Metoprolol withdrawals after 10+ years of use - emotional changes.

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My doctor suggested to me (34M) I should withdraw metoprolol 25mg extended release, because of other health issues I've got that I won't go into right now. It's been prescribed for slight inappriopriate sinus tachycardia, that my doctor reckons I don't need beta blockers for anymore. First week of withdrawals was as expected -- heart palpitations, increased BP, especially on movement. I did expect this and after a week it was gone and my mind felt much more fresh. My memory improved, I felt sharper, more awake, less fatigued. Felt like I've succeeded.

Unfortunately, after about a month of withdrawal I've started experiencing racing thoughts and intense emotions, ones I haven't felt almost ever. I became much more irritable, everything in my life in general feels much more intense. I've started rethinking my past relationship, one that ended 4 years ago that I came to peace with and suddenly I'm not in peace with anymore. I don't really have high heart rate anymore and my BP is fine, but for the first time in my life I feel like I'm imprisoned in my mind due to these racing thoughts and inability to focus and overthinking things. Has anyone experienced this? Could it be linked? I honestly feel like I'm bipolar, unable to control my emotions at times, which is very uncharacteristic for me. I do not engage in risky behaviour or anything like that though, but certainly I feel unstable emotionally compared to before and it's driving me a little crazy, because it's an uncomfortable feel. Wonder if the hormones could be causing this. Again, this isn't something I'm known for and I don't recognise myself, just wondering if this could be linked to the withdrawals, as the timing fits perfectly.

Thanks in advance!

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    im in WD from Atenolol and can defibiteky say that in a addition to many physical symptons, I also am aware of mood changes such as irritability, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. I know its part of this extremely miserable WD pricess that has been ongoing for a year now. I am not even off the med yet. 4 mg left to go

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