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I have a naturally fast heart rate and was advised to take bisoprolol (my resting was 98). I was prescribed 2.5 mg then went to 1.25mg because of weight gain and back to 2.5 mg when my pulse didn’t slow down enough. Recently I was prescribed 5mg which brought me down to 73bpm for a short while but now I’m at 80bpm. Is this because I’m exercising?

I’ve gained 20 lbs since I started this medication. The first 10 was within a month. I was told this medication typically causes 3-4 lbs and my 20 is not because of the meds. Anyone else experience this? 

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    Hi, yes I have also put on weight since being put on 2.5mg Bisoprolol 4 years ago for AFib, I've put on about 14lbs, I have been trying to lose it again but not having much luck, I know of others who have also put on quite a bit of weight on this medication so it's not just you.

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    Yea it's the medication, your adrenaline helps you lose weight so when its blocked it's harder to lose it, plus your heart beating slower doesn't help with losing the weight either. Even with exercise you won't see much of a difference in lost weight it's pretty tough to lose it and your energy levels are decreased as well.

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      Ive heard of other treatments that can reset the speed of your heart (vagal maneuver, cardioaversion, ablation). I have an appointment in two weeks with an electrophsiologist. I’m hoping to be able to stop taking medication. As mention before my fast rate is because my heart is just naturally fast so I don’t know if I’d be able to tap into these therapies 
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