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I'm 43, recently underwent a stent. Prior to the procedure I was on 2.5mg, then 5mg, then 7.5 then 10 of Bisoprolol to help with the pain whilst waiting. The lower doses really did nothing for me - I'm a tall, average built guy, fariyl fit and the doc warned me the doses would end up higher.
But now I've had the stent, I'm still on the 10mg for life, along with a handful of other drugs.
Thing is, some days - today - I am in an absolute daze. I don't eat, I walk like a zombie, I can barely communicate with my partner and I feel incredibly down, inside. On the one hand I know what is causing it and I know how it's affecting everything but then I can't control or fix it.
I've talked to the doctor about lowering the dose, but he has concerns and wants me to stay on 10 for longer.
I find it incredibly hard to raise my heart rate. I was in physio after the procedure and had a target HR of 115, I couldn't get over 91 on the exercises they had me doing, despite them continually telling me to work harder - the reps weren't long enough. The original 115 took me a constantly increasing walk to run test, over 20 mins.
Sorry if I am rambling. I am just looking for others as I'm sure this is common. Is this usual? At some point I have to return to work, but like this, I can't imagine it.
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