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slow heart rate with beta blocker

i have posted before about somei ssues now like always i have another one i was takeing metatoprol 50mg 2 a day and i was gettingskipped beats andhe took me off the metatoprol and has putmeon bystolic hesaidit hadless of a beta blocker in it well since i have been takeing itmy heart rate has been lower it hasbeen 55 to 60 i am a 23 year oldmale and was pu ton the toprol for averag eheart rate of 78 to 81( holter monitor) i dont feel i need a beta blocker at all or did i need it is that heartrate to low or is it ok my cardio just says as long as it donth it 30 your in good shape i dont want to waitto see if itdoes hit30 any suggestions  thank you ahead of time  
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I would take the beta blocker as needed, If the beta blocker was specifically prescribed for your skipping. Of course your Doctor can only recommend this change.

55-60 is Normal at rest/sleep, but not if your up moving around.  Mine dips to 55 on its own at rest/sleep. I do not take any meds though.  Zach
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If you are giving a rest HR, then 55+ is great for most people.  

I agree that a rest HR of 78-81 may not need a BB, i.e., while that is a bit high, I don't see it as problematic....how is your HR when you are walking, walking up a gentle grade?  If that is below 120 I'd think you're still ok.  At your age an aerobic rate as high as 160 should be well tolerated.

These are all "off the shelf" numbers and if your doctor recommends otherwise, then follow his advice.

I don't like taking BB, the side effects are too bad for me at 50 mg as day, but I've taken up to 200 mg per day, and that gives me problems.   So, if my resting HR was in the low 80s (70s when in sleeping)  without BB, I'd try to live without the BB.
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