I had to go doctors about 8 months ago as I was feeling really tired all the time. He thought it was due to the Metropol I was taking ( I had a heart attack 9 years ago ) he put me on bisoporol instead. The tiredness went away but he also ordered me to have an ECG. This showed up AF. So he sent me to see the cardiologist who did another ECG and said it wasn't AF but ectopic beats. To make sure he had me wear a monitor for 24 hours. The results showed that the lower chamber of my heart was giving of lots of beats. He has now told me I need to have an angiogram to see if their is an underlying cause for this.
I had to go back yesterday for another ECG as he increased my bisoporol on the first visit. Their was no change so he said I should stop the bisoporol and go on 40mg of sotalol instead. I came home and looked this sotalol up on the web. It states that this should be administered in a hospital environment so my heart can be monitored for the first 3 days plus it states that it should NOT be used in people with copd. I have moderate to severe copd. I haven't started this drug yet as I am too scared. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow with my GP who happens to be a cardiologist. To say I am scared is an understatement. Thing is I have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. What do you guys think.
Thanks for your time.