... elevated 158/88. This is abnormal for me my blood pressure it usually on the low side of normal, 100/60. Doctor didn't have any explanation for heart palpitations just seemed to not listen when I said blood pressure it normally low. I'm very reluctant to start this medicine. I also saw at least 3 medications that I take in the high category for drug interactions. Should I seek a second opinion prior to starting this medicine?
If it will make you more comfortable to get a second opinion then do so, me I would talk to a pharmacist and if you do make sure that you mention all the medications that you take and if the pharmacist mentions the interaction then seek a second opinion from another doctor or talk to the one who ordered it and ask for their reasoning. Metoprolol is usally indicated to stabilize the heart and it does a good job of it, it also will lower your BP a little. And as for your high BP, there can be numbers of reasons that it was high, 158/88 is high but not alarming high. I have 3 cardiology doctor's and I always question them, they seem to enjoy explaining there reasoning. I have a couple of times disagreed with them and done the research and had to go back and agree with them. Hope this helps
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