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I have had a numbness in my left foot off and on for many years when walking that has never been diagnosed. I have been told that there are over fifty types of neuropathy so it is difficult to say which type it is or it could be from wear and tear on my lower spine. That the consultant said should be left alone as surgery often worsens things. Such is our present day state of medicine.
I have in the past taken Bisoprolol for short periods of time with commonly felt side effects. This time I have been on it for about four months and it seems that strength has gone from my left foot. I can move it without any problem but I cannot get power from it when walking nor lift myself on to tip toes with it. The lack of feeling causes a problem if my heel is on a shiny or tiled surface and it feels as if I am about to slip backwards. Changing form one type surface to another causes me a problem in that I usually have to stop and then start up again. I came to a very steep curved road when out and lost control due to no feeling or power on my left foot and had to grab my wife’s arm for support on the rest of the way down. Other times when my foot does not feel the ground I lurch backwards.
Tendon problems are evidently associated with Bisoprolol. It is not tendonitis’s that I have had before as it is not painful. I did get tendonitis again a couple of years ago as a side effect from an antibiotic.
I will see my GP about it next week. He is pretty good on that sort of thing as he is a team doctor for various Rugby and Judo teams.
Meanwhile has anyone else had this as a side effect? It is quite restricting not being able to deal with different surfaces and slopes. Walking from a carpeted surface on to the Vinyl covered kithcen floor brings me to a halt then a shuffle:-)
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