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Tue, Nov 26 5:25pm · Coming off Metoprolol. Only been on a week. in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I was told I have NSVT and to take metoprolol. I started the drug one week ago and had a visit w my dr yesterday. She consulted with another specialist about my condition and he doesn’t think I even have NSVT. I’m going to be hooked up to another Holter for 2 weeks and see what happens. She said I could stop the metoprolol, which I want to. Can I do this cold turkey being that I’m only on 12.6 once a day? And only for one week? I called the pharmacy and they said take it every other day for 2 days. I’m reading horror stories about people coming off this drug. Now I’m afraid but I don’t want to be on something I might not need.

Thu, Nov 14 8:26am · Heart Problems, Cardiac Symptoms, But Test Results Normal in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I do need more answers from my doctor. I was told my heart is very healthy. No signs of disease etc. So why or how does this happen? And if I leave it will it only cause problems in the future?

Mon, Nov 11 4:30pm · Heart Problems, Cardiac Symptoms, But Test Results Normal in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I’m such a high anxiety person. These drugs scare me. The side effects look horrible. I did read that it could get worse over time. Why is it even happening at all?? I’d like to have an answer to that question. I guess it can’t be answered. When I wore the monitor it happened 3 times and I never felt a thing. I’m only 45 years old. Won’t it be dangerous to be on those meds for years?

Mon, Nov 11 4:27pm · Heart Problems, Cardiac Symptoms, But Test Results Normal in Heart Rhythm Conditions

It DID happen once while I was driving. It was very scary. I was able to pull over fast enough and I have never fully passed out.

Mon, Nov 11 1:27pm · Heart Problems, Cardiac Symptoms, But Test Results Normal in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had 3 episodes of what felt like breath being taken away in my chest and then thought I was going to pass out. It lasted about 10 seconds and all went away. These 3 episodes happened in a 7 week period. On a couple other occasions I felt my heart race and pound for about 6 beats. The dr had me wear a heart monitor for 30 days. I felt like nothing happened while I wore it but the dr told me they caught 3 different episodes of my heart racing to 110 for 6 beats. I then had a calcium score test. Came back at 0 and also a echocardiogram that showed a healthy heart. My dr wants me to take beta blockers. Is this even necessary? I don’t want to be on them but also don’t want those freaky episodes to keep happening.