Cold feet ?

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Hi all

Iam taking bisoprolol since May.for frequent pvc

I had alot of bad symptoms 

But for last month i have been having alot of cold feet and sometimes hands..with some tingling in feet and finguers sometimes.

I asked my cardiologist he said maybe from the Bisoprolol.

Did anyone feel it

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    I was prescribed bisoprolol for A fib some years ago. I sent many posts whilst experiencing some awful side effects. It took 5 years before I questioned my GP, I thought the symptoms were caused by the afib. I then was put on atenolol. 

       Whilst on bisoprolol ...I had the side effects you've listed above...and quite a few others too... extreme tiredness, unable to stand for long, walking was an effort,legs felt weak, puddled head sometimes, backache. There may have been others,but if you search bisoprolol buddies you may find my posts. 

       I was at my wits end...cardiologist didn't accept my concerns and wanted me to take digoxin...I refused. So....I then took atenolol..prescribed by another new go,.much the same side effects...neither medication lowered my heart rate! Iwened off the atenolol, until I finally stopped altoger. Yet another GP.My and young...was ok with me,letting me make this final weaning off. I had awful withdrawal after stopping the beta blocker...but many of the side effects have gone. No tingling, cold hands...sometimes,due to a fib, can walk,stand,think clearly etc. I do not ever want to take another beta blocker choice and to some this may sound foolish. 

       I feel a whole lot better..I'm on rivaroxiban...anticoagulant and a low dose rampril. 

    For many beta blockers work brilliantly and may be life saving...but they're not for me. 

    Hope this post helps you . I replied because this site was a lifeline for me and the posts gave me info and courage to question my treatment. 

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    I was put on biso for svt.I took it from february until the end of May.

    I was a zombie.   Could not get off the sofa.  My heart rate was very low,  My blood pressure was very low. And I take meds for blood pressure too

    My hands and feet were so cold all the time.  Just awful.

    I was told to just stop it for my ablation. He said no problem.  Well it was a problem, a big problem. Why these doctors say it is okay to just stop. I went through such withdrawals.

    My ablation was not successful, and I told my doctor I would rather have tachy than take take that crap. It has been over a year since I stopped taking it.   Second ablation Jan16........

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    Let's say that you had heart rate 70 beats per minute before Beta Blockers.

    And your heart was pumping 80 mililiters of blood in each heartbeat.

    Now, when you take Beta blockers, your heart rate will drop from 70 to 50 or 60.

    Plus, your heart will pump less blood in each beat. 

    Let's say that it will pump 70 mililiters instead of 80 mililiters.

    That means that your heart will beat slower and it will use less strength (it will pump less blood) and thus, you will save and protect your heart from getting tired.

    But, on the other hand, your body will get less blood and less oxygen.

    And then, you will be more tired, your hands and feet (parts of body furthest of your heart) will get the least amount of blood and oxygen and then you will feel that your feet are cold, tingling and similar.

    So, yes, this is because of Beta blockers.

    Your heart is pumping less blood and your body (and especially hands and feet) are getting less blood and oxygen than before.

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    hi im on bisoprolol 5mg my feet and hands are cold all the time runny nose disturbed sleep lots of syptoms
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      Yes Jane,when I was on it, my hands and feet were cold a lot.I became a couch potato. I had no energy at all.Also my heart rate and blood pressure were quite low.Hated that stuff. EP said to just stop 5days before ablation. Well you can not just stop. I had extreme withdrawals. I would rather have SVT, than  go through that again
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