Originally Posted by las7715
I notice after a good work out (3-4mi run) or exercising for about an hour, my BP readings are significantly lower. I came home from work stressed out today and it was 154/92 and after working out it was 114/70. So I was wondering if anyone else had this occur? If I could only exercise everyday I might not need meds! Problem is, the #@$! Atenolol makes me too tired and unmotivated to run everyday.
Been there!!! I've been running for the past 3 years but have been on bp meds even longer! I recently switched from Atenolol to Lisinopril and now to Cozaar. I know what you mean about the Atenolol and exercise! Talk to your doctor about switching from a Beta Blocker (Atenolol) to an ACE Inhibitor (Lisinopril) or ARB (Cozaar). I can tell the difference now that I'm off the Atenolol!
Now, in my case when I was switched from Atenolol to Lisinopril, I developed a cough!! So bad that one night I hardly got any sleep at all!!! The coughing is a known side effect. I am now on Cozaar. The coughing went away after a few days. Now (on the Cozaar), I seem to have just a slight cough mainly in the evenings, or I may just be paranoid!!!
But I am enjoying not being on the Atenolol! If you are into fitness, talk to your doctor about switching drugs or better yet, see if diet/exercise alone might do the trick!