svt and palpitations

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I,ve been on Bisoprolol .1.25 mg for 3 months now, does anybody get the pressure in the head as if its going to burst also my heartbeat gets very strong and i feel somebody is squeezing my throat even though i,m taking the drug regular.  I do get a breakthrough of the palpitations at times too.

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    I had Ventricular Tachycardia, when  I had a run of arrhythmias, I would feel pressure inside my eyes and the feeling I was being strangled, I could also feel pressure in the artieries at my groin.

    The Bisoprolol though would prevent this from happening, maybe you need a larger dose but in my case 1.25 seems to have ruined me as it turns out I am alergic, gave me anapolaptic shock according to the hospital discharge letter.

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      Yes i follow everybodys posts, it gives reassurance through this. The heart specialist told me to take one in the morning and one at night, i don,t like the side effects, sometimes i don,t know which is the worse of the 2 evils.  Bisoprolol definitely affects my breathing, i feel congestion in my lungs  when i walk  briskly.
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    Hi Ann, I see you're still struggling!  It seems evident that you are not alone.  I have just browsed google before replying.  1.25 mg is a very small dose and so it seems to me that it's just as well!  I am struggling to understand why we are being ignored about our symptoms.  By that I mean, side-effects.  There are other beta-blockers out there.  Have you been back to the GP Ann?  Any news of a date for the ablation?  I had to go back on my Bisoprolol and am struggling with it - again!  My new Consultant is taking me off though and going to start me on something different - but I can't remember which one.  Kind Regards, Denise.

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      I,m waiting for an appointment at Barts hospital to look into an ablation and  check if i have AF, i get the missed heart beats with weird feelings.  I think all the Beta blockers are the same, they drop your blood pressure and heartbeat, this is making me depressed now and i can relate to a lot of people on here, another symptom is tht my brain feels foggy and unclear, i,ve always been an active sharp person with an excellent memory, unfortunately, i left my marriage 5 years ago after 40 years of mental abuse from an uncaring man, i could remember clearly all the bad things which destroyed my love for him.  My specialist gave me the answer to this by taking another bisoprolol but i can,t tolerate the side effects, i take it at night so i can live some sort of decent life during the day. Thanks for all your replies.
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      Oh Ann, life has been cruel.  Pretty well been there, got the t-shirt as the saying goes, but mine got the sack after 7 years.  That first night I slept beautifully.  It was a torment, but I was still young then.  Even the Bisoprolol varies.  The Sandoz brand, which is the one I know you can't take, was great at first.  Now the tiredness is back, but what I don't have (so far) is the light headedness.  Not all Beta-blockers are as bad.  Bisoprolol, as my new Consultant said yesterday, is not tolerated by so many and therefore he is changing it.  Prototocl means that he has to write to my GP for that to take place, he can't write the prescription.  Bonkers that.  Certainly where I am it is a case, that nothing else will be prescribed and I am totally perplexed.  It must be the QCC that dictate, due to price!  Please try Ann.  The sad thing is that so many of us have heart problems and then have to endure other issues due to side-effects.  My memory has gone as well Ann.  I was like you - as sharp as a razor, whilst I was off it and of course before.  It's not just 'memory' that's affected it's the here and now.  Ann, did they not put a Reveal (heart monitor) in your chest to ascertain the facts?  I'm going to start a new threat on 'Reveal Cardiac Arrhythmias' later today, so please have a look.  Cheer up Ann, look forward ..... I'm going to try and meet up with you, as I'm an Old Girl as well!  We can go cherry picking in Hereford(shire)!  Love the Brecons!

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      My grandmother came from Peterchurch Herefordshire, small world!   I,ve also got a slight heart murmur, i think due to a lifetime of palpitations. I live outside London now, i escaped from the beautiful country when i was young to get a better life, You mention your memory  and i find the here and now is also difficult, its like a fog in the brain.  I went home to Brecon in february to my uncles funeral, he was 96 and i had this massive attack of svt, i,d been having them for a long time even going to A and E once last year where they waited until it went down, surprisingly there was never any follow up until this big one, i think the Nhs is in trouble, they can,t cope with the volume of people especailly here 15 mile outside London. I,m feeling a lot better this afternoon, i just seem to still get these attacks of strong heartbeats which will only go away if i try to sleep, unfortunately i worry i won,t sleep at night so i just put up with it.  I got a friend in Blackwood Caerphilly. They still pick Strawberries outside Brecon, i used to go with my grandaughter here but they stopped it many years ago.

       

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      Hi Ann, so that's where the link to Barts comes from!  I thought you were living in Brecon, so sorry about that.  You are in good hands Ann.  I am so hoping for you that the ablation comes soon and that it will be successful!  I too have had the missed beats and I feel it in my chest and feel absolutely awful. That is when I feel the worst.  Thankfully, I've not had any (that I am aware of) for about 3 weeks.  They are just so horrid and frightening.  I sometimes wish there was an 'Arrhythmia nurse' available, to check us and reassure.  But you are right.  The NHS is under severe strain, we are just full to capacity.  Heart patients in my area I believe almost doubled last year to something like 15,000!  Funny, I moved away from London to Hertfordshire and then to here 30 years ago.  I sometimes regret it, as there is so much more in London when it comes to facilities.  You must be south of the river ... another regret, not moving there when I could have in early 2000!  Easier said than done Ann, so I'm not going to say try not to worry.  We are who we are and how we are.  Life isn't always easy, but chin up Ann and hopefully you can come of these beta-blockers as soon as the ablation take place.  Thinking of you.  Kind Regards, Denise.

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      Hi Denise!   You wouldn,t want to live in London now, its not good, you are not safe on the streets, you can,t leave your house because you may have been robbed when you come back, animals are stolen ,cars, everything that isn,t nailed down.  I live inside electric gates in a flat but you,re not safe there either, the back opens onto fields with railings, lovely view but nothing stops them.  I,m on facebook  ANN HOPE.  maybe the same photo, you can friend me only if you wish.  This heart is silent today so far, but did have a blip in the night, it feels as if its trying to go into svt, i had lots of them at night, i would try and relax until they subsided.  Have a nice day, i,m going to my daughters for dinner now, she lives a mile away.  Ann

       

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    Hi there,

    Im on 2.5mg bisoprolol have been for 3 1/2 years after a double heart bypass at only 43 years old,when i was fit healthy and didnt smoke and ate a healthy as i could,i never had a heart attack,but i am very lucky to be alive;since that date ive suffered head fuzz,palpatations,Tight throat as if im swallowing a golf ball,and loads of other symtoms,but have been in fight flight hyper

    Ive recently underwent 10 weeks of counsiling ,i eat very healthy food,execise regularly.I suspect you are suffering anxiety.

    I very rarely suffer any of the above symtoms and still take 2.5mg .Read a book called **** anxiety.

    Good look keep an open mind.

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      Thankyou!  i do suffer from anxiety but it appeared from nowhere, i thought bisoprolol would dampen down all these things, maybe i need to increase the dose which i don,t want to do because i want quality of life.  I am  sorry that you have been struck down so young, it doesn,t seem fair when you,ve ate healthy and never smoked.
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