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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 11/29/2007 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have taken Metoprolol for blood pressure,, The doc started me on 12.5 for like two weeks and then up me to 25 md for like a week, then he had be go to 50md.. I have been in hell for two weeks, that is how long I have been on the 50 mg. I have had tiredness out of this world.. I felt like I was dying,, I had these spells like my life was being sucked out of me.. I cried all the time. It was so bad... Well he is weening me off of them,, I started taken 25mg three days ago. I have been so bad that i ask if I could half that starting today,, which i did.. So I am going to do that for like four or five days,then start to go every other day, for a few days, then he said I can quit taking it.
My thing I woke up at five this morning and my eyes was red and irritated... Well tonight, they are black underneath and feel heavy... I have never done this before,,
I am needing to know If this has to do with the beta blockers..
I have anxiety so bad, and I have had panic attacks over my eyes..
I have just bee so bad feeling.. I cant wait until I get this stupid drug out of my system.. I just hope they haven't done any damage to my heart or anything..

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1950
   Posted 11/30/2007 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are feeling so bad and anxious, something may be really wrong. Usually darkness under the eyes is a sign of kidney problems. Sometimes when ammonia and other toxins in your body get high you can feel really really panicked and bad. The only way to figure out if something like this is happening to you is to go into the urgent care with a lab or er or your doc and get labs done. I say er because if you are having a reaction to your med, you may need prompt treatment and if you feel so bad, you may need your labs done and processed right away. Do you have liver problems? Are you urinating enough and properly and drinking enough bottled water (tap water can be too high in ammonia and other toxins due to changes in water standards) to flush things through your kidneys? Drinking a large glass of milk which contains lactic acid flushes many drugs from your system pretty quickly. None of this is a substitute to getting to the doctor promptly. Do you have diabetes? Can you get your bp and blood sugar tested? These things can make you panic. You seem to be saying you are having a bad reaction to the medciation you are taking possibly. You may be allergic and have not developed hives yet. I would go in asap and get stuff tested. I'm sure there are other things they can put you on. Also, do you have asthma/COPD? Could be an attack and you could need to use your inhaler or whatever you are given if you have this problem.

I have many medication allergies and many of them have started out with severe panic, because my liver just can't clear the meds so I'm like overdosing on them. I think it is really important to get in to the doctor right away. Please let me know what the doc says. And if it is a panic attack, you need to get that under control given you have other health issues anyway.
Love, Marji
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