Hi @damari. Glad to see you back with us, especially since the two of us are A-fib victims. Your reliance on Metoprolol and Eliquis is not uncommon. The first of these and its side-effects are discussed on Mayoclinic.org. Check out https://mayocl.in/2LTLhoP as well as https://mayocl.in/3d0JLx7 for starters. Search separately there for Eliquis or its generic name apixaban with a focus on the "oral route" (as opposed to the intravenous route). On your question about lesser amounts, be advised that changing the dosages on both drugs is possible, but only in direct coordination with your specialist or primary care physician. A lot of patients cut their dosages without consultation, causing side effects that are hard to tolerate. In my case, my similar drugs are Carvedilol (25mg morning and evening) and Coumadin (5.0 and 7.5 mg on alternating days).
The side effects you mentioned are on public lists for your drugs. Can you raise your questions about them with your doctor(s) or your pharmacist before any changes are made in dosage? Martin