problems from beta blockers?

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aeonminded
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   Posted 6/24/2012 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 29 year old male who was recently diagnosed with a 65% blockage in my lad artery in my heart. They prescribed me metoprolol succ er 25 mg to take once a day, I was on that for about 20 days then I started having symptoms like depression, and a suffocating feeling. A few days ago they switched me to a different beta blocker carvedilol 3.125mg again to take once a day, it has been 3 days and now I am having the same symptoms plus random heart flutters. I feel as though the depression is the worst part where as I have never felt this before starting all these beta blockers. It is the weekend now but the cardiologist told me to call her on monday if I dont feel better and she then said in that case beta blockers are not for me. Is it possible I am allergic or that beta blockers just dont work with my body? If so what are my options for other types of heart meds?

jdiane
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   Posted 6/24/2012 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I take metoprolol too but it doesn't do this to me, I'm taking it post op after a aortic valve replacement to keep my heart rate down as I heal (I'm 37, with congenital heart disease).

However, I have heard that before with metoprolol and have read some studies and nothing I have read so far says why people sometimes become depressed after starting a beta blocker. it's wierd, because often times beta blockers in fact help people with depression and/or anxiety problems.

I know my response is of little help, other than to say, I've read of many others having the same problem with the metoprolol. I hope you find something that works for you.

One suggestion... maybe try metoprolol without the ER (extended release).

aeonminded
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   Posted 6/25/2012 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the reply.
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