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For those of you who had success with metoprolol relieving their symptoms of palpitations and eptopic beats or PSVT.. how long did it take for you to start seeing Improvement after beginning the medication.

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If I remember right it only took a couple of days to start working. It really calmed everything down. Fast forward a couple of weeks and it slowly started not to work anymore. Went to the doctor yesterday and told him that. He upped my dosage from 25mg to 50mg. He said the 25mg was a very low dose. We'll see how the 50mg works.

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Autumn822 in reply to john8295

Thank you for your reply that's what I'm afraid of they keep upping your dose till you can't get out of bed. :-(

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john8295 in reply to Autumn822

I would rather the doctor started me on the lowest dose possible and go up from there. I've never been a fan of medications UNTIL I needed one. :)

My AFIB journey began in 2006. The first Cardiologist gave me 100 mg. Three years later, another Cardiologist told me to increase to 200 mg. I was referred to EP, and I asked him if I could decrease the amount since my episodes were minimal, 2-3 per year. He agreed. I decreased to 25 mg., but increased to 50 mg for better control. I was having only 1-2 AFIB attacks per year until this year. After the Moderna vaccine, I have had 4 episodes to date. I take additional 50 mg of metoprolol at onset of AFIB and continue with another 50 mg every 6 hours. My AFIB returns to normal sinus rhythm before 200 mg.

How does that effect your BP? Just checked mine 10:45 pm....BP 97/70. pulse 51. Worried about mine getting too low. Tend to run in the 50s anyway before starting metroporal. Thisis my 3rd day on it.

I’m on a 37.5mg of Metoprolol (1- 25mg pill and another 25 cut in half) daily. It seems to help my AF. When I do go into AF, which is approx 2-3 times a year, I immediately pop another 25mg of Metoprolol along with a .5mg of Xanax and I’m feeling good in about and hour. Metoprolol has been very good to me and I have little to no side effects.

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Autumn822 in reply to BRHow

How long have you been on it? And do you take the extended release? My doctor is having me cut it in half I take the extended release. But interestingly I just seen a video that you're not supposed to cut the extended release version of metoprolol in half. Got to ask my doctor about this I go Tuesday!

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BRHow in reply to Autumn822

I have been on it for approx 5 years. I do take the extended release. My Dr. and Pharmacist are both friends of mine. They see no issue with cutting it in half.

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Autumn822 in reply to BRHow

Oh that is wonderful information you have shared with me it really makes me feel much better thank you!!!!!

It should work pretty much straight away - just a matter of getting the dose right. I know I couldn’t take it because I have low blood pressure so they changed me to Propranolol instead.

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I have been on it for 5 days now and about an hour ago I had an episode where my heart was just pounding and then it went into what felt like fluttering and out of rhythm so not sure this is going to work for me. And since it's lowering my blood pressure I don't know where we go from here I'm so discouraged and this is such a horrible thing to deal with. I wish I could describe better what it feels like when this happens like a fish out of water. I have mitral valve prolapse and I suspect that's the cause but I don't know. :-(

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I know the propranolol seems to have a LOT better reviews!!!

Propranolol is good as it helps with other things like anxiety - which often goes hand in hand with SVT and other arrhythmias…. From my experience the fluttering and the out of rhythm could be 2 different things. I know for me they were - I currently take Propranolol and Flecinaide. I’ve also had an ablation which helped quite a bit - but there is only so much they can do for me in that area - unfortunately it is meds for life for me!

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I know these bad episodes seem to happen mostly when I am lying down or bending over.I would like to have answers as to why this is happening as supposed to just being handed a medication without answers but not. Problem is the cardiologists seem to be overrun with patients right now many times you don't have time to get any answers . they are rushing from patient to patient.

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