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I'm in my 60s - previously with a healthy lifestyle and no heart history in the family - I had a heart attack early May. Never took any medication before this - bp and cholesterol were fine - am now on daily aspirin, clopidogrel, ramipril, atorvastin and 2.5mg bisoprolol. Stress echocardiogram two weeks ago absoutely fine. Have been told to step up exercise to 20-30 minutes a day. I used to go to the gym and consultant suggesting I return. Everyone is telling me I am looking well etc etc ............and now for the truth. I feel totally drugged up. If you add up the number of hours I sleep at night, combined with naps during the day because I can't keep awake even though I try and force myself to do so, it's certainly more than 12 hours. Record so far is 15 hours! I feel permanently lethargic. Food intake the same but have gained about 7lbs in 2 months. I take a daily walk but doubt that it's exercising my heart as it's more of a gentle stroll. No stamina. Given the medication I'm on, can we pinpoint bisoprolol as the main culprit? The docs aren't paying much attention to my side effects. I'm wondering whether to halve the dose myself. Is that a stupid thing to do? Any comments would be most appreciated. Thank you.
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