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You should check the warnings on Toprol. Beta blockers are problematic with asthma also. As you started both at the same time, it's hard to tell which may be causing the problem. I see you recently reduced the Toprol but even a smaller amount may affect you.

I personally just had a very bad experience with beta blockers (Atenolol) and think much more caution should be used in their recommendation. Not only did they not reduce my BP, they actually began acting as a vaso constrictor in my body (and many others as well) over time and were increasing my BP. If you are not getting BP reduction from it, why take it?

But either way, check it out and talk with your doc about finding out which is the problem or both?