Metoprolol Withdrawal/ Heart Rate

Mickey Says:

My Dr. told me I can just quit the metoprolol, my heart rate sometimes dips into low 40's for a few seconds at night when sleeping. I was put on this years ago for Anxiety, not for any condition... I take 25 MG of the extended release, how much of a low dose is this and whats its affect on heart rate being a small dose, should I expect bad withdrawal issues?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Mickey! How are you doing?

It is normal for your heart rate to drop, when sleeping and this medication can also lower it, as a side effect, according to FDA reports. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and orthostatic hypotension.

That's the lowest dose available, most people start at 25mgs and titrate up, when treating heart conditions, or high blood pressure. There shouldn't be any severe issues, but your heart rate and blood pressure may become elevated, for awhile, you may also experience rebound anxiety. If they go too high, seek medical attention, but it is very rare for that too happen.

Are you on any other medications?

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Mickey Says:

Yes, i'm on Zoloft, Klonopin, and Ativan if i need it.

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Kris Says:

Hi Mickey, just wondering how you are doing since stopping the metoprolol. I have been off for 7 days. I thought I was doing well until yesterday. My anxiety has hit a all time high. How long did your withdrawl side effects last. I had a slow rapper for 2 1/2 weeks.

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