Hi there. I've been reporting strange symptoms to my GPs for several years but was finally taken notice of 3 months after reporting palpitations. A new GP sent me for a 24 hour ECG, then I spent 2 weeks panicking until I saw yet another GP today. I suffer from anxiety and assumed that my palpitations were related (maybe are) but today I was told I had SVT and was prescribed bisoprolol, with a warning that it might lower my blood pressure and heart rate too much. I think initially this GP planned to give me propranolol but I had that 10 years ago after my husband died and it made me ill. Well, I've taken my 1st 2.5 mg tablet and my heart has slowed, I'm not getting palpitations anywhere near as much, but after a bad night last night I decided to have an hours nap early afternoon and I couldn't sleep because of episodes of my heart racing. Maybe that's just because I've only just started this drug, as it was only an hour or two after I'd taken the first dose. Now my heart rate has dropped to the low 60s, sometimes high 50s and I don't seem to have had any side-effects yet. I have to see a GP again in a month to see how I get on with this med and she said that if it didn't work I might need to see a cardiologist. I'm not planning to see the same GP though (never seen her before) and have no faith in her as she diagnosed my friend with COPD when he had heart failure and passed away a week ago. She doesn't have a very good reputation with people I know although she seemed pleasant enough and probably spent at least 10 minutes with me when a consultation here is supposed to take 5 minutes. How can anything but pill-pushing be done in 5 minutes?