I am a 49-year-old male. My height is 6'1", and my weight is 309 lbs. I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have had atrial fibrillation in the past, but that was related to alcohol withdrawal. I quit alcohol four years ago. I have also started to eat healthy, trying to exercise, and lead a healthy lifestyle. I have lost 9 lbs in the last two weeks. In the routine cardiac examination of the previous two months, I do not have atrial fibrillation. I have occasional palpitations. I have also had an ultrasound of my heart, and the findings were normal. I had an electrocardiogram that showed a left atrium issue that was related to sleep apnea. Almost two weeks ago, I had a follow-up with my cardiologist, I ended up seeing a nurse practitioner, and she prescribed me Metoprolol.
My problem is Metoprolol. This medication has collapsed my blood pressure. After two days of taking Metoprolol, I was admitted to the hospital with a blood pressure reading of 196/94 mmHg and a heart rate of 110 bpm. Now, I am dealing with severe panic attacks, bouts of depression, brain fog, lack of enthusiasm, confusion, stomach issues, insomnia, and nightmares. I am crying for no reason and feel like I am losing my mind.
Please advise on how to stop taking Metoprolol safely.