Has anyone got lower back pain?

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I have permanent A/F and have not had back pain until I was diagnosed with A/F 5/6 years ago. I'm overweight,more sedentary since I was put on bisoprolol and rampril. I'm off the beta blocker now but still have awful backache when I stand to do anything. I feel ok when I walk and keep moving. Is my posture...I'm overweight or another side effect of the meds? 

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    Most people who are overweight have all kinds of joint problems; the skeleton was not designed to carry excess weight and with time the joints start to compress and the result is pain. That your back pain started with the afib episodes was, in my opinion, coincidental.

    That said, afib also could be the result of faulty cardiac blumbing that results from being overweight.

    You are in an exceptionally tough situation, but the best way to try to remedy it would be to start to lose weight and keep it off for good. Very tough situation, but I do not think you could fix the other issues without attacking the weight issue first.

    Good luck


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      I agree! I have to lose some of this weight gained through lack of activity.. The beta blockers certainly slowed me down. Prior to the meds ,I was a fairly active person. Thanks for your reply.
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    The answer to your question is  for me  - No to back pain.    If you as you say you are ok walking then as frank61666 has replied it sounds like compression and you need a better chair.     As for bisoprolol and weight    - I am overweight but was consistently at the same weight until I went on bisoprolol  and boy have I put weight on across the tummy but that is typical from what I have read on this site  + they seem to make me want regular meals so don't help that way eithier!    
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    Ramipril was very, very bad for my PAfib. Bisoprolol is much better.

    Do you take statins?

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      No statins, stopped the atenlol about a month ago and I'm just on 2.5 rampril. I've just been reading  on the web that rampril can cause backache! Maybe I've found the culprit. 

         Prior to the atenlol I was on bisop but had bad side effects so my GP changed my meds to atenolol. Same prob though...bad side effects. 

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      Hi Elizabeth,

      I was diagnosed with PAF a year ago and put on Bisoporol and eventually warfarin, I also experience backache since I started the meds, but am as skinny as a rake so although I agree with the others that weight is a factor, it isn;t in my case.


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    I have lower back issues due to spondalosis, but it had got much worse when taking apixaban & sinvaststin,

    since i have stopped theses 2 drugs i dont get very little back ache or pain, i also feel much fitter & not as tired as before when on the drugs mentioned above.

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      I take 2.5 mg rampril and rivaroxiban. I have awful backache when I stand. I have to keep sitting down! I'm not in so much discomfort when I walk. The backache and shaky feeling in my legs only started when I was put on bisoprolol and rampril.im off the beta blocker now . 

         I've read an article...think it was daily telegraph...that attributes lots of side effects..including backache with meds! 

      Neither my GP or the cardio, thought it was due to meds! Very dismissive. Keep taking the tablets!

       I would like to know if A/F causes the backache. Fed up trying to find the answer! 

      Thanks for your post.

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      No I dont think AF causes back ache / Pain, i am almost certain it will be the side effects of the Meds', it was in my case, & of course you being over weight does not help

      Riveroxiban is the same as Apixaban

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