Off Bisoprolol altogether

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hi everyone

I went on a half dose for 6 days and decided I couldn't bear to go through the ups and downs again going slowly so I stopped taking them yesterday.    Was only taking .62mcg.      My heart rate is okay I do feel jittery and am a bit upset as my friends are telling me I am talking too fast and am all speeded up.   I suppose that is the adrenaline kicking in.      People used to laugh at me because I was always on the go, very enthusiastic and talked too fast I have enjoyed being more laid back and thought I had changed now maybe am thinking it was the Bisoprolol I don't want to stay like this either.    I hope things balance out soon.

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    Hi Alibalibea,  Have you had your thyroid checked, because an overactive one can spreed you up.
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      yes I have thanks and it's okay.    My heart rate is normal as well I just feel jittery inside and don't know air am speaking fast till someone tells me.   It's having extra adrenaline in my body it will take time to balance out.

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      It is probably the adrenaline.

      Again, when we don't take a drug, our brain and nervous system work normally.

      When you are excited, happy or scared, our body pumps more adrenaline, and then when the adrenaline gets into our brain, our brain is sending signals to our organs and brain speeds up our heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and similar.

      Now, when we take Beta blockers (for arrhytmias, high blood pressure and similar), it works in that way that Beta blockers blocks the adrenaline.

      So, basically, we have the same amount of adrenaline in our bodies as before Beta blockers.

      But Beta blockers are not allowing, let's say 50% of that adrenaline to reach our brain.

      So, if less adrenaline gets into our brain, then our brain won't automatically speed up our heart rate and blood pressure.

      Or, it will speed up our heart rate and raise a blood pressure only slightly.

      So, Beta blockers are actually blocking our natural mechanisms (brain-heartrate control).

      Our brain is being fooled and it thinks that we are resting or that we are relaxed all day long since adrenaline is not coming into a brain.

      The problem is, when your brain is NOT affected by adrenaline, brain forgets how to deal with it.

      The same as how when you are running for 2 hours everyday for years, your muscles are in a good shape.

      Then if you don't run at all for 20 years, your muscles will become weak.

      If you will try to run suddenly after 20 years of inactivity, your muscles won't be able to run at all, right?

      Well, the same happens now with our brain.

      When Beta blockers are affecting our adrenaline, our brain forgets over time how to deal with adrenaline.

      And then when you quit the drug, your brain is like a muscle which was inactive for years.

      And you are too sensitive to everything.

      Almost as if you have to relearn again how to cope with a normal life and with being happy, sad, scared, excited etc.

      The good thing is that it gets better over time, but a withdrawal is different from a person to person.

      But usually it is affected by: how large dose have you been taking plus how many years have you been taking a drug.

      If a dose was larger, it will take more time to readjust to a normal state again.

      If you have been taking a drug for a lot of years, it is the same. It will usually take a lot of time to readjust.

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    Dear all its been 18 days now and I thought I would give a little update for those who are thinking about stopping the Bisoprolol.   I'm still feeling a bit jittery but have more energy.    Last week I walked 159000 steps.    I can get up out of bed without feeling dizzy, am sleeping much better, going to the toilet less!!!!! during the night and my concentration is better.     My heart rate still goes from zero to hero very quickly too quickly I think and I can feel it.   I still don't feel content I think it's all too much of a roller coaster getting used to the adrenaline but stopping the medication so far, has not been as hard as I thought it would.   My blood pressure which I went on the meds for is mainly staying within healthy normal limits.     Bob advised drinking more fluids, this has definitely helped to slow my heart rate down and I continue with magnesium 200 mg in the morning and at night.    Hope that wee update helps someone.   😄

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