Posted , 6 users are following.

Im wondering can i get advice.. im 24 yrs old and my life has drastically changed last 2 months. In and out of doctors with them sending me home i was feeling dizzy weak fast heart rate. Finally got fitted with heart monitor and confirmed my heart goes too fast. I was put on 2.5mg bisoprolol and had an echo. That was fine. 2 weeks in had bad night heart rate 130 shortness of breath so was put on 5mg. 4 days on that n im constantly dizzy heart rate is sometimes 90-100s in high 70s in mormin. Doc said it mustn be working and to start 7.5mg 

0 likes, 8 replies

Report / Delete

8 Replies

  • Posted

    I would follow my doctors advice but if you are concerned ask for a second opinion. Are you seeing the consultants or just your GP.  Bisoprolol made me dizzy so I found taking it at night was a better time for me.  The effects were mostly worn off by the time I woke up.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi there, I’m a lot older that you, in 2010 I started have very similar problems as you are and it sounds to me as you are suffering from irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and it can be dreadful making you tired all the time and weak and breathless, this is how it was for me over the 4 year period.

    My doc’s tried every drug going including Bisoprolol (this I found to be a dreadful drug) and it was doing all the things to me that you are suffering. 

    You need to ask your doctor to be referred to a heart specialist and don’t be put off you must insist as its your right.

    My heart rate was as yours is in the nineties with shortness of breath towards the end of last year it shot up to 198 pm and the breathlessness was much worse and I pass out and my wife called an ambulance I finally got it sorted in December of last year when I had an ICD pacemaker implant fitted and since then I have been fine. I am 73 and this pacemaker it’s has given me my life back.

    I was recently invited to a seminar by the IDC pacemaker team at the Manchester Royal Infirmary to meet other patients who have theses implants fitted and I was so surprised at how many young people of your age have them fitted. 

    So please go back to your doctor’s and discuss a pacemaker with them and insist on being referred to a heart unit because if you don’t as I found they will just keep trying different drugs and I had big problems with them all and you are far to young to be suffering these problems as can easily be put right to have a pacemaker fitted, it’s nothing to worry about your just in as a day patient.

    Please let me know how you go on If I can be of any help please contact me 



    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Lisa,  I had a terrible time on bisoporol; like you I was very dizzy and struggled with serious shortness of breath.  Unfortunately, I was put on 2 other medications as well that can impact breathing (plavix and aspirin) so it was difficult for me to know which one was causing the problem (I have chronic sinusitis which can cause issues with aspirin and plavix).  When I stopped the bisoporol my blood pressue came up (was in the high 70's and low to mid 80's) to 90's and low 100's so I don't feel faint anymore.  My breathing improved dramatically, but hasn't returned 100 % to normal.  I went off the plavix 3 weeks ago and I am now weaning off the aspirin.  I am doing this without doctor support.  I don't have the same medical condtion as you though; I had a SCAD heart attack.  Sounds like the Bisoporol is working to bring your heart rate down, but the side effects of dizziness is there. What is your blood pressure doing?  Maybe that's dipping too low like mine was which causes a feeling of faintness?

     I have spent the past 2 months researching cardiac websites all over the world to see what other heart specialists are doing.  I have also joined a SCAD research study in Vancouver to work with top doctors in the field concerning my heart disease.  Perhaps you may want to consider looking into you specific heart issue via the web and see what other world cardiologists are doing to treat your symptoms.  I found for heart attacks in general, Austrialian Cardiologists do not start their heart patients on high doses of meds.  I have also found some cardiologists don't give patients like myself the Bisoporol if they didn't have high blood pressure.  Research as much as you can because although the doctors are sincere in wanting to be helpful, they will all follow what each other is doing and they don't realistically have time to keep up with all of the latest research or research for every patient's specific needs.  Second or third medical opinions may also be of help.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      My blood pressure was normal today it is 103/64 its gone down id say because of tablets.. heart rate between 73-94 today so tablets not really bringing it down juat started 75mg tday so hopefully this will help
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Lisa you have all the problems I had and have and was told I was A ok after having a echo scan. My pressure was up and down and so was given 5mg bisoprolol which balanced my pressure but I still felt dizzy and unwell.  My next step was to help myself as I knew I did have a problem no matter what doctors told me so I went out and bought myself a pressure monitor which also checked the pulse rate. On its first use it came up on the screen, "blood pressure high and also signs of heart fibrilation seek medical advice".  I am now receiving treatment for "atrium fibrilation"---that machine was the best £14.99 I ever spent---4 months ago.  So if you continue to feel unwell do not ignore it insist on tests, better still buy a machine for pressure and pulse rate----but do not ignore your problem.
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up