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The NHS in the UK is a bit rubbish- My doctor did all sorts of blood tests and a 'quick' ecg one morning to tell me that my heart palpitations and my chest pain was 'all in your head' because my blood results, my heart reading and my blood pressure were 'fine'... but put me on Bisoprolol anyway just 'to give you peace of mind' he got me schedualed however for a 7day ECG the only problem is the NHS have given me the date of the start as the 19th of july. Because the other doctor thinks it 'could be something else but we dont know yet' There seems to be a communication conflict between doctors!
I'm 29, female and I do suffer with social anxiety and its only increased by my health (i had depression a few years ago) He told me to come off the biosoprolol 2.50 mg completly 3 or 4 days before my ecg or it'll mess it up. But I tried to do what the pharmacist told me and half the pill and then take that for a week and then take half of a half for another week and then stop completly and it made me feel awful again within a day of half a pill, i felt worse than when i went on it. (i've only been on it for two weeks at the full dose so far) Even the pharmacist was surprised he'd even put me on it just 'to get you to july' given that she said you can't just stop it instantly.
I was also told by the doc they give this pill to people who suffer stage fright so it's harmless, but that's not what i've heard from other people.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I cant reschedule that 7 day ecg the NHS wont let me. I'm scared I'll end up with a real heart attack if I stop this drug and my anxiety support (my mum) is currently on vacation in another country so I'm on my own.
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