jjbaker17 Posted August 10, 2011 Report Share Posted August 10, 2011 Hi all,Went to see my cardiologists today and they decided to wean my off the Mestinon since it is not helping that much, and put me on Toprol-XL 25 mg/ day and start me on Lexapro for anxiety in a few days. Any advice? This is my first beta blocker and I am a bit nervous. My blood pressure is normally not too high at all, 130/92 at my doctors appointment this morning, which is fairly average. The doctor said I could cut the tablet in half and take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night if that helps with my anxiety about starting. I asked what side effects I would most likely be getting since I'm so sensitive to all medications, but he says this is a very low dose and it should not be too bad and we will just monitor to see that my heart rate does not get too low, so I'm a little nervous and don't feel very informed about side efects. (I average a HR of about 95-110 resting)Does anyone have any experience with Toprol-XL or advice on starting?Any helpful hints would be appreciated!Thanks,Jen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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