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How did you wean off Metoprolol?

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Hi, I was discovered Aflib last year. Have no high blood pressure, no diabetic. I was given Eliquis 5 mg and dilitazen and then metoprolol. Metoprolol had more severe side effects ; more pain in my joints, heavy loss of hair, feeling tired all the time and lack of apetite. So I stopped ( first reduce led the sizes and then stopped) for last one and a half month I am taking only Eliquis. I feel more fresh and better. Hair loss had stopped. My cardiologist had retired so the new one asked me to put Zui ( heat measuring equipment) for 14 days. He wants to try again the electro cardio version . I am waiting to see what the result of this new Ziu says.
I had no symptoms so far but last two weeks I felt light dizziness for few seconds. Can be due to heart condition I cannot say. Let me see what the cardiac report shows.

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Hello @kancha
I'm under the impression that your doctor suggested the elimination of this med, is that correct? When I took metoprolol I had a lot of side effects as well. I was only taking 25 mg, though. My cardiologist substituted Atenolol and I felt much better. I do not take it at bedtime, but at noon which works much better for me.

As I have heart valve problems I take two different BP meds. One is an ACE inhibitor which is a marvelous drug to strengthen the heart's functioning and then the Atenolol, a beta blocker which keeps the heart rate from racing.

Have you reported the light dizziness to your doctor? Do you monitor your BP at home?