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Right note to all my fellow af sufferers enough of the doom and gloom how ill it makes us all. I am starting a mexican wave on here and giving two fingers too here i go im off

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    Good idea: go for it. In my opinion Bisoprolol should be classed as an offensive weapon. I was on it for three weeks before I did some straight talking to the GP, along the lines of “I’d rather take my chances with no beta blockers than carry on like this”.

    He dropped my dose from 2.25mg a day to 1.125mg, the smallest dose you can get, and I couldn’t believe the difference it made, I was almost back to how I was in the good old days before somebody told me I had a heart problem. Then I started to visit the specialist heart failure nurse and she asked me to change to Carvedilol, again the snallest dose, which didn’t make much difference but then there wasn’t much difference to make by that time.

    I’ve been on Carvedilol for a year now and apart from a very slight, occasional breathlessness I don’t know it’s there. Medics seem to like to give the impression that Bisoprolol is the only beta blocker going but it’s not: there’s a whole selection out there so it could be just a matter of finding one that suits you.

    I thought that medics automatically go for Bisoprolol because it’s the best, but the specialist nurse said not: with Bisoprolol you only take one tablet a day, with all the others you take two, and the thinking is that you’re less likely to forget to take one tablet. Don’t ask me.

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