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Did you know that the average heart beats 100,000 times a day? Millions of people live with heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) which occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate heartbeats don’t work properly. Let’s connect with each other; we can share stories and learn about coping with the challenges, and living well with abnormal heart rhythms. I invite you to follow the group. Simply click the +FOLLOW icon on the group landing page.

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@1943

Does,anyone take metropolol and diltizem at the same time?

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Used to for about 1 year. Went off both too many side effects!!!

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My 50 Mg dose of Losartin is split into 2 tabs, one for AM & one for PM due to the powerful effect of the entire 50 Mg at once. Taking that amount would send my BP to the bottom and forcing me to need to lie down before I fell down. I did take Metropolol for awhile, got that switch to Carvedilol until I could wean off . it kept the migraines at bay until I tried to wean off and then they would come back fiercely. Now I take 25 Mg 2X daily of Losartin.

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@sue225

My medical chart says to never prescribe diltiazem and metoprolol together for me. It was during a time when I was having side effects from various meds to control my arrythmia. The metoprolol was still in my system . The diltiazem set off an irregular heart beat that freaked me out. Anyway in the end, I stayed on metoprolol and no more problems. I imagine each individual case may be different.

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The cardiologist had put me on diltiazem 25mg and the PA put me metropolol at the regular doctor's for my blood pressure. My chest was tight all the time always out of breath diltiazem made my ankles swell
Off both now and using natural treatments!!

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@suzanne2019

The cardiologist had put me on diltiazem 25mg and the PA put me metropolol at the regular doctor's for my blood pressure. My chest was tight all the time always out of breath diltiazem made my ankles swell
Off both now and using natural treatments!!

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Be careful! Can't you discuss it with your doctor and find a better combo of medications without the terrible side effects? I take candesartan with hydrocholrothyazide for blood pressure and I have no side effects whatsoever.

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@afrobin

Be careful! Can't you discuss it with your doctor and find a better combo of medications without the terrible side effects? I take candesartan with hydrocholrothyazide for blood pressure and I have no side effects whatsoever.

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I am seeing a new doctor next week. Had to wait 2 months to get an appointment so I will start over from scratch again!!

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Good news, Suzanne…and good luck! In the meantime do some aerobic exercise to strengthen the heart muscle. You may feel a lot better by the doctot's appointment.

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@sue225

My medical chart says to never prescribe diltiazem and metoprolol together for me. It was during a time when I was having side effects from various meds to control my arrythmia. The metoprolol was still in my system . The diltiazem set off an irregular heart beat that freaked me out. Anyway in the end, I stayed on metoprolol and no more problems. I imagine each individual case may be different.

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I'm not surprised that your medical team has "outlawed" Diltiazem and Metoprolol at the same time — I think they amount to a double-barreled attack on arrhythmia. According to <drugs.com> "Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders." It also is one of the first-option medication treatments for hypertension. Metoprolol is a common beta blocker used for hypertension and easing of heart beats.

In my case, A-fib is my problem along with hypertension. I'm taking Coreg (like Metoprolol a beta blocker). I was prescribed another calcium channel blockers (Amlodipine) a few years ago, but my nephrologist cancelled that and listed it as an allergen when she started me on Coreg (Carvedilol). Because of A-fib, I also am on a Coumadin (Warfarin anticoagulant) regimen to prevent clots from forming in my heart.

Mysteriously, the Coumadin failed me 20 months ago, and I suffered a "small stroke" that caused me some minor imbalance and uncoordination problems that have been overcome with physical therapy — teaching my brain to pay attention, stop assuming what I want to do, and behave. It turns out that this brain behavior — issuing subconscious signals and directives to certain nerves, muscles, and glands — has a far broader effect on me than I ever imagined. Frequent urination, for example, is necessary — not because my bladder is full to overflowing, but because my assumptive brain believes that's what I want to do when I draw a glass of cold water from the refrigerator or turn on the kitchen faucet or roll over in bed ! ! ! ! My nephrologist has me exercising my brain to break its tendencies to initiate urination on the basis of false signals from my environment . . . and I think I'm making progress! I also think my nephrologist is a miracle worker.
Martin

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@predictable

I'm not surprised that your medical team has "outlawed" Diltiazem and Metoprolol at the same time — I think they amount to a double-barreled attack on arrhythmia. According to <drugs.com> "Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders." It also is one of the first-option medication treatments for hypertension. Metoprolol is a common beta blocker used for hypertension and easing of heart beats.

