My husband is struggling with things 6 weeks after first diagnosis of AF and being prescribed Warfarin and 1 x Bisoprolol 2.5mg daily. He was very tired and lethargic in first 3 weeks and had various aches and pains and "noisy ears". However the tiredness seemed to be decreasing slowly and he started going for a gentle mile walk every day and felt reasonably OK afterwards. During the last couple of days he has been disappointed to suddenly be faced with having to stop walking because his legs feel like jelly and he has no energy again and he has these weird cramps in his calves and feet.
The GP has asked if he could persevere with the Bisoprolol for another couple of weeks in expectation that these effects will lessen by then. He did say that if they had not reduced by then he could drop the dose to 1.25mg and monitor.
Have others noticed this boomerang effect with Bisoprolol? After reading other members experiences with all beta-blockers I suppose what we are really trying to find out is whether it's likely that things will get better sooner rather than later.
AF really seems to be one of the most contrary illnesses that you struggle to come to terms with so we are really grateful for the help and support offered here.