Bisoprolol withdrwal

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I have stopped taking the beta blockers bisoprolol. How long does it take to feel normal again?

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    I haven't stopped bisoprolol myself, but I have heard anywhere up to 7 week.

    what are your side effects? you do not feel normal on Bisoprolol?

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      when I was on bisoprolol 5mg I was lethargic short of breath tired sleeping alot and put a stone on in 12 months. went from 12stone 5 to 13stone7. in Feb I had open heart surgery and a pacemaker fitted week later. stopped the beta blockers the day after my OP and am now 12stone 4. They are really bad beta blockers full stop

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    I was told to just stop it 5 days prior to attempted ablation I asked if that was okay. Of course he said no problem

    It was a big problem. I went into such anxiety with several physical symptoms. I did not know at the time it was from the biso.

    |I was then put on trazodone and klonopin ( benzo) What a nightmare. After about 18 months, I then had to wean off these 2 drugs. Hardest thing I have ever done.

    If I knew then what I know now.............

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    Theresa this drug is a dreadful drug, having had much experience with all drugs ending LOL give you same problems. other drugs like Nicorandil - Candesartan - ace inhibitor - Nebivolol

    these are some of the problems iv had with all these drugs

    Chest Pains

    Worsening angina Severe

    Blurred vision

    Very severe stomach Pains (GAS)

    Very painful joints every joint from ankles to my fingers

    Muscle cramps


    heart failure and I feel that these drugs caused the heart failure

    Swollen and tender gland left side of throat, when i stopped taking the drugs all the problems went away

    All these drugs just turned me into a geriatric old man.

    I'm now taking Amiodrone 200mg each day again and now back to normal and have been since 1995 and i'm fine except when they change and give me these other drugs. The Doctor at the hospital wants me to stop taking the Amiodrone but i have refused as I don't want to go back to the state they put me in,

    Amiodrone gave me my life back.

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    Theresa to add to what Thomas wrote Olmesartan is another bad drug. My cardiologist also told me to just stop the bipoporul but you read all over worst thing you can do.

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      Thank you for all your replies. I have been off the bisoprolol for 3 weeks and really don't want to go back on them. I had a general anaesthetic back in January 2019 and when I woke up had some sort of reaction and left with me with a fast heart rate. I was put on 2.5g and after having tests there didn't appear anything wrong with my heart so was advised by the doctor to come off. My heart rate is resting at 69 but jumps up quickly. When brisk walking it up to 128. I'm a 50 year old generally fit person but the last two days feel quite bad palpitations.

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