Deep breaths

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Can beta blockers cause you to have a problem taking in a deep breath?

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    I don't recall such a thing when I took them, however they did make me feel as if my lungs were not working, as if I had to make them breathe and I felt breathless. But I did give up smoking the same time I started beta blockers and read giving up smoking can cause many problems for a long time, including what you describe.

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    Yes Samantha

    Betta blockers are having that effect on me too. I never feel as though I've drawn in enough oxygen every time l take a breathe and l consciously monitor myself doing it. This is a crazy situation and not nice at all. Don't know what the answer is apart from tapering off very slowly the Bbs. My Dr looks at me like I'm a hypochondriac when l explain my symptoms. What response have you had from your Dr on the subject?

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    I see a pulmonologist tomorrow to rule out pulmonary arterial hypertension and i have to call my cardiologist today.
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    Hi, Samantha, bbs block beta adrenergic receptors, some of which are on the lungs, as far as i understand. To what extent, it all depends which bb you were/are using. Always best to ask a pharmacist first. If you have ever had a history of asthma or have mild asthma, you can try - i was told this by a pharmacist - your inhaler to see if the symptoms improve. i have recently been told that anyone with a history of asthma, or current asthma, even mild, should only be prescribed bbs with great care.....
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