painful back and legs

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I have been taking bisoprolol for about 8 months and my legs get so painful when i walk that i cannot walk more than about 300 yards before i have to stop and i have had to give up gardening because of my leg weakness. I also seem to be constantly having cold sweats, I am beginning to think it is a side effect of this medication ?????

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    I don't remember that happening to me but everything else went bad. There is nothing I could say good about that medicine or the other 2 that ended in lol

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    its a long time since i posted on here..but ...i had the same problem...weakness in my legs!had to keep sitting down. i had other side effects too. it took me ages to realise that i was having side effects from bisoprolol. i thought it was part of the a/ fib. my gp didnt listen just didnt answer my concern. i trusted him with my health issues and continued with this awful meds. after 4 years...a new gp changed me to atenlol. again i suffered...weight gain! zombie like, falling asleep... i decided to cut back on the beta blocker with his approval and then stopped taking it! the withdrawal was really bad... its taken at least 8 months ..im now beta blocker free. i still have a bad back, and some weakness in my legs. i think due to my overweight. im happier to be off it. lots of people have no side effects...but i definitely suffered. getting your gp to listen and respond ...well i hope yours is better than mine! take care.

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    I agree with everything Elizabeth said.

    I was on Biso for 3 months. It dropped my blood pressure and pulse to low. My hands and feet were freezing all of the time. I became a couch potato as I had nor energy and felt like a zoombie.

    I was taking it for atrial tachycardia. When I went for my first ablation attempt, I was told to stop taking it 5 days prior to procedure. I asked if that was okay, and my EP said it was just fine. Well it was not okay. I went into severe withdrawals. But at the time I did not know it was withdrawals. I though it was anxiety. I was then put on trazodone and a benzo ( klonopin). Nightmare!!!!!!!!!

    I then had to withdrawal from those, and it was the worst thing I have ever had to do. I am 18 months post withdrawal and still going through stuff.

    If I had realized the origional withdrawal was from the Biso, I would never had put myself through this. This has been about 3 years since this all started.

    Doctors do not have a clue when it comes to withdrawals.

    I told my doctor I would rather have tachycardia than be on biso.

    If I knew then what I know now..........

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    YES random leg issues here also, amongst man other side effects. unfortunately ive been on the drug for two years the doctors always discounted my complaints (I started to believe them too) saying I just had anxiety

    I can couch for the comments here this drug is awful 😦

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