A bit depressed this weekend

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Hi everyone, hope you are all well at the moment I'm having a blues day feeling a bit low I'm sick of the feeling I get with bisropolol ie heavy dragging legs same in my arms and sometime tingly hot hands. I also feel a bit flushed and weak I suppose I'm just sitting here dwelling on my side effects off theses horrible tablets as well as taking 200ml of Amiodarane which I was told is a really high dose so I suppose no wonder it makes you feel like this. Does anyone else feel yuk for most of the day or is it just me being a wus.

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    Hi Glitzy, I haven't come across Amiodarane, so I looked it up, it then asked me whether I actually wanted Amiodarone, so I thought I would probably do better asking you!

    The other thing I was going to ask, was whether Bisoprolol actually goes with Amiodarane?  Have you tried an interactions checker?  I use one on Drugs dot com, very helpful

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      Thank you for your reply I'm feeling a bit better now I'm only on Amiodarane for 3 months I was put on it before my last Cardio version it's suppose to help it you are also not supposed to be in contact with sun light whilst taking this drug I will certainly look on drugs .com as you suggested I'm sure half of this is my nerves.
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    I'm also sorry that you are feeling low and I am sure it will be caused by the drugs and you ought to go back to your GP or prescriber and tell him you are feeling absolutely dreadful.  Perhaps you could see a different doctor
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    Hi Glitzy i hope that ypu are feeling a bit better today, if i was uou i would ask your gp if there was an alternative to Bisoprol , some people have an intolerance to betablocker myself being one. Bisoprolol and metoprolol make me very lethargic and glued to the sofa feeling sorry for myself.  Shuffling your meds can help . 
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      Hi Wendybendy what a good name I'm going to see if I can reduce my drug or even take it at night times like other people have suggested. I think worry plays a big part in this a swell. We need to get our mojo back lol
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    Interactions between your selected drugs

    amiodarone ↔ hydrochlorothiazide

    Applies to:amiodarone and bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

    Talk to your doctor before using amiodarone together with hydrochlorothiazide. Combining these medications can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need regular monitoring of your electrolyte (magnesium, potassium) levels as well as other tests to safely use both medications. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, or fast or pounding heartbeats during treatment with amiodarone. In addition, you should let your doctor know if you experience signs of electrolyte disturbance such as weakness, tiredness, drowsiness, confusion, muscle pain, cramps, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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    amiodarone ↔ bisoprolol

    Applies to:amiodarone and bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide

    Using amiodarone together with bisoprolol may lead to increased side effects. Contact your doctor if you experience a reduced heart rate, dizziness, fainting, or headaches. You may need a dose adjustment or need your blood pressure checked more often if you use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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    Went to the warfarin clinic yesterday , the nusprse said that even after they do the cardio I will be on the warfarin for at least a year , but worse than that she reconds I will be on bisoprolol for anything up to 6 months , I could just about get my head round the idea for a couple of months , but I recon I have put on 4/5 ibs in the last month ,I am going to get to the GP to see if there is an alternative that would not make me fell so tired , it's the weight gain that's really bothering me , had anyone had an alternative beta blocker that did not cause these side effects , 
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      Bernadette , by "cardio" do you mean cardioversion?

      If so after my cardioversion (first) I was kept on warfarin for 6 months whilst I was in sinus rythym and also kept on bisop to help maintain the sinus rythym. Bisop. then stopped and within a month I was back in paroxysmal then persistent AF. 

      Question in my mind is would the sinus have been maintained if I had been kept on bisop?

      Just a thought for you

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      Thanks bill hopefull , I get what you are saying , I would think the same as you , I need to get this bisoprolol changed it's quiet debilitating , although I don't think I have as many side effects as others  on here .
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      Hi Bernadette I'm sure even after we've all had our carioversion we will still be kept on Dabigatran and Warfarin as a safe guard to stop us having strokes. I can get my head around that it's the fact of being on Betablockers all the time which I'm hoping not because of all the horrible side effects. Chin up keep smiling
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      HI sorry just seen this , that's bad news I want to be normal again , I went to my dr and I said can't cope on the bisto it's turned me into an old woman , he halved the dose to 1.25 , day 2 and it's a huge difference I walked fir miles to day and I could lift my feet , not tired at all heart seems ok ie no change , my fingers are crossed , still got the warfarin battle , that's very hard this week as my son is getting married on a Sat , the no alchochol ban might have to go , keep well xx
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      Hi Bernadette, that good news reducing your bisro tablets I'm hoping that will happen to me,I know what you mean when you feel like an old woman me to I've just done a long walk felt liked  id done a marathon legs very heavy a bit breathless I'm sure it's the tablets never felt like this until I went on to them yesterday I felt a little light headed I don't know if it's because my right ear feels blocked another side effect I bet.  Sometimes I have a glass of wine on a night time (we have to have some enjoyment lol). Anyway, I would have a little drink to celebrate your sons wedding I hope you have a lovely time. Keep smiling xx
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      Hi Bernadette I'm so pleased you have had your meds reduced I'm at the hospital on Friday for check up so I'm going to ask them to reduce mine fingers crossed. Hope you didn't get too drunk at the wedding lol, I think that's what I miss a good dance ahh the good old days.
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