i felt the same way when i was on atenolol
(very similar drug, both are beta blockers). you can feel cold
, dizzy, and tired because it reduces the amount of blood your heart pumps. your body adjusts some to the side effects after a couple weeks. if you skip a dose or stop taking the medication suddenly, your heart can race, because your body adjusts to having the metoprolol
in your system. when the metoprolol is no longer there, your heart rate
and blood pressure increase. cutting the tablets into quarters and taking one in the morning and one at night may help, but ask your cardiologist before you do it. also, i know theyre little guys so cutting them into quarters might not work well.
anyway, if you really dont like beta blockers you could see if he'll switch you to another drug like an ace inhibitor
. dont just suddenly stop taking it or your problems can get worse. i didnt stay on atenolol very long bc i got too tired when i went jogging or swimming