well i have been under some stress and i had a couple of panic attacks nothing major went to the er for some abdominal pain and they did xrays and nothing was found they said i had muscular skeletal pain, ok so i go home and week later which was 3 days ago i mow my lawn and i notice my heartbeat is kinda high rate so i sit down drink water well i decide to go to er a few hours later they hook me up to ekg and run test everything is fine blood pressure good then all of the sudden my heart rate jumps to 140bpm and i kinda freak out the dr says i am fine that i am having a rapid heart rate from pvt and i will be fine gives me 5mg beta blocker and sends me home with metoprolol 50 mg and tells me to take once a day and that i do not have high blood pressure but i am scared i have not got high blood pressure and i am scared that because i do not have blood pressure monitor that my blood pressure will get to low and i am new so i wont notice and i can hurt myself , also it says not to stop taking this so that scares me because i do not have insurance and i do not know if i can get a dr before the prescription runs out and if that happens i am scared i will be having even more problems can someone help me i just dont want to take this medicine i feel like i just had a panic episode and i can deal with those my heart is fine blood tests ekg and fact that i dont have high blood pressure prove that i have only taken this 3 times and i want to stop but i need to know if i will be ok i dont like how i feel on this medicine. please help
First - you just need to calm down. You are worried about a thousand things that may never happen. They wouldn't have sent you home from the Emergency Room if you were going to die! Second, make a visit to Social Services to see if you qualify for low income insurance. If not, pay out of pocket for ONE visit to a primary care doctor. Or go to your county health department to see a doctor. They will give you an idea if this situation is serious, and what else needs to be done. No sense in worrying about things until you know for sure that you need to worry. Chances are you might need to be on one medication and see a doctor every six months. You can do that right? And you can buy a blood pressure testing kit at Walmart for $40 - so then you can be sure it isn't too high/low. Even without insurance you can go to a primary care doctor that often, right? And most likely they can give you some of the medication in free samples. Now please - no more worrying until you know there is something to worry about!! Regards - EJ23
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