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Tested positive for lupus. On metoprolol 25mg for irregular heartbeat. Reason for swollen leg?

I am being referred to a rheumatologist due to positive blood tests for Lupus . I have been on Metoprolol 25mg since 2005 for irregular heart rate . If this is drug induced and I am off the Metoprolol how long will it be before I begin to fell present symptoms are ankle and leg swelling with arthritic and muscle pain. Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my abilities.

Lupus is a very serious illness and it affects multiple organs, it could very well be that it is affecting your kidneys right now and that is what is causing the swelling.
I recommend you see your doctor and tell him about this, so that he can run some tests and confirm the diagnosis and accordingly give you new medication.

I hope this answered your question.
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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