After 10 years of using lisinopril, I had an allergic reaction where my tongue swelled and almost cut off my wind pipe. Although I was on it for over 10 years with great results, I was taken off of it and put on dozens of other medications, none that worked as well, but my doctor feels that breathing is a necessary bodily function. I used Metoprolol when I was on lisinopril, but now I am on Labetalol and spiro something or other. And my blood pressure fluctuates a lot.
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Fitness Minutes: (29,420) Posts: 6,763 2/20/14 11:04 A
I have been on it for nearly 4 years and haven't had any problems as of yet. My BP was extremely high to begin with so I am on a low dose. Definitely talk with your doctor. I hope you can get it figured out!
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current weight: 342.2
Fitness Minutes: (3,966) Posts: 23 2/16/14 11:15 P
My doctor says I'm on the low end of high blood pressure - almost borderline. So I'm on a pretty low dose of Metoprolol. I don't do any RIGOROUS exercise. I walk/jog about 3 miles a day or walk on the elliptical machine. I've never experienced anything like what you've described. I agree that you should ask your doctor about it. Now my doctor did warn me that lightheadedness was a possible side effect for the drug. But I haven't had it yet. Good luck!
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current weight: 180.4
Fitness Minutes: (138,404) Posts: 8,579 2/15/14 7:08 P
DH takes metoprolol but for his heart arythmia. He is such a sickee and takes so many meds I don't know that any of them are worse than the other. He takes metoprolol, ramipril, pradax, clonazapam, rabeprozole, and some eye ointment for sore eyes he has right now.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,282) Posts: 4,150 2/15/14 6:24 P
I'm taking half the lowest dose and it still seems like too much. My blood pressure/heart rate is too low to be effective when exercising. Today when I was doing squats I started feeling dizzy and had to stop. I was worried that my bp was high, but no it was actually 100/68. No wonder my head was swimming, I wasn't getting enough oxygen for what I was asking it to do. Does anyone else feel dizzy when exercising with beta blockers?
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