cough and aching

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Hi, I've been on 1.25mg of Bisoprolol since March.  I've never had aching legs like it and I've now developed a cough and sore throat for the last e weeks ...almost like an asthma feeling. The only good thing us it gas bought BP down to normal rate. I'm just not sure about taking this at all.

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    Hi Elaine,

    I personally believe this drug is bad news because of the devastating effect it has had on my hubby and amount of side effects he suffered. He is now due to have a defribulator implanted as he has extra electrical beats which were not a problem before this drug took effect.

    Apparently, it is around 8 weeks after starting this drug when a lot of the side effects show because that is when it has leached the magnesium out of the body.

    You can only make up your own mind as to how you feel taking this drug but I think there are a lot safer blood pressure tablets around than beta blockers, note any side effects you get then you can make an informed decision.

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      Hi mardi,

      You are allowed to refuse drugs, surprisingly, cardiologists do not know a lot about drugs the they prescribe. This is the one the seem to use first unless and unless people say no they will keep giving it.

      My hubby stopped it as the side effects were too bad but, the doctor (GP) who said he could stop taking it never told him to come off slowly. I am wondering if this is why he is still short of breath. I am learning a lot more about drugs and their side effects since hubbies heart attack as I need to be informed because he agrees to anything the doctors say.

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      Hi Jen, 

      oh I would love to refuse but atm its just too dangerous to stop. im pressing for an alternative, but he sees bisoprolol is working on the heartmuscle and reluctant to change

      I too was shocked about the lack of knowledge of the drugs, their effects and interactions. I think we gain more through experience and discussion here. real not theory

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    wow it is amaxing to know other people might be experiencing these dide effects. 

    I too have exactly as you describe. Ive been on it for 14 months. 

    I have been made to feel lime im going crazy through it all. But I know its that horrible drug

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    During 2017 I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and underwent a radical nephrectomy. Post op I felt good for several months until my doctor put me on 10mg Bisoprolol.

    It started with serious stomach cramps and a slight cough. He then reduced my dose to 5mg.

    Since then I've had a tight/sore throat and an aching chest. I've told my doc but he just shrugs them off as side effects. I suppose they are but I've always got that thing going on in my head that the cancer has returned, which in turn creates anxiety!!

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