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Wed, Feb 20 12:54pm · Does anyone with AFIB NOT take blood thinners? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I guess if it was a brief one I could have and don't know it. But my heart beats slower than it ever has with the metoprolol and ive had some skipped beats but nothing like what I had that first time.

Mon, Feb 18 11:39am · Does anyone with AFIB NOT take blood thinners? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I also cut out all caffeine. I think the prior bout was triggered by too much caffeine. I miss chocolate but I don't want to have another incident. It was so scary!

Mon, Feb 18 11:10am · Does anyone with AFIB NOT take blood thinners? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I guess the metoprolol keeps my heart rate low enough that it doesn't trigger it. I was trying to wean off of it this week to see if it helped my back pain but today my pulse is over 100 so that's not gonna work.

Mon, Feb 18 7:09am · Does anyone with AFIB NOT take blood thinners? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had my first afib incident May 2018. Pulse was 200 and the IV drugs got it under control after an overnight in the hospital. I was sent home with just metoprolol. I couldn't get in to a cardiologist for almost 2 months. When I saw her she explained to me that at this point she didn't see the need for a blood thinner other than baby aspirin once a day. That made me very happy. I haven't had another bout since then.

Fri, Feb 15 9:48pm · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

All I take is metoprolol and vitamin d3.

Thu, Feb 14 11:55pm · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I've been on metoprolol about 8 months for one bout of afib. I was prescribed 25mg twice daily. I took that for 2 days and my pulse was in the 40s so went down to once a day. It was still low 50s so I went to 12.5 and have been on that for most of the time. My resting pulse is mid 60s which is lower than it's been my whole life. I'm sensitive to most drugs and metoprolol I think is one of them. I'm having terrible back and hip pain to the point of it affecting how I walk. I've told my cardiologist and my pcp but they both say metoprolol isn't the cause especially at such a low dose. Tonight I started halving the 12.5 and will use that for a week and then stop. If after a few weeks if the pain goes away I'll know it was the drug and see what alternative drug is suggested by my cardiologist. Has anyone else had back and hip pain?