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I was wondering if anyone else has had the same misfortune. After Heart Failure, Left Bundle Branch Block, etc. (5 years ago) it was discovered that I also had some Broad Complex Tachycardia, but nothing was done about that. To be fair, I think the Bisprolol had it under control. I eventually decided that it must be side effects that was making me feel lightheaded - you know that horrid sensation that seems to sweep across and with permission came off it around about 10 March. I had lost 5 years of my life. Then the arrhythmias started creeping in as there was nothing blocking them. After a month I had Verapamil (a calcium channel blocker) and that didn't suit either as it was still letting through the arrhythmias. Last Saturday I went back on the Bisoprolol with the view that whatever side effects it gave me, I would have to accept (and I do/did) until 12 May, when I see a new Consultant for possible ablation. Interestingly, I see someone has the same brand Sandoz as me (as have others) and this is exactly what is happening - the most shocking missed beats. After 4.5 years of doctors ignoring me, I bought a Healforce Prince108B ECG monitor. It made them sit up and realise that something was wrong. Yesterday, I went to see my GP about these missed beats, showed her my ECG readings and she said they were absolutely fine - nothing to worry about. However, and cutting a long story short, she said I was not to drive and that she was going to inform the DLVA. The lightheadedness is a side effect of bisoprolol and they have known about this for how many years? I have never gone crashing out, it's just the sensation I have, The consultant I saw a very recently did not have her view clearly. Anyone else been in a similar situation to me, please?
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