Q. I take metoprolol for blood pressure, and lately I have had trouble with cold hands and feet. I also have joint pain and shortness of breath. Am I right to suspect the drug?
A. Metoprolol is a beta blocker that might well be contributing to your discomfort. You can find more details about this medicine at www.peoplespharmacy.com. Never stop a beta blocker suddenly since that could trigger heart problems. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor.