Re: Atenolol unscripted effect?
I take a different Beta Blocker, 25mg of Coreg, twice a day. It really saps my strength and makes me very tired, especially in the morning, after I take it.
A reason why Beta Blockers sap one's strength, slows down the heart rate and lowers the blood pressure, is because it blocks some of the hormones coming out of the Adrenal Glands.
The body normally reacts to exercise or physically work by pumping more hormones from the Adrenals, which, I guess, conflicts with the action of the Beta Blockers.
Even so, I manage to get in an hour power walk, about 400 pushups, 300 weight curls, 10 minutes on my stationary bike, and 12 minutes on my stepper, despite the ravages of my Beta Blocker. I have also noticed that my blood pressure does rise due to my exercises along with extra stress on my heart rate and heart beat.
CHF, A-Fib, HBP, Diabetes, Asthma doing great
⇒ Avoid allergic & non-allergic irritants/triggers
⇒ Low calorie ovo-vegetarian diet
⇒ Power walk, weight lifts, pushups
⇒ Coreg 25mg bid