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Hi all. I hope you may be able to shed some light on my situation. I have been taking bisoprolol for around a year now, since having a valve replacement. Initially on 2.5 mg and then about 6 months ago I lowered gradually with the GP permission to 1.25. I should point out that I started suffering panic attacks about 9 months ago. Which I now think bisoprolol may have had a hand in. However a few weeks ago I spoke to the GP with regards to coming off altogether. He told me I could just stop them it would be fine. However I didn't do that, instead I split the tabs in two and took one half per day. All was well for a couple of days. Soon though I started to feel very anxious and lightheaded. Also as if shaking inside. And my breathing was not great either. So I upped the dose the following day and since then it has gradually got a little better. I am five days into the full dose now and still don't feel quite as good as I did before lowering to the half dose. I have spoken to another GP to ask how long it will take before I get back to where I was before. I don't think she knew really. I also asked if maybe I should take I little more than 1.25 just to get the level up so I feel better. I was told to stay with the 1.25 for a while longer. Well that's fine and I will but the days are are not comfortable as I feel weak and shaky as if I'm on the cusp of lightheadedness. My question to you guys is do you feel that more time is needed for the 1.25 to get back to where I was or after 5 days has it reached its full potential. Any advice would be appreciated. Gary.
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