Living with beta blockers
Hi allan 41 from edinburgh here.
I had dual chamber pacemaker fitted in October last year for sinus bradycardia and intermitent bouts of a-fib.
I cannot seem to get used to beta blocker atenlol -
Is it normal to feel shattered all the time on beta blockers/
Is it normal for the colour to drain from your face I feel a look pale all the time now.
Also I started waking up in the morning with pins and needles in my little fingers and now it is progressed to hardly being able to feel my hands at all?
I have lived with afib on and off for 6 years so I am wondering is my life better going back to life before beta blockers? but the flip side of that is if i was to carry on having sustained attacks of afib when I was asleep i would still wake up tired anyway not to mention the risk of a stroke.
I guess what I am really asking is there anyone out there who has managed to fight through the effects of beta blockers and get used to it.
I dont feel I can ask my gp there attitude is kind of well you have your pacemaker and medication so just live with it.
sorry guys just feeling sorry for myself -most of the time I am ok it is just sometimes the future seems bleak I guess the most frustrating thing is finding a difinitive answer and at 41 i certainly dont want to give up but i just dont know what to try next