Getting off of Toprol XL
Well, tomorrow I am off to see my EP but not for a pacer check. I am going in to see about getting off of my beta-blocker. I've been on Toprol XL 50mg daily for about 4 or 5 years now. My old cardio prescribed it for me when he didn't know what else to do for me but drug me for my condition. (For those of you familiar with my story or even not I'll just say that I was diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope and severe bradycardia.) I can honestly say that I never noticed a helpful difference being on Toprol and know that my pm is what relieved all my symptoms. I don't know if my new EP (I moved states, almost died, and had the pm put in via emergency surgery) kept me on the Toprol because he actually thought it was a good idea or if he just kept me on it because I was already on it.
I need some answers. I'm a bit nervous because everything has been going so well since the surgery that I don't want to risk changing something and have it all go down hill. I want to try going of the Toprol, though, and know I can always go back on it. I just hate taking meds if I don't have to and I still think it makes me a bit sluggish and it defintiely keeps my toes and fingers cold! I also know it is a class C drug and shouldn't be taking while pregnant--my husband and I want to start our family soon. SO...
I guess I'm just looking for some encouragement. I just don't want to go in tomorrow and have my doc laugh at me for coming in about this (even though I know he won't because he's great at not at all like that). Why do we get so nervous to get answers from our docs sometimes?! If anyone else has been on a beta-blocker and asked to go off it, can you lend some encouragement or questions I should ask? I'm pretty prepared as I've done 'research' for months.
Thanks for listening.