Hi ive not been officially diagnosed with AF, my cardiologist thinks I probably have PAF. My problem at the moment is my Betablockers, I have been on 160mg of propranolol for 25 yrs, was getting a lot of breakthro ectopics, tachycardia. To cut a long story short, ive tried several different Betablockers but i'm having trouble finding one to suit me. The best so far has been Atenolol, 125mg. Over time this had given me the most terrible muscle cramps! So bad I haven't been able to move, the pain indescribable. On my dr's advice I've taken Magnesium daily, eaten my way thro many Bananas, extra calcium, drank copious amounts of tonic water!? Im at a loss to know what to do.. Ive recently moved so thought id ask my new GP, he put me on Bisoprolol, well I titrated the atenolol and got up to 6.25mgs Bisoprolol, I felt totally awful! Also the muscle cramps were coming back and my feet and ankles have swelled alarmingly. I can't face feeling so awful so ive cut the Bosoprolol back to 2.5mgs which I can tolerate, also taking 50mgs of atenolol, which I can also tolerate without the cramps at 50mgs. My question is does anyone regularly take 2 Betablockers at the same time? Is it safe? Ive got a phone consultation Monday with my gp to get his advice. Was just wondering if anyone can take 2 lower doses of BB longterm? Thanks for reading, it is a bit longwinded
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