Arrhythmia, coreg

Posted by hartman7635 @hartman7635, Mon, Mar 18 3:22pm

Hello all, I began taking coreg on the advice of my doctor. He prescribed it for high blood pressure. After a few weeks I began noticing arrhythmia, very low bp, pounding heart, and pain. I have been taking this medication for a month and I want to ween myself off of it, does anyone know the safest way to do this?

What does the Dr say about your arrythmias and other symptoms. I was on Carvedilol for many years to prevent Arrhythmias so i don't see them causing them. I would suggest a Cardiologist to evaluate your symptoms.

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The doctor says that the side effects may be caused by the medication, arrhythmia, low bp, shortness of breath are a rare side effect of the medication. I asked to be taken off the medication but he wants to wait and run more tests. I usually follow the advice of the doctor but I feel that these symptoms are a direct result of the medication, and want to discontinue use.

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@hartman7635

The doctor says that the side effects may be caused by the medication, arrhythmia, low bp, shortness of breath are a rare side effect of the medication. I asked to be taken off the medication but he wants to wait and run more tests. I usually follow the advice of the doctor but I feel that these symptoms are a direct result of the medication, and want to discontinue use.

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@hartman7635 I can see your point, due to the fact you were put on them for your Blood Pressure i assume it was by a regular doctor. I was diagnosed with Arrythmias so i don't know what is the normal treatment for Blood Pressure. Arrythmias are usually caused by electrical problems of the heart. It seems strange to me that there aren't more options for blood pressure and i would ask why not try a different medication.

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Hello @hartman7635,

I wanted to follow-up and see how you are doing – did your doctor recommend another medication or did you start the weaning process?

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Hello @hartman7635,

I wanted to follow-up and see how you are doing – did your doctor recommend another medication or did you start the weaning process?

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Hello, thank you for asking. I convinced my doctor to help me wean myself off the coreg, i successfully have been off of it for a few weeks and feel better, no longer having the arrhythmia problems. He has prescribed lowpresser.

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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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