Lightheadedness when standing up

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Hello there, I started taking metoprolol succinate er 25 mg about a year ago. Since then I've dealt when lightheadedness when standing up quickly. However lately it's gotten worse, been having them 2 or 3 maybe 4 episodes a day now. Last seconds but very annoying and my bp has started to rise to 140-150/79 or so. Maybe the medication isn't working anymore? Any advice?

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    Best discussed with your doctor.  Systolic is a little high, especially considering the diastolic still looks OK.  Meanwhile … don't stand up quickly!

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     I also take metoprolol and lightheadedness is definitely a side effect. Try standing up slowly and see if that helps. Keep a log by taking your blood pressure every morning and night for a week. If your numbers are still high, take that log to your doctor and be sure to tell  him about any side effects you’re having.
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    Hi Brennan54...I agree with what brown45840 wrote. I think what you're experiencing is orthostatic hypotension, or hypertension. It happens when we get up too quickly, but it subsides quickly as well. Beta blockers certainly can cause this. One must remember, that beta blockers slow the heart rate. You are experiencing the lightheadedness 2,3, or 4 times each day. Is this just when you go from sitting to standing, or are you experiencing this at other times. For sure, it's best to consult with your doctor. In the meantime, try to be conscious of when you go to stand up...stand up slowly. Be sure to tell your Dr. also that your bp has started to rise. Please let us know how you get on with this. 

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    we have the same side effects "lightheadness" and i can't work normally because of it. so i talked to my doctor about it and he change to nebivolol 2.5 mg.

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