Posted 8/30/2006 10:22 AM (GMT -7)
I've been taking a small dose (25 mg 2x day) of metoprolol for almost 2 years, since I was diagnosed with CAD and had a stent placed in my LAD in early 10/04. I had an EKG, plus a repeat nuclear stress test, a couple of weeks ago that was fine, and an angiogram in 11/05 (13 mos after the stent was placed) that showed my stent was "as clear as they day we placed it" and no progression of the 40 to 50% blockage in my RCA.
Occasionally, for the last several months, I've noticed these weird dizziness/lightheaded episodes. I was on Zoloft from 4/06 until about 10 days ago (stopped it myself in an effort to figure out what was causing lots of stomach problems). My stomach is much better, my anxiety is no worse (I was on Zoloft more for anxiety than depression), but I've been getting dizzy and lightheaded (mild to moderate) every morning, and sometimes at night, for the last several days. It is always BEFORE I take my dose of metoprolol.
I know metoprolol can cause dizziness and lightheadedness, but one would think it would be AFTER I take the med, not before? And that I would have developed the problem long ago???
My other meds are aspirin, Plavix, Lipitor, and Niaspan. I was placed on all of the them, except the Niaspan, at the same time as the metoprolol, and have been on the Niaspan for 10 months.
Anyone else experience a delayed reaction to metoprolol??
I've got an appt with my internist in 2 weeks, and will discuss this then, or call before the appt if it gets worse. But both he and my cardiologist are beginning to think I've become a hypochrondriac at age 55, and 1 1/2 years after my CAD diagnosis....don't want to be the girl who cried wolf too often. (I'm NOT convinced I'm imagining this stuff, or that it is due to anxiety...I know how I feel when I'm anxious, and this ain't it!!!)