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Breathing difficulty after taking Bystolic and running. Will it change with time?

Greetings, I ve tried for years to run-walk (9 to 21 miles per week) while taking beta blockers for hypertension . No Beta blocker ever allowed me to run more than 25 yards at a time before needing to walk and catch my breath. I had much better luck with Norvasc ( amlodipine besylate) but can no longer take it because of leg swelling. I have started taking Bystolic and have been told that even though it is a beta blocker, it will not inhibit my running. I did my first 5k run-walk today on Bystolic and think I m feeling the same restrictions in breathing ...will more time change that so I can run better?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Selectivity is often relative not absolute / and it will not change with time, but the dose...
For confirmation, it is possible to assess the breathing restriction under laboratory conditions
There are calcium channel blockers, other than amlodipine...
There are other classes of drugs like Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Receptor Blockers...
Discuss with your doctor

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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