see a cardiologist in 3 weeks and I need to know what to expect.
Robo Fried (2 years ago)
Well, it may be good news. I have little sprouts of hair popping up on my front scalp. Pretty sure it is the result of stopping Toprolxl. Also, all side effects have subsided and I feel way better. Hair is still thin on front scalp..I also think Toprolxl has a small side effect of weight gain. This is actually confirmed as a common side effect.
projectbrikks7 (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter Thanks for the reply.
projectbrikks7 (2 years ago)
+Nathan Ritter I was prescribed propanolol because of high heart rate from anxiety. My doctor knew the whole time that I had asthma so I don't know why he prescribed it for me. He then put me on Metoprolol but it's basically the same thing. He said I have tachycardia which I've only had since I was diagnosed with gad 3 months ago.

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