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On the subject of bisopradol n drinking, I'm on 5 mg daily stopped drinking and smoking all together, feel like rubbish tired listless, get out of breadthless  after short distance. See my cardiologists this Friday first time since August when was first diagnosed with this poxy thing need to come off it ASAP or some op to cure af carnt even emulsion a ceiling without dizzy spells or breathing issues, so back at home my decorating work as to take a back seat until I'm fit again, ps it's a constant battle for me to keep off the fags n Guinness felt fine when I was on that daily better than any meds

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    Hi Popeye , you are in good company on here I think just about everyone had these side effects on biso , I couldnt walk the length of the garden , wash my hair etc and I was only on 2.5 a day my GP took it down to 1.25 , instantly felt less tired , the consultant via GP put me on 1.25 of digiton ( I think that's it's name ) as well , I feel so much better I can walk without been breathless etc , but not normal what ever that is , hats of to you stopping the drink and cigs , 
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      If I could stop you can stop. I started work with a tobacco company so faced temptation as soon as I left school. Soon I was smoking 20 a day as well as a pipe and cigars plus the odd pinch of snuff. 

      I stopped a couple of times for about six months before finally stopping in 1993. Nine moths after stopping the money saved paid for a holiday in Hong Kong with a side trip to China.

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      Agree with you there popeye.  This site is brilliant for picking up info not to mention the general chit chat.

      When I was on 5mgs of biso I was sleeping for 14 hours a day.  On 2.5mgs went down to10 hours a night and, on 1.25mgs,  8 hours was ample but, on 1.25mgs (every othe night - my idea not my GP's!) have become an insomniac.  I'll decide  this week whether to takei every night or go back on it completely. Given my heart attack in May, thinking of following their advice for a while longer which means that I won't be painting my ceilings either.

      Are you crazy popeye62?!  Don't even look at the ceilings. 2015 is another year. 

      Take care.

      Alex

       

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      Soon after stopping smoking I complained to a doctor that I did not feel any better for having stopped. He said that the benefits are long term and in seven years my odds on getting heart disease or lung caner were almost as good as if I had not smoked. Seven years later I had hypertension:-)

       

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      You can stop and start smoking drinking etc but everything in moderation is not a bad thing either , we prob have friends and family who never drank or spoke , don't really know the answer but I agree some things are bad for you  even eggs a one point lol ,, I'm off to the warfarin clinic again today if my bloods are not right again because I had a glass of wine on my hubbies bday , then I really am going to tell them I don't want to go ahead with the cardio , I hope my blood pressure can stand up today lol
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      Good luck with your INR reading. Up to two glasses of wine a day did not affect my INR. The secret is to have it every day as with veggies with vitamin K in them rather than stop start on them.

      I don't understand why you want to avoid the cardioversion. When I went for mine one Guy was having his twelth one but he had sleep aponea and many other things wrong with him and must have weighed about 17 stone.

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    Think you should be patting yourself on the back for keeping off the fags and booze Popeye62.  Keep it up.  Your diagnosis is relatively recent and it does take a while before medication  is tweaked and you are on a dosage you can tolerate.

    Good that you are seeing the cardioogists this week. Lots of us have had problems with Bisoprolol.  Tell them honestly how you are feeling and, you never know, they might reduce the meds.  Early days.  Meanwhile think about living with the ceiling as it is.   

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      i think i have done well not smoking after 35,years  got my ecig as for the hospital the dragons going with me so if i dont tell themeverything she will .if i went on my own i would say i felt ok so they would let me start work again as a self employed decorator its hard sitting on my butt instaed of painting all ,day
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      What are you doing with yourself all day?

      Have you read The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists about a group of painters and decorators in the early 1900's?

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      On that topic when I did my apprentership a group of local amateur actors came on site to study me and the bloke bob who taught me all I know , when they left they could smoke and swear just like a proper deccy
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