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I just want to share my experience with this drug in the hope that it may help others. I fully appreciate that this drug may have positive effects for some, but for me I feel it robbed me of ten years of my life.
My condition is quite rare, my cardiologist at Papworth said he had only seen it once before, so I wont bore you with the details. In brief I had complications following the birth of my daughter which caused a heart attack and heart failure exasperated by the fact that I have arteries, although not narrowed, are half the size they should be.
For the last 11 years, among other drugs, I was taking Bisoprolol 2.5mg. During that time my life slowly went down hill, I would easily get out of breath, had little strength and my energy levels were very low. Whilst I got on with running my business and caring for my child, I had no strength for anything else and felt that my life was like wading through treacle. I mentioned this on a couple of occasions to my GP but it was never looked into and I accepted that this was the way life would be, living with a damaged heart.
Early last year I was rushed to hospital due to visual disturbance and chronic dizzy spells. At first they thought I may have had a TIA but all of the scans came back clear. After numerous tests and scans I was given a 24 hour tape a few months later. The day it was returned to the hospital they called me to advise I stop taking Bisoprolol immeditaely, as my resting heart rate was crashing to as low as 25bpm. (I was very lucky not to have gone into heart block and died im my sleep, I am only 49!!)
Within a very short time I felt so much better. Shortness of breath improved, circulation improved and my energy levels shot up. Now, 14 months on, I am happy to say that I look and feel 10 years younger. I am full of energy, have the strength to work and play hard now and I have dropped 4 stone in weight!!!
Thank goodness I am still here to tell the tale, for anyone feeling as I use to please push your GP, I wish I had and this drug would not have robbed me of 10 years of being able to live my life to the full!!
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