I’ve been taking Toprol XL (metoprolol 25mg twice a day) for the past several years to lower my heart rate. I don’t have high blood pressure or any serious heart problem, but my pulse has always been high and my cardiologist thought it was time to control the tachycardia. However, since I’ve been on it I have been fighting side effects. Most people don’t have any, but it mainly gave me anxiety, breathing problems, and random chest pains. In general, I would just feel crummy alot of the time.
Yesterday my doc finally agreed to switch me to something else, and so I started my first 5mg dose of Bystolic (nebivolol). It is supposed to be well tolerated with a better side-effect profile than Toprol, so I hope it works better for me!