Maybe not out of breath, but just where it's too much trouble to do anything. Just a heavy feeling. I have had every test on my heart and blood tests and they can't find anything. I sometimes wonder if the meds I am on are too much, but my doctor wont lower it.
Not on a beta blocker. Just HCTZ 12.5 mg and Azor 5/40 which is 2 drugs mixed Norvasc and Benicar.
Just something as simple as lifting my arms up I feel breathless, but not really. But I feel my muscles ache a little. Seems like with small activity I feel my heart pounding and racing. It's odd. I know there is nothing wrong with my heart, I am not overweight or out of shape. Just can't figure it out.
Not sure how long you've been on the HCTZ but it seems to me that since HCTZ alone can cause electrolyte disturbances and dehydration it could be your body has taken a hit just from that. Oh wait, you said you had blood tests, so that would pick up any electrolyte issue like low potassium.
So maybe, as you say, it's the trio in combination with each other.... a CCB+ARB+HCTZ.
If you've been thru tests and all seems well, I can't understand why your doc won't entertain the possibility that it could be a meds issue. Whether dose related or the way these drugs act in tandem, who knows, but it's definitely another discussion I would have with him.
Have you been on this regimen a while? Or is it relatively new?