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Dec 27, 2019 · Question on ANA and dsDNA in Autoimmune Diseases

@ethanmcconkey. No, I have not had an anti-dsDNA test. The info at the link says this test is to check for lupus. I have been checked out with the blood tests for both lupus and sjogren's syndrome a number of years ago.

Dec 16, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I'd probably listen to the pharmacist. 12.5mg is a really low (almost homeopathic dose). Its only 2 more days. I take 25mg split in 1/2 a.m and p.m for the last three years for NSVT. It was detected on a holter monitor. Some public speakers and actors take betablockers to deal with stage fright.

Dec 16, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Was curious so googled beta blockers and blushing . Betablockers are used to control excessive blushing . (Dilated blood vessels, sympathetic nervous system,–full explanation available online) . So, not so strange.

Dec 16, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had the opposite experience. Diltiazem made my arrythmia worse. I got quite scared. ECG was abnormal. Put on metoprolol. Betablockers work for me. On my file, it says no diltiazem.

Dec 16, 2019 · Heart Rhythm Episodes - AFib; Tachycardia, High Blood Pressure in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@dmaag55 I am 65 and have ventricular tacycardia (non-sustained), & atrial tachycardia . For three years, I have been taking 25mg (1/2 a.m. and p.m) of the beta-blocker, metoprolol. I do not have high blood pressure . I do, however, have high cholesterol for which I take Repatha, an injectable biologic as I am unable to take statins.

Dec 11, 2019 · Night Sweats for no reason in Women's Health

@lisalucier I had someone very close to me deal with night sweats: my mother. In her case, it was (although we didn't yet know) the first symptom of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Dec 10, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@vyronp a home blood pressure monitor might make you worry less. Consumer Reports rates Omron b.p. machines highly. The next time you see your doctor have your b.p. checked and tell him what you are worried about.
I am on metoprolol for my arrythmia and my blood pressure pre the betablocker was normal/low . It did drop lower as did my pulse but after awhile the body adjusts to the medication and in my case a mostly regular steady heartbeat.

Dec 10, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@vyronp that's what my cardiologist said. It's heart protective.