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Wed, Jul 22 10:21am · Metoprolol and Flecainide for A-fib causing anxiety in Heart Rhythm Conditions

The drugs we are discussing are Cymbalta and buspirone. Anyone heard of those drugs?

Wed, Jul 22 10:19am · Metoprolol and Flecainide for A-fib causing anxiety in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I am trying now to work with my primary care physician and the physician assistant in cardiology. They have come up with two medications which I will look up and let you know what they are. I am totally against adding medication to counteract another medication side effects. I am more for switching the meds than adding meds. Thus, the reason for this post. I have been told by the doctor that these meds don’t cause anxiety so I want to hear from others who have actually taken the meds if they have experienced this before I start adding meds. I remember reading from this site that anxiety was experienced with only 25mg of metoprolol and I am on 100mg per day. I also have not had anyone say they have been on Flecainide, which I am also interested in.

Tue, Jul 21 7:31pm · Metoprolol and Flecainide for A-fib causing anxiety in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I have been on these meds for about 2 years. I have SVT’s and atrial fib. I started with just the metoprolol but it wasn’t enough so he added Flecainide. I am also on Eliquis. I haven’t felt like myself since I started the meds. I can’t put a finger on it. I was on Venlafaxine before the heart issues for many years. I had no problems with it. My cardiologist did not want me on that particular drug while on a blood thinner. So I had to taper the meds and get off of it. It was horrible getting off. I never want to do it again. Pharmacist told me my withdrawal was common with that drug. So I did well off of it. Then, a few months ago , the anxiety came back but it’s weird. I am the worst when I wake up and get very hot. After I am up for awhile, I feel better but am still anxious. I have seen on this site where others have mentioned hating the side effects for Metoprolol and specifically mentioned anxiety, especially when getting off of the drug. It was a while back and I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it. Now, I am very curious about the anxiety and wonder if others have experienced it and how it was handled.

Tue, Jul 21 10:09am · Metoprolol and Flecainide for A-fib causing anxiety in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I am taking 100mg of metoprolol and Flecainide for afib. Has anyone had any problems with anxiety on these meds?

Sat, May 16 7:35pm · Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): How can I manage it? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I,too, have been on Metoprolol for about 2 years. I take 50 mg twice a day. I am very interested in learning about this drug too. I have read many comments on here about getting off of the drug and how difficult it is. Can someone explain why you have to wean off of it and what is the withdrawal?

Wed, Feb 19 7:12pm · Having First Ablation: What to Expect in Heart Rhythm Conditions

What problems did you have with the medications?

Thu, Feb 6 4:22pm · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

What kind of side effects did you experience?