Bisoprolol -what actual side effects did you get ????

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Hi everyone

I'm new here and new to taking bisoprolol and literally feel whacked ! I'm 33 and have a heart murmur and an irregular heartbeat. I was put on bisoprolol 2 weeks ago after suffering horrendous palpitations for weeks that wouldn't calm down . And since a week or so ago I feel unwell granted my palpitations have More or less come to a hault but I j

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    Hi Kelly. I too am taking bisoprolol for an irregular heartbeat. I have been taking them for about a month, and now all the side effects have worn off.

    It made me very sleepy, and I also had cold hands and feet

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      Hi Lesley... that's great to know the side effects wore off for you. I've been hesitant to start my prescription because I don't want to feel like a zombie. Do u keep track of your heart rate ? I heard it lowers it a lot and I already have a slow rate that I get concerned about sometimes. Do u have similar problem? I have an arrthymia for the last couple months

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      I just feel generally unwell and not myself I have been very stressed lately ( lost my partner last year and have 4 year old twins ) I just can't shake this sicky feeling I literally can't stand the thought of any food .i feel ok when I'm sitting still it's just when I start being active I feel so strange . Last night I had one hot foot and one cold !!!

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      Hey Lesley when you say sleepy did you feel

      Like you were on another planet ? I feel ok when sat down but do fall asleep earlier on an evening I'm normally more of a night owl x I just feel

      Shakey inside and so so sick allllllll the time - yakkkkkkkk

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      Hi Kelly I was widowed she 37 I don't know if that is what you mean.   Don't underestimate the trauma of what you are going through.  I was left to bring up my 8 year old severely autistic son on my own.     It took me 5 years to even begin to feel nearly "normal" whatever normal is.    Looking after 2 little ones on top of what you have been through.  That is hard work although I bet they keep you smiling even when you don't want to.  Big hugs and lots of respect for you xx

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    Hi Kelly ... I was prescribed bisoprolol 2.5 mg about a month ago.. have yet to take it for fearing the side effects of low heart rate and extreme tiredness from what I could gather over the internet. Do u take yours at night or morning ? Sorry I'm not much help to you.. but I wish u all the best in feeling better. I have arrthymia for the last couple months ... with episodes of slower heart rate. Can be very scary ! 😩

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      I'm taking mine at lunch time but my nausea is constant even when I wake in the night I still feel sick . I feel like I just want to stop taking it but have read on here it can give you a heart attack 😷😷😷😷😷. I was in atenelol for years I wonder if I could switch back ? Thanks marcey

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      Hi Kelly ... I would talk to your doctor to see if the nausea is directly related to the bisoprolol. Maybe he or she would switch your medication. Is atenolol a beta blocker? I'm new to beta blockers myself.. haven't even been brave enough to take my first pill lol... but I do know DO NOT suddenly stop taking them... wean off slowly with your doctors approval. .. just to be safe 😁

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    I was on it for many years before having problems
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      My heart rate slowed too much down to 41 sometimes at night and 45 - 47 during the day which makes me feel very tired and sluggish.  I also feel a bit light headed and have poor memory and brain fog.   When my dose reduced on 5 th Dec last year for 6 weeks the symptoms went away but the slow heart rate has come back so it's back to the Drs next week

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      What a major pain ! I took my twins swimming yesterday and found my heart rate to be fairly erratic yet when I sat down it was so so so

      Slow the slowest I've ever felt it . My right leg this morning feels heavy and cold feet with pins and needles I'm really not used to feeling unwell at all , I'm normally at the gym everyday and now I feel anxious sicky and generally unwell ?i just can't imagine such a tiny tablet can cause me to feel

      This way 😷

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      I went to the doctors earlier and they have halved my dose , he said my blood pressure was normal . I don't feel as tired at the moment compared to yesterday which I loooed and felt horrendous . Still feeling sick tho shakey and cold ewwwww . I'm also on the mini pill I'm wondering if it's messing with my hormones too much I'm finishing it next week .....

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