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hartman7635 (@hartman7635)

Arrhythmia, coreg

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Sep 20, 2019 | Replies (10)

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Hi @hartman7635,

Lopressor (Metoprolol) is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
There are some great discussions on Connect that might interest you:
– Side Effects of Metoprolol? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/metoprolol/
– Weaning off Metoprolol https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/weaning-off-metoprolol/

May I ask how you are tolerating the Lopressor?

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GM Kanaaz, I’m looking forward to reading the link that you provided on Lopressor. I never knew this drug by that name. That said, I’ve always pronounced Metoprolol: Met Tropotol everyone knows what I mean.
It was prescribed to me for arrhythmia and not for HBP. The heart specialist who rx’d it was a good listener, a bit too into himself, maybe because he read all of the reviews saying that he is the best…. After seeing more doctors and cardiologists trying to figure out what was going on with me he told me that he read ALL of my records then asked a few questions and confidently said that he knew what the problem was and a simple procedure would fix everything. That said it wasn’t essential to do it right~a~way; the pills would work and/but since I was taking them to control arrhythmia to take them PRN. Taking them daily would like cause/create HBP. The PRN has driven almost every medical professional that hears that furious. Truth be known I’ve never had that “ little procedure “ and the symptoms that were freaking me out and drove me to many doctors, many tests and just about always the same advice and dx: there’s nothing wrong with you and more than likely your heart problems are in your head.

Connect.mayo could be a great place to post my story and perhaps learn from it. That said it would not be easy to do this in discussions because there is so much to the story and we already know how long my posts are that I don’t think I could make it work. Maybe with an editor the importance of the experience could help others. What was once a daily, multiple time a day experience hardly happens at all now.

I think that there are metaphorical similarities to other conditions as well, but who would believe me?