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Mar 28, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Sapphira. very beautiful lady. Thank you for sharing your story. I can relate. My blood pressure spiked to 210/115 when my dear Mother in law at the age of 93 died. Her daughter caused her death and I could do nothing. My heart hurt so much and still does tears flow when I think of her so now I fight a battle daily of extremly uncontrollable high BP doctors cannot tell why. Meds do not seem to help.

Mar 26, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Sue225 very interesting…I think I will get some VitD today what can it hurt? I will keep you informed if My BP lowers I quit the Metoprolol BP is down to avg. 152/90 not good but not in the two hundreds. VitD here I come.

Mar 24, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

AFRobin thank you for your reply. Can you believe the doctor sent me home knowing my B/P was that high? It has been 6 weeks since my visit to her. I have an appointment with New Doctor April 15th. I stopped taking Metoprolol completely now. B/P without metprolol dropped to 120s 130s /77 and low 80s. just using CLonidine. I had weighed 188 I have lost 8 lbs. in 6 weeks. However Metformin and glipiside for my sugar levels well when I take them now the blood pressure spikes I am at a loss to understand why. Best I can do now is I have started watching everything that goes in my mouth. Salt intake below 1,000 gms a day Carbs less than 100 Eating like a rabbit. At any rate I appreciate your suggestions. I have given up all caffeine I was never big on soda or candy or cakes or pies…so I can handle not havind it at all. I do miss pasta. lol

Mar 23, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

i was on Metoprolol 25mg 3 times daily plus clonidine .03 mg 3 times daily for high blood pressure. You all know how miserable I felt I was on this for 5 years. I read on internet the two drugs interact and cause the result to be lessesend I asked Doctor Nope was the answer keep taking both. My BP was out of control 230/115 in her office. She just sent me home. I decided I would treat myself. I slowly 1/2 a pill at a time over 2 weeks taking myself off. My BP started coming down. It is now 125/82 at the age of 73 I am satisfied. Quit my Doctor and have an appointment with a new one next month. BY the way I as at the pharmacy if the drugs counteracted Pharm said that is impossible. I told him what I did He still swore impossible Hell I am living proof

Mar 9, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for sharing. Every body is different. Mine has always been different from others. Nothing for me is normal . My body reacts opposite to health situations away from the "norm". Sounds like yours does also. I have been taking Metoprolol 100 gm for about 6 years. In the beginning it helped along with Clonidine started at low doses so naturally when BP kept rising the doses were adjusted higher making the matter worse. I understand the feeling like crap…like a zombie. Mouth so dry you could spit cotton. Gas and walking farts falling asleep not being able to drive…Every heart test and ultrasound, test for blocked arteries all normal. No reason for high BP increase more drugs that will work. NOT I listened to my body. I slowly weaned down on Metoprolol from 100mg 3 times daily over 2 weeks keeping track of BP 3 to 5 times a day. Really need to watch salt intake like poison to me. Life is a journey and how right God is my pilot.

Mar 7, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

thank you for your reply…I count carbs less than 30 at a meal and less than 100 a day. I have a mix of berries with small dab of cool whip for treat at night. Metoprolol keeps me from losing. Strange but true. I am an old Atkins diet user. I came across Atkins back in 1977 back then Atkins was considered very very bad for your health. Doctors poo pooed the idea of cutting carbs out of a diet. Well look at us now. Medicine you know why it is called a practice? Perhaps one day they might get it right. Thanks again nice chatting.

Mar 7, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I thank you all for comments. I have slowly weaned myself off the 3 tabs daily of metoprolol down to one daily at 10PM so that I will not be such a zombie. Last evening I only took 1/2 of the tablet. My BP this am was 178 over 92 not good but lower. I have researched the side effects I know it is supposed to lower BP somehow my body is reacting differently. I do not smoke quit 48 years ago. I do not drink. I take nothing but clonidine, metroprolol, glipizide and metformen for diabetes small dose of aspirin that is all. I keep my diet at 1200 cal sodium less than 1000 gms and carbs less than 100 daily. I walk about 2 miles a day Still I cannot lose weight. EXCEPT the few days I stopped the metoprolol I lost 4 lbs. a first for me since I started taking the drug. We will see how it goes with me just taking .03 clonidine every 6 hrs I will keep posting. Again I truly appreciate all the advice given. Judy
PS I made an appointment with another medical provider today will be seeing him in April

Mar 6, 2019 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I do not think my doctor is helping me. I have diabetes and high blood pressure. I am 73 i weigh 180 female. Gall bladder out at 18. Complete hysterectomy at 46 endometriosis stage 4 and fibroid turmors. They sliced the aorta I had 14 units of blood transfused. They also cut the ureter and forgot to take the stint out for 6 months until I complained of pain. Uncontrollable blood pressure started 6 years ago overnight it had always been 110 over 70 never over 125/80 overnight it went to 210/115 and continued to be high. In the doctors office at times 235/130. They just sent me home. Meds are clonidine .03 3 times a day. Metoprolol 100 gm 3 times daily. I am a zombie cannot keep my head up lost hair dry mouth. Brings my pressure down to 180/101 bounces around at that.
I did some research and found metoprolol can intefer with clonidine making them ineffective. My doctor hates when I try to ask her for changes she threatens to fire me. quit me as a patient. So I tried on my own. I weaned myself down to one Metoprolol at night. Continued the clonidine. My blood pressure dropped to 170/90 stayed low until time to take the Metoprolol I took one 100gm tablet and blood pressure spiked to 201/102 stayed that way for about 8 hrs then came down some. Next day I skipped metoprolol blood pressure came down to 120/80 stayed around there all day. I read about cold turkey of metroprolol said it could be dangerous so I am took it again blood pressure is back up 187/99. Doctor will not take me off Metoprolol I told her and she yelled at me said self medicating is going to kill me. I do not know the answer. Any one have any ideas This high blood pressure is bad. Oh on top of that the two days that I did not take metoprolol my blood sugar dropped from 250 to 126 whats with that?