At my last cardiologist appointment, I told her about painful cramping in my back, and she doubled my potassium to 20 MEQ 2 X a day. At the same time, she cut my Lisinopril in half, and switched me from 50 mg Coreg, to 100 mg Metoprolol.
Her reasoning was that my BP was getting low, so I understand the halving of the Lisinopril, but within a week of me switching to the Metoprolol from the Coreg, I started having heart fluttering, and it is getting worse.
I used to be on 100 mg Coreg back when I was 330, and I felt great, and worked a job. They dropped that to 50, and I started having back cramping. I am not sure if the answer is to go back to 100 mg Coreg, but at this point, even back on the 50 of Coreg, if it would stop this fluttering, would be preferable.
I am not sure if doubling the potassium is a problem, but they recently tested it, and it is normal, so I doubt that, so it is either a medicine issue, or just a huge coincidence, which I don't really believe in. I have A-fib, so it isn't impossible, but having it off an on for half the day , day after day is horrible, and it started after the medicine was switched.
I see her again on Wednesday, and plan to run it by the cardiologist, and convince her to switch me back, but has anyone else had an issue with something like this, or specifically switching Coreg to Metoprolol?
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4