Im a 49 yr old female that posts here alot. Have had all the tests, have had PVCs and PACs for 17 years...Im always told they are benign and to try to ignore them. Been on Atenolol (for 15 years) then switched to Metoprolol when the Aten quit stopping the palpitations. Well..I havent felt "right" for a while now. Tired, always feel like I have a SLIGHT case of vertigo..not really dizzy..but...off.... I kept up with my workouts and every other crazy thing in my life. Went to the cardiac workout place on Wed of last week to workout, and I was telling the tecnician about how I had been feeling. She said, with the large dose of Metoprolol Im on (150 mg daily) I probably have low blood pressure, so she took it. WOW! The first time, it was 170/100.....she waited about 5 minutes, and it was 162/102!!!
I was shocked, Ive never had it that high! Ever!!!
She suggested I dont workout...I just sort of take it easy, and give my Dr a call. I did...and I saw my cardiologist on Fri of last week. He basically was a bit concerned, not overly...but he changed my meds alll around. Im still on the Metoprolol...just 100 mg daily now, and he added Vasotec..20 mg...and a strong diuretic..Lasix...40 mg. IT sure is strong...after I take it, Im in and out of the bathroom for about an hour or so straight!!!
Can anyone tell me about those two meds? Ive read about Enalapril( Vasotec) and I see its an ACE Inhibitor...Ive never been on that type of drug before...and my Dr did NOT tell me anything about my new meds....
like, side effects? I havent really noticed too much so far, and today is day 3 of taking the new stuff.
Im thinking of things I might like to take with that...how bout antacids? ( Alka seltzer, maalox, etc) or pain meds like Motrin, etc...I dont really take cold meds because it brings on palpitations...
but ANY info about these two new meds to me would be helpful.
ANyone ever had bloodpressure that high??? I went the next day after the high reading to our clinic at work, and it was 148/94....and then Friday at the DR it was 158/72!
Its all over the place. I asked him what would cause my BP to suddenly ( over the past 3 months) jump like that, and he said my body just got used to the Metoprolol, and it wasnt effective in my system any longer.