My resting HR is bradycardic, but it works for me without light-headedness or need to reduce activity. Metoprolol
doesn't seem to do much for
my blood pressure
, but it's always been in the normal range. Unfortunately, even on metoprolol, I have breakthroughs and I think the longer you take it, the less effective it gets. (I'm talking years, here--I've been on this type of medication for almost 30.)
I was switched from atenolol, so the side effects vary by person.