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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 595 Questions
User :   Hi - I stopped taking a CCB 2 days ago with my doctors help and switched to metoprolol for the anxiety help. I don't like the way it makes me feel and regret doing it. Can I stop taking it now or do I need to do it over several days?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I
Doctor :   CCB , Can you expand it ?
User :   Calcium Channel Blocker
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You can immediately stop using metoprolol if you want to , no harmful affects , and it does not need gradual dose reduction.
Doctor :   But, I need to ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem to answer you better.
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
Doctor :   And are you a hypertensive ?
User :   Thank you. Everything I've read says to gradually stop but it's only been two days not months.
User :   Age 53
User :   Yes Hypertensive and BMI of 29. I will be losing weight.
Doctor :   Yes, you stopped a ca channel blocker two days back, so just dont need to wane for that.
Doctor :   29 is not excessive.
Doctor :   You need to just loose 4-5 points.
Doctor :   So may be roughly 10 kgs.which is very easy job.
User :   Thanks - pounds?
Doctor :   And how have you been regulating your Blood pressure since you have been a hypertensive and what are the drugs you have been on ?
Doctor :   Roughly 19-20 pounds may be, depends on your height.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed my question, or shall i elaborate on it ?
User :   I have taken CCB and Lipator. That's it. I try to walk everyday but Winter has been tough this year. My goal is to stopp all drugs and reduce weight and change diet.
User :   Height is 5'8"
Doctor :   That is great, you are just like my dad , who always is unrelenting on his physical fitness an diet and is trying to cut down his AHDrugs.
Doctor :   Please continue to do so.
Doctor :   Your ideal weight should be around 70kgs.
User :   Thanks for all your help - good will to you!
Doctor :   Thank you for consultng me.take care, bye for now.
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