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Re: [RC] [Guest] Beta Blockers - Lynn Kinsky

Laura  lit@xxxxxxxxxx
I am asking for a close friend.

Does anybody ride using beta blockers?  The doctor told him  endurance and
ctr riding is too strenuous of a sport to use be using a beta blocker.  He
is on a beta blocker for his heart, and he is 41 years old.  Which is the
approxitmate median age for endurance riders.

Please post to the ridecamp list.

Thanks in advance!


The original blood pressure med my doctor prescribed was a beta blocker, but after I fainted off my horse a couple times in the summer heat at a walk (my heart rate couldn't get up enough to pump the blood at an adequate rate for cooling), I went back to the doctor for a change in meds! I am now taking an ACE inhibitor and a calcium channel blocker and neither drug, singly or together, seems to inhibit my ability to do aerobic activity. If, however, the only drug that will work for him is a beta blocker -- well, he's hosed: he'll likely have to give up his sport (nothing is worth a heart attack or a stroke -- been there done that!). But that's for him and his doctor to determine.

-- Lynn Kinsky Santa Ynez, CA http://www.silcom.com/~lkinsky

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[RC] [Guest] Beta Blockers, Ridecamp Guest