BetA bLOCKER wITHDRAWAL

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Looking for someone who has experienced beta blocker withdrawal. Was on Metoporol 50mg for 30 years, taken off by a cardiologist cold turkey, been suffering for last 7 months with severe symptoms. Five visits to E.R. numerous doc visits and no one can figure out what's wrong. They ignore me when I mention BB withdrawal. Help???

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    Hi Kent,

    30 years wow, unbelievable how doctors just leave you on tablets for years and years.

    My hubby was on bisoprolol for only 2 months, he was so ill with the side effects, it still took a few weeks to leave the system, the GP said it could take 3 months. After 30 years it will take a longer time for withdrawal from your body and for your body to find a new normal as it is not used to living without this drug. It will not be pleasant but you will need to go through the withdrawal. Loads of good luck for this journey you are going through.

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      Thanks for reply Jenn. What I failed to mention in my first post is that at my request they put me back on metoporol after the first 4 months of being off, thinking that was the problem. So now my body is really confused having to "re-adjust" back to having it in my system. Lorazepam is helping with side effects but still a nightmare each and every day.

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    Like the different experiences here and on this site. I have been on Bisoprolol for 2 years! It has been awful the side effects are a nightmare literally. I hardly sleep, I feel sick with aniety (Never before have I had anxiety) i wake up after an hour and cannot get back to sleep, adrenaline rush, among other things. This medication is a nightmare.

    I have no weened off it yrt but I am in talks with the cardiologist to try Nebilet instead.

    These drugs you should never come off cold turkey.

    What are you withdrawal symptoms?

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      I don't know how you could stand to be on this medicine so long. I decided if my life had to be like it was life wouldn't be worth living. I had to litterly argue with my cardiologist to get off.

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    I have had severe bouts with anxiety, which never had before this, blood pressure spiking, chills/tremors, insomnia, cold sweats, severe muscle cramping in chest and abdomen, many palpitations/fluttering in heart area etc. I've read it may take my body up to a year to adjust back to normal. I'm 7 months in already.

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    The four medicines the doctors have had me on for high blood pressure was bipoporol, metropoporol, lopoporol and olmesartan. All of which lowered the blood pressure but made life unlivable. About 21/2 months ago was diagnosed with pericarditis, have been on Prednisone and colchicine since, hopefully in time this will go away and not end up being chronic. Before all the trials with these medications Life was great. Blood pressure was a little high but felt terrific. Boy can life turn around!

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    The four medicines the doctors have had me on for high blood pressure was bipoporol, metropoporol, lopoporol and olmesartan. All of which lowered the blood pressure but made life unlivable. About 21/2 months ago was diagnosed with pericarditis, have been on Prednisone and colchicine since, hopefully in time this will go away and not end up being chronic. Before all the trials with these medications Life was great. Blood pressure was a little high but felt terrific. Boy can life turn around!

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