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Ryman (@ryman)

New diagnosis, sick sinus syndrome

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Feb 22, 2018 | Replies (20)

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Hello @judylynn,

Welcome to Connect. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms, and so glad that you've joined the Connect community. You may notice that I moved your discussion and combined it with this existing discussion on sick sinus syndrome, as I thought it would be beneficial for you to be introduced to other members who have discussed much of what you are experiencing.
If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY so that you can read through some of the earlier messages and meet some of our other members talking about their or their or their loved ones' experiences.

@cherfenn @incrediblemulk98 have also discussed heart rhythm issues like sick sinus syndrome, and I'm certain they will have more insights to share with you.

Here’s some information from Mayo Clinic that might help:
Sick Sinus Syndrome – http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sick-sinus-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20029161
Beta blockers (Metoprolol) – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/beta-blockers/art-20044522

With regard to Metoprolol, we have several discussion you may wish to view:
– New to Afib, warfarin and metoprolol (beta blocker) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-to-afib-warfarin-and-metoprolol-beta-blocker/
– stopping Carvedilol (Coreg): When will the effects wear off? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hi-everyone-i-am-glad-to-be-a-part-of-this-community/
– Afib & PVC's https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/afib-pvcs/

I'd also like to invite Mentors @hopeful33250 and @predictable to share their thoughts about this medication.

@judylynn, have you asked your doctor if you could switch to another beta blocker?

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Replies to "Hello @judylynn, Welcome to Connect. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms, and so glad that..."

Hello and thank you very much!!
I asked my cardiologist yesterday and he told me to cut my dose to half of what I was taking but today I’m still just as tired! He told me he didn’t want me to quit taking it because it is very good for a heart with a pacemaker.

@judylynn . I have a pacemaker since the beginning of january. yesterday I asked my cardiologist, whether I should reduce my metoprolol , because I noticed an inadequate adaption to exercise, like cycling. I shouldn't do that, he said , as it is the most important medicine you take, . you did not mention which tablet you take and how much. I take the prolonged-release tablet 50 mg twice daily. this dosage form guarantees a steady blood level.

This is what my bottle reads…….Metoprolol Succinate Er 24hr 25 Mg tab Dr. R
They called me back and told me to continue taking a half a tablet. I just woke up from going to bed at 10pm. It is 12:30.

@judylynn ,
Er means extended release, so you take the same dosage formel. 25 mg is really a very small dosis. maybe the pacemaker specialist can change some parameters according to your complaints. .
as I described above, I have some troubles with cycling. my cardiologist changed the sensitivity of the sensors within the pacemaker.he told me,that the pacemaker acts on vibrations. If a person sits on a bicycle, his upper part keeps quiet, so there are not enough vibrations for the pacemaker and an increase of the heart rate does not occur, so my legs get tired . the cardiologist enhanced the sensitivity of the sensors. I will see, how this works.
the suggestion of the medical assistent to discuss your problems with the pacemaker expert is very good.