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Hi everyone, i posted about a month ago because of the side effects i was experiencing with this drug and got some really great advice. I went to see my cardiologist for the results of my mri scan and fortunately no blockage in my arteries were found so my duagnosis is moderate to severe LV heart failure which i knew anyway and they were happy to keep me on the same bisoprolol dose ive been on for the last 3 months as it had reduced my heart rate considerably. I then went on to explain the terrible side effects i had been experiencing with this drug, most notably with weakness and muscle loss in my legs. As ive said previously ive had arthritis for years and have it in all my joints and my knees and legs but with trial and error over the years i am now on a regime of medication which enables me to have a fairly reasonable quality of life apart from the occasional flare-up which can come on unexpectedly i cope quite well. I explained to my cardiologist that within 2 weeks of starting bisoprolol my legs started to weaken i was losing my balance and they were becoming more
painful and this has got worse over the months so that i am now wearing support bandages just to walk, i am in constant pain and can see my leg muscles weaken as the weeks have been passing. However my doc did not seem to care, at first he wouldnt listen to my request to try another drug and tried to persuade me to stay on bisoprolol but with persistance and the fact he could see how desparate i was and how it was effecting my quality of life he agreed to allow my gp to change my medication but i would have to be weaned off it gradually so i am now waiting to hear from my gp to arrange an appoitment to sort this out but in the meantime i can feel my legs weaken further and none of my arthrits medication is helping and it seems too muvh of a coincidence that as soon as i was prescribed bisoprolol i started with the pains in ny legs. Has anyone out there had this problem i would love to hear your experiences and did going on a new drug help with the pain in your legs.
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