Metoprolol - Short bursts of shortness of breath

Posted by joyfl2 @joyfl2, May 29 2:41pm

I have been on 1/4 of Metoprolol Succinate 25 mg for almost 2 months. I was unable to tolerate more of this medicine as it led to heart pounding and palpitating. Originally put on this medicine for high heart rate. Now that I’ve been on it – I have all these new symptoms: palpitations (hard pounding heart beat if take more than 1/4 pill), chest fluttering, extreme constipation, periodic tightness in my underarm/chest, and brief bursts of shortness of breath. Has anyone else experienced these brief shortness of breath recurring episodes while being on metoprolol? They come all throughout the day whether I’m at rest or moving around.

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Welcome @joyfl2. Fellow members @1943 @sueinmn @realitytest and @lcgh have written about experiencing shortness of breath with metoprolol and may have some experiences to share with you. It can be quite worrying, can't it?

You may also be interested in these related discussions:
– Side Effects of Metoprolol?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/metoprolol/
– How did you wean off Metoprolol? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/weaning-off-metoprolol/

Joy, have you spoken with your cardiologist about the side effects you are experiencing?

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@colleenyoung

Welcome @joyfl2. Fellow members @1943 @sueinmn @realitytest and @lcgh have written about experiencing shortness of breath with metoprolol and may have some experiences to share with you. It can be quite worrying, can't it?

You may also be interested in these related discussions:
– Side Effects of Metoprolol?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/metoprolol/
– How did you wean off Metoprolol? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/weaning-off-metoprolol/

Joy, have you spoken with your cardiologist about the side effects you are experiencing?

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Thank you @colleenyoung – I’m new to Mayo Connect .. can you tell me how to find those specific posts?

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@joyfl2

Thank you @colleenyoung – I’m new to Mayo Connect .. can you tell me how to find those specific posts?

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Not Colleen here, but just put your cursor over the link (blue text) and click, you will be taken to that discussion. To get back to this original discussion so you can look at the next link, click on the "back" button on your browser – usually and arrow on the top left of your browser.

PS I actually was taken off Metoprolol because I had shortness of breath while using it. It interfered with my asthma medications.
Sue

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@joyfl2 — Hi, J. Sorry to hear of your side effects w Metoprolol.

Please report them to your doc. The Good News: there are lots of tried and true beta blockers you may have better results with… and they're very affordable!

Just one example: Atenolol… as low as $10 for 90-day supply! Been taking it daily for over two decades… no issues for me.

Good luck!

/LarryG

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@sueinmn

Not Colleen here, but just put your cursor over the link (blue text) and click, you will be taken to that discussion. To get back to this original discussion so you can look at the next link, click on the "back" button on your browser – usually and arrow on the top left of your browser.

PS I actually was taken off Metoprolol because I had shortness of breath while using it. It interfered with my asthma medications.
Sue

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Thank you!

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