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Could you explain why I shouldn't stop taking Metoprolol for high blood pressure when I feel ok?

IT IS NOT. HOW YOU FEEL....its what your BLOOD PRESSURE is that counts...DO NOT STOP the medication High blood pressure can be CONTROLLED not usually CURED and blood pressure medication NEVER "CURES" high blood pressure! At 19 you might consult with your treating medical provider how an exercise program and conditioning might reduce your BP. Some people can use MEDITATION to reduce BP. Read more...

Could you explain why I should trust Metoprolol for high blood pressure? Are there any alternative medications that you would recommend?

Trust? Trust is a discussion that you should have w/your Family Doc. Metoprolol is one of several beta blockers approved to lower blood pressure & slow down heart rate but at risk of making you feel tired or preventing athletes from reaching peak performance. Other drug classes for hypertension include ACE inhibitors (and cousin ARB), calcium channel blockers & diuretics. Check out http://goo.gl/ck2jlj. Read more...

What other options are there for high blood pressure medication besides metoprolol and valum?

Many. First, valium is not a BP medicine. But it can improve blood pressure by relieving anxiety. I would not take it for bp. There are many classes and many members of each class of medication that can be used depending on the patient. Read more...
Many, many choices. Diuretics, ace inhibitors, arbs, calcium antagonists, vasodilators, and many more. Read more...

Can you explain why Metoprolol for high blood pressure is worth the side effects?

Co- morbidities. In a young,healthy and perhaps active 19 year old, beta blocker would not be my 1st choice antihypertensive. It can make one feel "held back" when exercising for eg. Having said that, if one also has palpitations, then good option. While ACC guide diuretic as first line, that too can be annoyance. An Ace inhibitor would be first choice after lifestyle changes failed. Medicine last resort. . Read more...