... taken metoprolol for 2-3 yrs and have vertigo-like side effects. light-headed, off balance, very unsure of balance, sometimes can hardly see object i'm looking at, also... just a blur. Uncontrolable rash and itchy spots... random, on arms, hands, legs, feet, face... very, very itchy... scratching draws blood & the itch is still there... ongoing & extremely uncomfortable... skin is tender everywhere on the body.
1 Jul 2012
Hi area53, welcome to the site, I was taking this medication for a while up until a few days ago when I had to stop it due to low blood pressure all of a sudden. The only thing that I found being on this medication was being lightheaded so I thought, until I stopped it and I still have the lightheaded feeling. So I don't think it was this medication now. It was a very good medication to take when my blood pressure and heart rate was going to high, but to be honest it sounds like you are having a reaction to this medication or another one that you are taking, with the symptoms you are talking about. But I am not a doctor and this is just an opinion, plus not knowing what other medications your on it is hard to say if this medication is solely the one medication causing your symptoms. you should talk to your doctor about what is going on with you, if you haven't already. So I hope you get more answers to your question soon, Liz.
1 Jul 2012
Helo area53, & welcome to the site. Liz is absolutely correct in saying it sounds like an allergic reaction. Please read the side effects in the link I am providing below. Contact your doctor imeediately, & unless you have really severe high blood pressure it would be my reccomendation you stop this med now. I am not a doctor, but have severe alleriges, & this can be your problem with this med. Please keep in mind that allergies to a med can be life threatening ... Mary
- Metoprolol Information for Consumers
- Metoprolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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