Rate Response On since 10/18/18 and Metoprolol 12.5mg
Hi! So I was diagnosed w 3rd degree heart block, Dual chamber Pacemaker implanted 8/28/18...I was also prescribed 25mg metoprolol 10/01/18 for arrhythmias occasionally. on my 6/7 wk check up last wk I explained to my surgeon that I felt lethargic after simple things like walking up stairs or walking more within the day, also I’m waking up EVERY night @ 2am n not getting a full nights rest. He recommended only taking 12.5 mg per day...which I have done....lethargy has stopped, they also fine tuned my pacemaker and increased it to 130/60 But they have added Rate Response...which feels very uncomfortable. My BP is also up for have the day averaging 140/103 pulse 102 and I feel a heaviness n my chest now. The 25 mg metoprolol made me feel down/depressed also. I go tmrw for a check up but I feel the rate response isn’t for me..I don’t have a problem increasing my heart rate on exertion n feel that I need to have it turned off n have a different med for BP. I rarely experience the arrhythmias n need to just get my BP under control and I will b fine. This is frustrating I’m only 2 months in and understand I’ll need some fine tuning. My NP is talking about a possible calcium channel blocker rather than the beta blocker prescribed. I just want to feel like myself again!