Does anyone take Bystolic? Have you noticed any side effects or weight gain from when you started it? I’m suppose to start taking it to avoid exercise induced vtach but I’m having a hard time with all the other beta blockers that were prescribed. Also has anyone ever developed Vtach that was brought on by exercise? I’m having a hard time with my limitations as with my Bi-V placement I was doing things I had never been able to do in my life. Now I feel like I had to give up many exercises I really enjoy. Any help would be great!! 



by Tracey_E - 2019-05-09 09:32:29

Was hoping someone on it would have replied by now! I have not taken bystolic, but it has a reputation for having far fewer side effects than other beta blockers. 


by lachalupa - 2019-05-10 16:53:15

Tracey me too. So far I’m on day 3 of taking it at 2.5mg/day. I didn’t do well when I was on metoprolol, or Inderal so I was on the fence when I started this one. So far it’s not too bad. It makes me tired but that seems to be about it.  I worry about long term effects of medications but I figure at this point I should do what’s best for my heart and not worry about that. I’ve been a heart pt since I was 15 and was able to do well with just the use of my device. I guess this just comes with the territory. 

long term

by Tracey_E - 2019-05-10 22:21:26

The long term effects of not being on it will be worse than the long term effects of taking it. No one wants to be on a beta blocker but they do a lot to help us- prevent vtach, lower bp, take the stress off the heart. In other words, make us live longer. 

It generally takes 4-6 weeks on a beta blocker for the side effects to get better so if you are feeling pretty good 3 days in, that's great news. 

I felt like I was drunk on metoprolol. My doc kept telling me to give it 6 weeks but 4 weeks in I was so dizzy I tripped over nothing in my kitchen and broke my foot so refused to take more. We tried atenolol next. It left me tired with brain fog but was a million times better than metoprolol because I was at least functional. My husband reacted to atenolol but doesn't have any side effects with metoprolol, go figure. I asked about bystolic because I heard so many good things about it (it was available in Europe 10 years before FDA approved it in the US), but my bp is on the low side so my doc didn't want to let me try it. It can be a bit of trial and error to find the right med and the right dosage! Good luck, I hope this one works well for you.

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