went to doctor a few weeks ago feeling 'weird' with a fast irregular heartbeat. Within 20 mins I was in ambulance and on way to Hosptial.
Ok 2 days later they have corrected and slowed heartbeat with drips and they ready to send me home on the Thursday... I feel great again.
They put me on 5mg Bisoprolol and I take first one on the Friday... i am immediatley tired and achey and slightly breathless... i put this down to the 24+ hours of racing irregular heartbeat. Particularly since i felt pretty good again the next day. However pretty much every second day now I am completley wiped out - could fall asleep anytime and am still breathless... but more worrying is the anxiety - bordering on fear.. I get mini-adrenalin rushes which I fear are preludes to racing heartbeat again... mild panic that im actually going to get a heart attack - and some chest / muscle pain as well as trapped wind. Very lethargic and hard to concentrate / focus on something.
I am sorry to hear that others experience these symptoms but am relieved to find that this may actually be down to my reaction to the drug... and that there may be alternatives.
I am 48 and up to recently have been very active with a keen mind (computer architecture / engineering) but
I have nothing but admiration for the medical profession (in particular the ones who helped me) but I will be calling on my doctor very soon to discuss how healthy I am and what I can do about these side effects if thats what they turn out to be.