Afib meds side effects

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Hi Everyone,

Is anyone having problems with nail growth,I have gone from having to file my nails every few days or so as they were growing so quickly, but in the last 10  weeks they have stopped growing altogether my finger and toe nails. the end of my fingers are also swollen (look a bit like ET)

and I can't feel things or pick small items up.

Don't know if its meds induced or something else is going on (OH JOY)

L x

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    Hi Linda, I don't know if I can answer your question, but I had a similar experience while I was on Bisoprolol. I've had a look at the contraindications on the leaflet in the packet, and although it doesn't mention nail growth, it does say that you will have cold fingers and toes. I assume this is because the heart is being held back by the medication so that the blood doesn't circulate as it should. Maybe this causes slow growth. I know that since coming off the med, my nails and hair have started to grow again, so maybe there's something in it.

    All the best. Gwen x

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      Thanks Gwen,

      That is kind of reassuring, as I was told that your nails are an indication of your inner health. I was put on Bisoporol to slow heart rate not for my blood pressure as I have never had high blood pressure in my life, always before Bisoporol around 110/65 so perhaps the meds apart from loweing heart rate are lowering blood pressure even lower and that is why extremities are struggling, I will ask our local pharmacist who is excellent and see what she thinks.

      Thanks again L xx

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