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Just started this med for spiking blood pressure in evening. Has anyone experienced severe stomach pain from this, or insomnia? I take with food, and the pain started almost 18 hours later!
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I have irritable bowel with constipation. The metoprolol doesnt just slow my heart rate, it also seems to have worsened my constipation. I never used laxatives until starting metoprolol. It has become an issue.
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I have the exact opposite lol but try first thing in the morning warm lemon water that will do the trick.
I'm thinking dynamite.
@sue225 Have you talked with your Dr ?there are other meds he might be able to put you on
Yes. Have a script for linaclotide, think its called linzess in U.S. Took it some time ago and it gave me so much pain, I'm afraid to try it again. Over the counter laxatives work, but I have developed adverse reactions to some of those. Then there is prucalopride, in Canada called Resotran. Really do not want to take that because Health Canada warns patients with arrythmias to proceed with caution. May go back to senna and have referral to see gastroenterologist again.
@sue225 In the nursing home for constipation we have our residents prune juice mix equal parts Milk of magnesium that did the trick
Worth giving a try. Thankyou for the advice.
@sue225 Your welcome that's why we are here to help I love the people On connect we all care
There is a safe OTC product called H2go. I order through Amazon.. all it contains is activated Mg . I started with 3 tablets now I take one every night and go every am. No pain or cramps etc. after years of colace this has solved my problem.
Thankyou. Will check it out!
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Just placed my order for H2GO. Worth a try. Thanks again.
Yes to stomach pain! ( my pain woul kick in one hour after taking the pill) I am on metoprolol. (a low dose of 25mg daily) not to control blood pressure but to control an arrythmia. I was switched around from bisoprolol to metoprolol to atenolol to nebivolol (bystolic) without much success. It was when my cardiologist started talking about the ablation procedure that I decided to pick the betablocker that gave me the degree of g.i. discomfort that I could live with. It was 10 very unpleasant months until my body gave up fighting the metoprolol (started in 2016). Maybe you can talk to you doctor about trying a different betablocker for blood pressure control.
Age 69, and have had Paroxysmal (intermittent) AFIB for about 5 years. Gotten to the point where it is happening twice a month. With me, the BPM range from 170-200 for 6-12 hours. I can endure it for a while but then it starts tiring me out. So, I decided to go with the ablation (scheduled for June 5). I also have PVC's and SVT's so I'm hoping maybe it will alleviate some of these as well. I still try to remain as active as possible although some activity or strenuous work will bring on the PVC's and SVT's. As we all know, they can be very uncomfortable and scary. Sometimes I'd rather have the AFIB believe it or not. Anyway, I'll let you all know how the ablation works out. One other quick question a little out of the way. Has anyone experienced hair loss due to Metoprolol or Eliquis? My hair is thinning a little and growing back real slow. I've been cutting real short for awhile anyway but it is growing back real weird with a little balding on top.
Hi Larry @crashnam,
I moved your message to this existing discussion as I thought it would help to hear from other members who are discussing Metoprolol and various side effects. Unfortunately, according to the American Hair Loss Association, Metoprolol is included in the list of drugs that may cause some hair loss. https://www.americanhairloss.org/drug_induced_hair_loss/
While we wait for others to return with their thoughts, you might wish to view this conversation, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hello-there-im-new-to-this-group-2-22-19-got-a-question/ where @fifi007 @sue225 have also shared their experiences with Metoprolol.
I’m glad you’ve decided to address the Afib and go ahead with the ablation – I’m tagging @lyndalk @suscros68 @twptrustrek @danab as they’ve discussed ablation, and I hope they will join in and share their insights. Have you asked your doctor about switching to another beta- blocker?
Hi. No I haven't asked my cardiologist about changing to another Beta Blocker, although he did admit the metoprolol may cause some hair loss. I kidded with him and said my hair is more important than my health. LOL. Also, hoping the ablation for paroxysmal AFIB will take care of a few other wild and crazy SVT's etc. I have it on June 5. I will post you all about the results and how I'm doing.
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