I had quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2002 and in 2004 was put on metropolol. After about 6 months I realized that I had been feeling sluggish for sometime and so I stopped the last medication I was on which was the metropolol and the next time I saw the cardio dr. I reported that to him and he agreed that the metropolol was the problem. A couple of years ago my blood pressure was out of whack and the dr. gave me the new blood pressure medication with 3 types of medicine to treat hypertension. It also made me sluggish and my blood pressure was lower so I tried it for another 3 months and went back to valsartan which I had taken since my surgery. I still take the valsartan and of course the statin drug, atorvastatin which I have been on since before the heart bypass surgery. I went from 10mg of statin drug to 40mg after the surgery and still take 40mg Those two medications work for me with no side effects that I can tell. I do exercise regularly and it has become a lifestyle change for me. Would probably be easy to give it up but I am very sure it has more benefits than the medications I take. I have three younger brothers and we all have heart disease so I also believe it is genetic. My dad never had heart surgery, stents or anything except a statin drug and he died of congestive heart failure. We could not tell that he ever had an ekg either but now we are pretty sure he had heart disease also. Think you just have to listen to your body and of course always, always consult with your cardiologist. Most have online charts now and PA to advise you. I have learned more from the PA’s than the doctors. I do not take certain cold medications with dyphenhydromine in them and many of the allergy medications are not recommended to me. It is amazing to me how many medications can interfere with blood pressure and heart disease so you always need to ask even about over the counter stuff. I also go regularly to my internal medicine dr. and my cardiologist and have all the recommended blood work and tests. I usually have an ekg and an echo test from the cardio dr. and all the blood tests from the internist. I have an oline chart called “my chart” and my doctors and nurses have access to it so they know exactly what my test results show and what medications I take. If they want to add a medication, I do question that decision and decide if I want to try it or not. When I am having problems or feeling bad and think it might be the medicine I only remove one and if that doesn’t work I start taking it again and remove another one. I would never quit the statin drug. It seems to be the gold standard for heart disease and fortunately I tolerate it well. Hope this helps a little. Oh, I am 74 and was 60 when I had the bypass surgery so I say it worked. Was pretty sick before the surgery and still remember that feeling. Also had heart attack in 1991 and that is when I started a statin drug and quit smoking. Smoked for 35 years before that so I’m sure I have lasting damage from that. I believe you have to take charge of your medical care and ask lots of question of your doctors. If they do not have time for you, change doctors.