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Finvola
Finvola
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It’s now nearly three months since I was changed from Bisoprolol to Nebivolol and got back my energy and ability to do more than very mild exercise without gasping for breath.

This morning I decided seriously to tackle the weeds in my berry patch - something which would have been unthinkable whilst I took Bisoprolol.

Hoe, rake, gloves and Border Collie side-kick in tow, I did a super job and felt sooo proud of myself. I also felt a massive twinge in my stupid back. I’m now immobile and cussing a silly old woman who thinks she’s a young thing.

You can’t win - maybe Bisoprolol is there to keep our exuberance in check? πŸ˜‚

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Sorry about the back Finvola but good to hear you are getting some fresh air and excercise so good for your heart :-)

It's ironic isn't it, taking heart medication can prevent you from doing the things that can help your heart and the less you do the less you are able to do.

Get the ice pack out :-)

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to doodle68

Yes, it is four years since I needed to take care not to overdo anything - Bisoprolol did it for me. I did struggle in the last years to keep as fit as I could by doing short stints - lesson learned (ha ha).

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Oh dear ! So easy to get carried away in the garden....learnt my lesson in the past! I need to get on with cutting back bushes but it's so hot I keep putting it off and the ground is rock hard (South East coast ). Hope you haven't done too much damage ?!

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Hidden

We had a long dry spell in N Ireland which kept many of the weeds down and I thought I would hit them whilst they were down. Just a pull and a wee warning - ice pack, hot waterbottle and Downton DVD’s for the rest of the day.

BobD
BobDVolunteer

Sorry to read that but so typical of us who still think we are 35! I did some digging the other evening and wondered why I had aches all over yesterday. In fact it is only your story which allowed the penny to drop.

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to BobD

Yep - and I don’t think we ever learn. ☹️

Oh, it's such a shame isn't it! Why do our bodies have to protest just because we get a high energy day.You told your story so well Finvola, I'll look forward to the next instalment of how you're feeling tomorrow. Love to hear about border collies, my dad always had one to help him bring the cows in for milking. Such loyal dogs.

Jean

Walking wounded today Jean, thank goodness. I love Border Collies - we’ve always had one but since we moved to the middle of a hill farm, we’ve had to make sure the dog does no freelance sheep herding! It always amazes me just how easy they are to train.

Sorry to hear that Finvola, lets hope you're soon ok again and can set about your garden at a slower pace. Collies are extremely intelligent and so eager to help and please. Just love them.

Vonnieruth
Vonnieruth
in reply to Finvola

Can doctor at my surgery change my Bisoprolol now I'm not under hospital

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Vonnieruth

A GP has the authority Vonnie. When I saw my GP, I mentioned the symptoms but I concentrated more on the impact on my life which those symptoms were having and suggested Bisoprolol could be to blame. Breathlessness was already mentioned in my cardiologist’s reports (several times) so my GP immediately suggested I try Nebivolol.

Best wishes if you decide to ask your GP.

Vonnieruth
Vonnieruth
in reply to Finvola

Thank you Obviously it's doing its job as I feel ok regarding palpitations but I do feel tired and at times a little out of breath

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Vonnieruth

I still know that I'm taking something which 'dampens' me down and I'm not as active as I was before starting beta blockers but it's the comparison between the effects of the two on my breathing which is amazing.

Vonnieruth
Vonnieruth
in reply to Finvola

That's good and is it helping to keep pulse steady for you

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Vonnieruth

My resting pulse on 1.25 Bisop was in the low 70’s and on 2.5 Nebivolol is in the mid 60’s. I also suspect (will regret saying this) that my ectopics are less noticeable, although that could be a co-incidence and I’m just in a quiet phase at the moment.

Vonnieruth
Vonnieruth
in reply to Finvola

I'm on 2.5mg Bisoprolol pulse veries between in 60s to in 70s

Do hope it settles quickly. I feel about 30 when I wake up but once I'm vertical it's all a bit different .

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Bagrat

Know that feeling, Bagrat! It’s a pity it didn’t register in my brain in time!

Noo! What a shame! Hope you recover quickly :) x

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to JaneFinn

Thanks, Jane - it’s chucking it down today, so surely it’ll be safe indoors? πŸ˜„

I read your post in the car park of the viewing point above you yesterday!

Hope your back is easing up a little. πŸ˜€

Wasn’t it lovely yesterday and so clear? We could see to the far mountainsof Donegal. Just a stiff reminder of my enthusiasm left today.

Nebivolol has been fantastic for me since changing from Bisoprolol

Cant recommend it highly enough. Very little fatigue and no sexual side effects

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Mal7896

Same here, it has really made a difference to my ability to do things - sometimes too much.

Oh dear! Well thats one way to think of bisoprolol in a good way!! Hope your back settles soon...youll have to content yourself with sitting and admiring your efforts. Take care xx

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to wilsond

I actually laughed as I hobbled back to the house - thinking darned Nebivolol! The other half of the berry patch awaits . . . .

Hi Finvola

You know your getting old when it takes all night to do what you used to do all night, and then you get back ache.

Don't dig too deep.

Flyer.

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Flyer2820

Oh my, you’re right there, Flyer.

Old age + young brain = disappointment. πŸ˜‰

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Still waiting to take this step as there always seems to be something happening before I do! This time its daughter grandson and dog coming for the week and expecting ructions between my cat and dog!! Will report on outcome next week! πŸ˜―πŸ˜•

Finvola
Finvola
in reply to Hidden

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