I have pre-hypertension and anxiety, I am scared to take the medicine that was prescribed to me?
- 1 Oct 2015 by MattShows
- 7 October 2015
- high blood pressure, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, hypertension, medicine, prescription, blood pressure, male, blood, pressure
My blood pressure, I was told, is only a little over. It never goes down though. It's always at pre-hypertension and it randomly showed up. I am 18 years old, male and was told high blood pressure runs in the family.
The medicine I was given was Metoprolol Succ. ER 50 MG, once a day along with Amitriptyline HCL 25 MG, once before I go to bed. I will be taking it for a year says the bottles.
Can Metoprolol do things like completely stop my heart?
Metoprolol is to lower your blood pressure. It won't stop your heart from beating.
MattShows; NO this well not stop your heart and the bottle saying a year is when you run out of refills you could very well be taking this for life being that this runs in your family. They just don't give out blood pressure medicine for no reason. Yours is already elevated. You just have to take a pill a day or whatever the doctor says and have your blood pressure checked as often as they tell you it is nothing to worry about. Blood Pressure being high is very bad but this medication well control it so you don't have problems. Remember blood pressure you can't even tell it is high most the time that is why it is called the silent killer people run around with high blood pressure not being controlled by medication.And this is a very safe blood pressure medication you don't have to worry about. Sometimes you may notice a few side effects but they go away with continued use. If they don't you check back with the doctor.
Your a lucky young man to have a doctor that has found this early before any heart damage.Have some trust in your doctor and follow his or her directions.You well be fine.have a good day.
Mattshows; Hope your feeling better about taking your blood pressure medication now. Remember unless you see the doctor regular make sure you have your blood pressure checked this well not be just a year thing as you said. Do not run out and make sure you take it as prescribed. And by the way, the Amitriptyline is taken at bedtime to help you get sleep and help with anxiety and depression. You well be just fine.
The metoprolol is also use to control fast heart rate, arrhythmia and to lower blood pressure. It's a very safe med and I take 75 mg day of it. I'm on that med for fast heart rate and pre-hypertension cause by anxiety. It can make you drowsy, tired, it can also decrease your exercise tolerance and disturb your sleep. The Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old antidepressant med who is now RX for various conditions like prevention of migraine, reduction of pain, sleep problems, it will help you to sleep and 25 mg is a low dose and at this dose it's not use for depression.
Yes the metoprolol can reduce your heart rate but 50 mg is a very low dose too and it will not reduce it that much so your heart will not stop. Metoprolol dose can be as high as 450 mg day so it's a very safe med.
Maybe just check sometimes your blood pressure at home with a blood pressure machine that you can buy for home use. You will see if the metoprolol help to lower your blood pressure. And no it can't stop your heart, only reduce a little bit your heart rate but never stop the heart. Don't forget that it's a very low dose and that some people need more than 400 mg day and their heart don't stop.
If your heart rate is not a problem and only your blood pressure is elevated, maybe another kind of lowering blood pressure med can be prescribe if the metoprolol don't work? Beta blockers like Metoprolol are use more often on people with high blood pressure and fast heart rate.
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