I had a really bad reaction to Toprol as well. But it is very important to not just take yourself off meds without a doctor's help or advice. You can get very bad rebound effects. They switched me to Carvedilol (Coreg) for a while, before taking me off that as well. But I did not have high blood pressure, which can be dangerous if untreated. I had much less side effects on that Beta Blocker (the Coreg), but it's still a beta blocker. And even so, it might not be the best one for you. I think toprol, of all the betas probably has the most side effects. Keep pushing your docs, there are other beta blockers with less side effects.
thank you for repsonding so quick. I belive your totaly right! about Toprol xl being the one beta blocker with more side effects , than others have. I will ask about Coreg (carvedilol )
as I never have tryed that one before. might work ? worth a shot ! im very aware of h.b.p and not being on something to keep it down. its just very hard to find a hmo or even ppo doctor that will work with me. and switch meds. I am at a loss to figure why they put me on this medication toprol xl , as from what I read, its used most for people with heart failure ? I dont have heart failure and last tests show I dont ? maybe its money
bonus pay they get ?? hate to think that but can happen!! sure wracks my brain !!
thanks again for the reply back nomoe