Can Bisoprolol cause heart problems if used for to long or wrongly perscribed?

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I was given Bisoprolol in 2017 as the hospital said I had a heart attack only because of Premature ventricular contractions on an ECG 2x in 8 hours and a Troponine level 0f 12 then 22 which they said was high enough to signal a heart attack. I got given medication after waiting for 8 hours with no other tests only blood x2 and tied to and ECG machine, no explanation of what the medication was for only to go to my GP on the Monday.Two weeks after beginning the medication I began to get strange fluttering in my chest and palpatations 3x a day, after 2 months this became more frequent along with the side effects. Cardiologist said shut up and take the medication it will go away and I needed angioplasty without other tests. I had to search the internet to find out what the medication was for they are: Clopidogerel , Atorvastatine, Aspirine and Bisoprolol1.25mg all 1x daily. I have now used these medications uncontrolled for 2 years and now have problems with my stomach, lungs and now a heart rythm that is absolutely nuts daily its fast, slow, missing beats, extra beats and its since taking the bisoprolol things have got worse. I stopped it and things were getting better but then the GP said I had to take it again. I have more problems now with heart rythm and breatrhing that I NEVER HAD BEFORE and no one listens or checks me or the medication. Can you get heart problems from this medication and if so what can I do?

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    hi there . sorry to hear you are having a bad time . I dont know about the other drugs but i took bisoprolol for a year and a half . it is a horrible drug. it messes with your breathing for sure. also causes dizzines when standing up etc . as for palpitations i would think it is possible. they may not suit you and may be giving you side effects which you could google for a full list. Dont depend on Gp advice too much . tell them you want to see a cardiologist and dont take no for an answer. in the meantime you must make sure you do some relaxation work. you are rightly getting upset by all these problems. But this will cause stress and that will cause adrenaline to flow more which will give you further palpitations. if you are able some form of exercise will help too . also some magnesium tablets will help with heart rythm issues . Good luck

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    hi there!

    I don't know what to say other than you are not alone. I have experienced all above this medication is just horrible after two years a d a breakdown from tiredness and stress Doctors still say its "JUST anxiety

    I am also a heart attack patient. two years ago

    best wishes, Mardi

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    look for a year worse medicine I ever had finally argued with cardiologist and told if I had to keep feeling so terrible the rest of my life it wasn't worth living. he got mad told me just cold turkey it, wrong worst thing you could do. I just weened myself off it slowly went to a GP doctor put me on a couple other bad ones. finally ended up with bistolic and amlodopine life got back to normal. mine is for high blood pressure different situation than yours. hope you find. The right meds. took about 5 different ones for me,good luck. take care

    Tom

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      Thank you, scary when the people who are supposed to care for you think we lie about side effects and feeling rubbish from their medication. I get depressed alot lately as I feel so sick, stopped the meds with a previous GP only to have cardiologist start them again and well all the rubbish feelings came back. Wish you all the best and thank you for letting me know I am not a liar or crazy the medication makes you feel rubbish.

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    Sorry to hear you are going through this horror because of drugs.

    My hubby had a heart attack in february 2018, he was prescribed bisoprolol and it caused him to have an ectopic beat, which in turn has caused him to have a defribrillator implanted and an ablation.

    My hubby had every side effect from this nasty drug plus ones not listed e.g ectopic beat. We went to see the GP as he was so ill, they GP said stop taking it immediately, he never mention cutting down slowly.

    If they had only stented him and not given him drugs he would gave been perfectly well, but the drugs given to him has created problem after problem like insisting he was diabetic, they would not listen when we kept telling them he wasn't, they put him on metformin which caused more problems. Cardiologists do not seem to know that after a heart attack your glucose levels can rise for about three months, then go back to normal.

    I am trying to get him off all drugs slowly but he still thinks doctors are right even after all his problems. Good luck with coming off your drugs, you may need to find a good doctor.

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      I hope that he gets better soon is lucky to have you. I wish people such the supposed specialists would listen when paitents say they have a problem instead of ignoring and forcing what they want on us. They donT really know if I had a heart attack or not as there is no scare on the ECG. I now have Premature Ventricular Contractions that I never had before in my till taking this medication. Cardilogists say we have to do a Catheterization but will not do all the tests that go before this and will not accept that I have horrible side effects from this medication. I wish you both all the best and hope he get well soon.

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    Don't have answers just suggestions based on personal experience

    Suggest you find a friendly caring pharmacist and seek their advice on possible interactions betwen the meds and when is the best time to take them

    Also as someone suggested take regular walking exercise 20-30 mins is enough

    Also ask pharmacist about interactions of food and drink with the meds

    All these factors made me feel dreadful but fortunately lovely pharmacist sorted me out

    Best of luck

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