Re: lisinopril vs metropolol
Metoprolol doesn't just slow your heartbeat, it keeps it from going up when you need it to...such as when doing a triathelon. So when you need that extra kick during the run, and your body is pumping out adrenaline to give it to you, the metoprolol will nullify the effects of the adrenaline and you won't get a kick. Period.
It is not for the athletic. Stick to the lisinopril. I've been on it for many many years and it keeps the BP solid. I think you'll find you won't like the metoprolol and it will badly affect your performance.
It is used with performers(acting type) for stage fright because they don't need an adrenaline kick but if you do triathelons, you need that kick and if you can't get it, what will happen to you?
I took metoprolol to control pre-ventricular beats, which it did but I also couldn't walk up a hill without heavy heart beats as my heart couldn't beat as fast as it wanted to to get me up a steep hill. So it beat really hard and slow....and I mean really hard. It also means you can't treat asthma or allergic problems as it blocks bronchodilators. I found a calcium channel blocker that controlled the PVC's and got off the darn stuff..hated it.
Don't take it unless you absolutely have to.