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I have been on Bisoprolol for more than 3 years in various doses as high as 7.5 but for the past year I have been on 1.25. I had a heart attack 3 and half years ago and I have had periods of almost complete recovery and periods when I did not feel right, breathless chest pains felling wobbley. Over that time I have been sent to A&E by my doctor twice and been on my own accord twice. EVERY time the tests came back clear. I have had 2 stress test again normal. After my last stress test I asked the consultant about coming off Bisorolol. She said if I felt they were not giving me any benifit it was up to me. I decided to go cold turkey and its now 5 weeks and I feel good. I have not had any withdrawl at all so far. I have noticed my heart rate has increased from 60 to 80 when resting and goes higher than before when I exercise. I believe this was the reason I felt crap on this drug. Sometimes your heart needs to pump harder and holding it back all the time can be a bad thing for people like me who's heart was not damaged by a heart attack. However not the right solution for everyone so advise is needed from your doctors before you stop.
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