Low blood pressure and metoprolol
I have Afib. I am not over weight. I do not have diabetes or any metabolic disorder. Don’t drink, smoke. The ER Doc referred to my blood work as “pristine”. In short, I have no other risk factors. I have low blood pressure … about 110/70, often a bit lower.
So, I am on metoprolol now and can barely make my body do as I want. It feels like my muscles just ran 2 miles…all the time. But, I also see that my blood pressure drops down to 90/58. I wonder why I am given metoprolol when I have low blood pressure to start. Should I be on something else?
Today I had multiple “episodes “. I am wondering if the dosages has to be increased … that metoprolol might be a bad idea…already taking 75mg
Finally, this is just my random thoughts….I have been reading that Afib doesn’t kill. It’s the blood clot that get us. So, why the use of metoprolol at all? I guess that Afib often comes with high blood pressure and other metabolic issues. But, without those other complications it seems that as long as I am on blood thinner (eliquis) is there any other real risk?
Any one else with low blood pressure trying to deal with these beta blocker meds?