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Can I Stop Betablockers Is Cardiologist Says So
Cardiologist says no heart disease or restrictions, but I have vagal afib. Wants to switch my Flecanide to Dysopyramide. What is your opinion? Thanks
Afib: There are various antiarrythmics for the treatment of afib and dysopramide is one of them and these medications may be used to prevent, stop or lower the ventricular response to afib. Anticoagulants May also be prescribed except in very low risk patients. I recommend that you follow your cardiologist's advice as he/she knows all your findings. ...Read more
Hi doc. Is it safe to stop taking proprananol for anxiety right away without weening from it? I saw a cardiologist and said my heart beat was too slow
Depends upon: how much you are using. It always better to come off gradually. Your "common sense" should be your guide. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My dr. prescribed Propranolol as needed. I know it slows your heart rate and an ADR is heart failure. Should I be worried about taking it?
I was diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia. If i don't take the beta blockers, my rhr stays 140+; would it do damage to not take them?
If my cardiologist thinks I worry too much about Sinus tachycardia at night and heart health is excellent then why
Do I need to take Betablockers ?
Can i stop nadolol 10mg bid abruptly i believe its causing my sob but drwont listen and tells me to continue i take it for high hr chest xray/ct clean?
Is sinus tachycardia and pvcs dangerous? Echo/holter/blood/thyroid tests were ok. Dr wanted to give beta blocker but i don't want to take medication.
Yes it can be danger: At age of 23 this rhythm problem could be dangerous and have to have an underlying cause.There may be irritability of the myocardium to cause pvcs and tachycardia you need to follow the treatment adviced by your doctors to take beta blockers and need to follow up for your rhythm.Also cut down on coffee and do not take any over the counter meds without consulting your doctors, as that can cause it. ...Read more
Just prescribed propranolol hct 10mg. Have asthma and am afraid to take it. Doc says it will stop my tremors caused by hyperthyroidism. Should I take?
Propranolol: most asthmatics can take low dose beta blockers. When you are concerned about what your Dr. Prescribes, discuss it with the Dr., the Dr. Won't bite. Mention your concerns and get an explanation. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had a fib and was cardioverted and on rythmol (propafenone). family doctor gave me azithromycin. is it ok to take together?
Good question!: Thank you for being alert and asking this question! You should NOT take these 2 drugs together because of the risk of QT prolongation which can lead to Torsades de pointes tachycardia, a dangerous rhythm disturbance. Call your doctor and ask to be switched to a different antibiotic. Do not take the Azithromycin. ...Read more
Worried i will get a heart attack while smoking cannabis. My heart is fine but i take metoprolol for tachycardia. What would it take for heart attack?
Dont Self medicate!: I presume if your holter was normal your metoprolol is to reduce frequency of panic attacks? Your anxiety is not being treated properly and my concern is that you are "self medicating" for your underlying condition. ( anxiety) Also cannabis can trigger anxiety, paranoia and psychosis! Please seek mental health help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take another beta blocker? I took 200mg but my heart rate is 120 not a good feeling call Dr and said I have to talk to my dr
CAUTION!: You are on multiple medications and are being treated for orthostatic hypotension. Taking an extra dose of beta blocker can be dangerous as it interacts with your other medications and may cause serious cardiac problems. If you are unable to reach your physician, and still feeling unwell you should go to the emergency room with your medication. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Hi I take propranolol for anxiety but I understand this slows my heart rate down , I want to join the gym but would taking propranolol be dangerous ?
No: generally no. your maximum heart rate may be slower but being on propranolol should not pose a serious risk. certainly worth discussing with the MD that prescribed the propranolol but it really shouldn't be dangerous. that said, i don't believe propranolol is all that effective for anxiety. if its helping then great but if not there are more effective anxiety meds: SSRIs. ...Read more
My cardiologist wants me to take low dose of digoxin but I don't have heart failure or afib why does he want me to try it?
Taking tambocor (flecainide) & ivabradine for 2 years.Is it ok stop both suddenly. I want a baby but doctor refusing to stop or change my meds.
Only: A doctor who knows you and your history on person can tell you if you can start or stop medicines; online recommendations likely won't be helpful. ...Read more
What do you recommend if i take inderal (propranolol) and its not working. Nothing does. I've been on so many dif. Heart meds. My heart rate is normaly 130. Can i die quick from this?
My hr goes down to 45 while resting but i need to take beta for my eat. Doc says it ok to take the beta but I am afraid of scape ryhtms, what is that?
Take it: Hr in 40s is common in patients with beta blockers. You should take it if the doctor ordered. You should not take your pulse unless you become dizzy or feel like you are blacking out. Nothing wrong either in getting a second opinion about you really needing the medication. ...Read more
Why is concor 5 prescribed? I was given it after I went with heart palpatations. Is the fast heartbeat due to high BP? I have anxiety issues ?
Rx for hi BP, etc: This medication is used for a variety of heart problems as well as High BP. The fast heartbeat is related to heart rate, pulse - not exactly the same as pressure - but do ask the doctor for a full explanation in words you'll understand. Your druggist may be able to explain some too. ...Read more
Cardiologist diagnosis premature atrial contraction and said it was really benign. Can i still exercise and is it dangerous? I also have anxiety.
Tachycardia only an hour after sleep. EP said it is reentry tach or POTS. I am wondering if it is my adrenals. What labs do I need to ask for? Thanks
Take meds for panic/anxiety, my heart has this pressure and hurts, fast beating all the time. seen a cardiologist said heart is ok. What can I do next?
Stress: If a cardiologist has found no evidence of cardiovascular problems and your symptoms are related to anxiety and stress,avoid alcohol and caffeine and consult your personal physician for stress management therapy and,if needed,mild antianxiety medication adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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