I'm on this medicine and I am just tired a lot. I wasn't sure if this is a common side effect for many people. Thank you.
SVT Mommy: yes, tiredness is a very common side effect of this medication. PNC
Yes it's a very common side effect. Some people said they get used to it and that the tiredness decrease overtime, but in my case I find as tired as the first day I start taking it.
What is your dose? Low dose cause less tiredness usually.
When I start taking the metoprolol, I was only at a small 25 mg dose daily, I had more energy for sure. My dose was increase to 25 mg x 3 a day so a total of 75 mg day and yes I feel very tired all the time, it's very hard to push myself to do something physical in fact, and even mentally it's very hard. Exercise is almost impossible for me on that med but well I need to take it, if not, my heart is racing all the time.
I hope you will not feel tired for a long time and get used to this side effect.
SVT; Did you just start this medication anyway you have 2 correct answers but for many people these side effect go away in a short time if they do not contact your doctor and find something else. Have a good day.
I take this medication, and it doesn't seem to have any side effects. I agree with Chuck, give it a few days, and if it does not subside, talk to your doctor. Good luck, and let us know. StarGlitter
I have been Metoprolol for years, plus Warfarin. I have days when I don't feel like doing anything. Eat healthy, take a good vitamin and also add Super B's and B12. I'm retired so I can take it easy. Good Luck.
SVT; Don't give up are you seeing a heart doctor, Or just a GP if that is the case you might want to see a heart doctor they know more about the medications and problems that may give you better results. Or at least something that does not make you so tired. Have a good weekend
I am a cardiologist my sub-speciality is electrophysiology, what was the diagnosis of your condition? Tachycardia can be due to many causes and an alternative can be found.
After two months on Metoprolol, I began experiencing severe fatigue and depression. Very debilitating. I was only taking 12.5 mg’s once per day!!
Hypersensitive to it to say the least.
My Doctor directed me to stop it abruptly because it was such a small dosage.
However, I stopped taking it Thursday morning ( Thursday morning was the last time I took 12.5 mg’s)
Friday night I experienced frightening nightmares.
This morning very scary and uncomfortable adrenaline released as it suddenly hit me that this Beta-blocker also has been blocking my adrenaline/epinephrine. So, with out taking it for 48 hours, a torrent of adrenaline hit me. Yep, full blown panic attack stuff, only I didn’t panic but sat on the couch suffering. I’m talking... INTENSE. To assuage the fear, pain, and difficulty, I took my blood pressure every 15-20 minutes for two hours.
It constantly stayed at around 137/74 with my heart rate steadily at 57-62 beats per minute. Amazing.
After the adrenaline rush subsided an hour later, you know what followed... Yep, a huge fatigue and depression episode lasting another 4 hours. I ate to medicate the pain. Guess this is how people gain so much weight on this drug. I just kept turning all over to Jesus and hung on.
(I was on this drug due to a stent placement in my right artery on May 27th, 2020). Heart is very healthy, just a clogged artery at 72 years old.
- Metoprolol Information for Consumers
- Metoprolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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