In my case, A-fib is my problem along with hypertension. I'm taking Coreg (like Metoprolol a beta blocker). I was prescribed another calcium channel blockers (Amlodipine) a few years ago, but my nephrologist cancelled that and listed it as an allergen when she started me on Coreg (Carvedilol). Because of A-fib, I also am on a Coumadin (Warfarin anticoagulant) regimen to prevent clots from forming in my heart.

Mysteriously, the Coumadin failed me 20 months ago, and I suffered a "small stroke" that caused me some minor imbalance and uncoordination problems that have been overcome with physical therapy — teaching my brain to pay attention, stop assuming what I want to do, and behave. It turns out that this brain behavior — issuing subconscious signals and directives to certain nerves, muscles, and glands — has a far broader effect on me than I ever imagined. Frequent urination, for example, is necessary — not because my bladder is full to overflowing, but because my assumptive brain believes that's what I want to do when I draw a glass of cold water from the refrigerator or turn on the kitchen faucet or roll over in bed ! ! ! ! My nephrologist has me exercising my brain to break its tendencies to initiate urination on the basis of false signals from my environment . . . and I think I'm making progress! I also think my nephrologist is a miracle worker.
Martin

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I have overactive bladder for same reason as you.
Warfarin mini stroke then same as you. Horrible impact on my quality of life. What brain exercises
Are you doing that are helpful to control bladder
Urgency. Switch from warfarin To Eliquis to protect
Against more mini strokes. hope you help me
With brain exercises & other tricks

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@suzanne2019

Used to for about 1 year. Went off both too many side effects!!!

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What kind of side effects did you experience?

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@predictable

I'm not surprised that your medical team has "outlawed" Diltiazem and Metoprolol at the same time — I think they amount to a double-barreled attack on arrhythmia. According to <drugs.com> "Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders." It also is one of the first-option medication treatments for hypertension. Metoprolol is a common beta blocker used for hypertension and easing of heart beats.

In my case, A-fib is my problem along with hypertension. I'm taking Coreg (like Metoprolol a beta blocker). I was prescribed another calcium channel blockers (Amlodipine) a few years ago, but my nephrologist cancelled that and listed it as an allergen when she started me on Coreg (Carvedilol). Because of A-fib, I also am on a Coumadin (Warfarin anticoagulant) regimen to prevent clots from forming in my heart.

Mysteriously, the Coumadin failed me 20 months ago, and I suffered a "small stroke" that caused me some minor imbalance and uncoordination problems that have been overcome with physical therapy — teaching my brain to pay attention, stop assuming what I want to do, and behave. It turns out that this brain behavior — issuing subconscious signals and directives to certain nerves, muscles, and glands — has a far broader effect on me than I ever imagined. Frequent urination, for example, is necessary — not because my bladder is full to overflowing, but because my assumptive brain believes that's what I want to do when I draw a glass of cold water from the refrigerator or turn on the kitchen faucet or roll over in bed ! ! ! ! My nephrologist has me exercising my brain to break its tendencies to initiate urination on the basis of false signals from my environment . . . and I think I'm making progress! I also think my nephrologist is a miracle worker.
Martin

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A smart and caring specialist is so important. Sounds like you lucked out.
My problem is very uncomplicated and stable and for that I'm thankful. Hope your recovery continues to go well.

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@1943

Does,anyone take metropolol and diltizem at the same time?

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I do. My Dr. at Mayo put me on the two. So far so good.

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@suzanne2019

The cardiologist had put me on diltiazem 25mg and the PA put me metropolol at the regular doctor's for my blood pressure. My chest was tight all the time always out of breath diltiazem made my ankles swell
Off both now and using natural treatments!!

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What natural treatments.

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@bjanderson

I do. My Dr. at Mayo put me on the two. So far so good.

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I do. Take metroprol in PM.
Diltiasm AM

Works for me.

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@success101

I do. Take metroprol in PM.
Diltiasm AM

Works for me.

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It depends on what conditions you are taking these drugs for.

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What dosage?

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