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Hi there...

I was put on Toprol XL... started on 50 then moved to 100 when the 50 was not getting the results needed... at 100 it seemed to get even worse, so I was weaned back off and later put on Verapamil 240(a calcuim channel blocker) along with my regular Diovan HCT (160 mg diovan with 25 mg HCTZ).

While nothing seems to stop 'break through' extremely high BP or tachycardia it does seem to be working for the most part. (The break through parts are caused by sudden releases of adrenaline due to another condition)

Not all medications work for all people... everyone has different body chemistry... so it may take a bit of trail and error to get the medications that work best for you.

One thing I see as a possible problem is the constant barrage of advertisements for new drugs on the market... BP meds mixed with cholesterol meds, new combinations of key chemicals, whole new classes of drugs formerly used for other conditions. It is all to easy for us to watch those ads like children peering through a candy store window... the people on TV taking them seem to get instant face lifts and free vacations to tropical islands that are a constant 72 degrees with zero humidity and no children plotting destruction in another room. A month later the lawyers are having their commercials asking if you took the drug, and if you did and had sudden death to call them, you could sue... (my father keeps saying that he is going to call one of those numbers sometime and say "yeah, I am one of them people that got that there sudden death from that pill and I wanna sue") So, while at the same time we want the new miracle drug we are afraid to ask for it because of those 'side effects'.
[QUOTE=penybobeny;3136821]Hi there...

I was put on Toprol XL... started on 50 then moved to 100 when the 50 was not getting the results needed... at 100 it seemed to get even worse, so I was weaned back off and later put on Verapamil 240(a calcuim channel blocker) along with my regular Diovan HCT (160 mg diovan with 25 mg HCTZ).

While nothing seems to stop 'break through' extremely high BP or tachycardia it does seem to be working for the most part. (The break through parts are caused by sudden releases of adrenaline due to another condition)

Not all medications work for all people... everyone has different body chemistry... so it may take a bit of trail and error to get the medications that work best for you.

One thing I see as a possible problem is the constant barrage of advertisements for new drugs on the market... BP meds mixed with cholesterol meds, new combinations of key chemicals, whole new classes of drugs formerly used for other conditions. It is all to easy for us to watch those ads like children peering through a candy store window... the people on TV taking them seem to get instant face lifts and free vacations to tropical islands that are a constant 72 degrees with zero humidity and no children plotting destruction in another room. A month later the lawyers are having their commercials asking if you took the drug, and if you did and had sudden death to call them, you could sue... (my father keeps saying that he is going to call one of those numbers sometime and say "yeah, I am one of them people that got that there sudden death from that pill and I wanna sue") So, while at the same time we want the new miracle drug we are afraid to ask for it because of those 'side effects'.
Just wanted to let you know.I was along time ago on all those beata blockers
and ect ect.they seem to make my heart rate go up also.it would slow down but after it speeds up.You might have a another problem that takes arryimma
type meds.
I posted last week about my bad side effects with Diovan and that I had been changed to Toprol XL and Benicar ( to stop the extreme tachycardia caused by the ARBS.)
Well I am up to 30mg. of Benicar with 200mg of ToprolXL. Before I take this medication my BP after coming in from tennis (3 hrs of it) is 150/80.
Every day within 3 hrs. of taking this medication my BP is up to 180/100.
I have never had antihypertensives actually raise Blood Pressure. Has anyone else out there experienced this?
Before all this changing of medication I was on Cardura/Clonidine for 10 years.
I cannot now tolerate the Toprol and the benicar and I have to keep taking intermitant Clonidine to bring my BP down. I have been on the phone to the MD about this everyday.
Has anyone had similiar problems here. All this just is doing nothing and making things worse and the Toprol has me nauseous, to boot.
Thanks,
Karen