Would Metoprolol help my blood pressure?
Cardiologist keeps wanting to put me on Bp medication because when I visit their office it is always high over 140/90. However when I take my bp at home using a bp machine that takes 3 readings and then avg them to give me a reading and/or single readings it isn't perfect but it is not very high. Here are my current readings...111/68 hr 56..128/67 hr 57...132/77 hr 60... 123/73 hr 63.... 128/69 hr 63...130/71 hr 73.. 110/70 hr 58.. 122/71 hr 62...133/74 hr 62 ...130/71 hr 62...128/72 hr 65....135/73 hr 66 (Readings were taken from 7-27 to 8-19)
I suffer for over 8 years of having chest pain in which all the heart studies know to women have been done. I had in the past 5 years, holters, two caths, lots of EKG showing low R progression with no changes, ct calcium score with zero score, two thallium stress test, and several echo stress test with one as recent as last month. All normal except for BP at the drs office. I am overweight (gone from197 to 185) and still going to work on this (on no to low salt and low carbs) and menopause female. My cholesterol was good one month and a month later I was at 222 total with HDL 52 trig 66 and LDL 143. i still have numerous strong beats (PVCS) occasional flip flops, but the cardiologist are not alarm. I had sleep studies also negative. MRI of my brain normal. Had a a scan of my arteries of my neck negative. Bone scan normal but still I complaint. My question is how will 25 mg of metoprolol (tropol xl) affect my pressure at home and will my heart rate which tends to get lower 60 bpm cause me more trouble than my bp?