Maybe you should check with your pharmacist to see what he would recommend. After reading all the side notes enclosed with that Toprol, I wouldn't stop it cold turkey either. I was on it for a couple of months and I felt awful because I have low blood pressure. The pills did nothing for the palps, and the docs wanted me to increase dosage, which I refused, because it was effecting my blood pressure too much and I could not function. Not only could I not function, but I was short of breath, and was having terrible nightmares when I was able to sleep!
As for me, I was finally taken off these pills, but I was in a hospital setting, and immediately began another beta blocker (which by the way, didn't work either).
I would imagine you would need to wean yourself off... Good Luck.
I AM A 49 YEAR OLD FEMALE I HAVE BEEN ON TOPROL FOR 5 YEARS 150 MG. A DAY AND I TAKE CARDIZEM LA 240 EVERYDAY. I AM HAVING CONCERNS ABOUT TAKING BOTH MEDICATIONS TOGETHER. I TOOK MY SELF OFF GEODON AND I FEEL MUCH BETTER. I DON'T SLEEP AT NIGHT AND I HAVE DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, I AM WONDERING IF THESE MEDICATIONS ARE CAUSING THIS. I WAS ON LUNESTA BUT THAT DID'NT WORK SO I STOPPED TAKING IT. I DO EXPERIENCE A LOT OF CHEST PAIN THE DOCTOR SAYS ITS ANGINA AND ANIETY ATTACKS. I DO HAVE A MASS ON MY HEART BUT NONE OF THE FOUR DOCTORS I WENT TO CAN AGREE ON WHAT IT IS A MASS OR A TUMOR. THIS IS NOT A WAY TO LIVE ON A BUNCH OF MEDICINE THAT CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS THAN YOU ALREADY HAD. IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVICE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS