Hi all, I was diagnosed with p/afib over a year ago It was discovered after I had went to the doctor about an unrelated issue, and so happened to mention that I had felt faint while I was doing the pedal for Scotland he sent me for tests and the Ecg picked up the AFIB had all the usual checks.
I used to swim 4k four times a week plus some cycling on top I am 63. I now find after being put on 2.5mg of Bisoprolol and an aspirin a day that I can only manage 2k approx and have put weight on. I have just been back to the doctors after a year he puts it down to the Afib I never had an issue prior to the medication while swimming nor had any symptoms that I was aware of. Occasionally I used to get a bit dehydrated after the long swims which came in the form of feeling a bit faint (again can be Afib). I now feel that I am not getting enough air and again I know this also can be a symptom of Afib.
The doctor is going to refer me back to the cardiologist I only saw a specialist cardio nurse the first time who prescribed the Bisoprolol. Reading all the info on Bisprolol this beta blocker is used to control high blood pressure which I have never had my normal heart rate is in the 50's when in Afib it was 103. I know this is becoming long winded my issue is with the Bisoprolol. My score on the chart was zero so he felt no need for blood thinner at the moment. Any comments/ ideas Thx.