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Really not sure what category to place this under. I have been on a medication called Bisoprolol to lower my heart rate (pulse). I have recently been in hospital and whilst there they stopped the tablet as I was having low blood pressure. On discharge they did not replace the tablet but wrote me a discharge letter to take to GP asking me to review the situation with him.
Last week I went to see him to discuss this. I said I felt well but was noticing my pulse was higher now I was off the Bisoprolol. I check my blood pressure and pulse every morning I took my monitor with me and checked myself while I was waiting to see him.
It registered a pulse of 140 which I thought was very strange. I just assumed the monitor had somehow become inaccurate. He tested me again on his monitor said my pulse was very high. He went out and came back with a Bisoprolol which he made me take straight away. He said if I had not looked well or said I was not feeling well he would have picked up the phone and dialed 999!!!!
He then made me wait half an hour and took my pulse again. He said it had not altered and got one of the nurses to give me an ECG there and then. He then called me back in said my pulse had now gone down to 95 and I could go for the moment with a promise that if I had any chest pain I was to ring 999 straight away and I was to come back to him in early January. I really do not understand why my pulse was so high. I was not particularly worried or stressed about anything. I did not have any palpitations but looking through the categories I thought it was the only relevant one to put this under. .Has anyone else experienced this?
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