I commented in an earlier post. I've been on BYSTOLIC (5 mg)for about 3 months. The 1'st side effect which I became aware of was sharp pain in my knees, and achy legs when using the stairs. These pains got better after about a month. Other side effects include weight gain, high cholesterol (on my last blood test TOTAL chol went from about 200 to 266),sexual side-effects (low libido),fatigue and worst of all my last blood pressure reading was high (150/100). On the plus side, this beta-blocker seems to provide the best heart rate control and did not cause me sleep problems, nightmares, cold hands and feet etc..(like older beta blockers) I believe BISOPROLOL (ZEBETA)though an older beta blocker, is currently the better beta blocker, but it does not provide the greatest heart rate control.
I have been on 5mg bystolic for a couple of months. My knees also ache. The worst part is I am exhausted all the time. I have also put on 15 pounds in the couple of months I've been taking it. It is controlling my heart rate. I also take Micardis.
I started taking bystolic 10mg (samples) for constant irregular heartbeat. Yes it definitely cured that but gave me the same muscle fatigue in my legs that you mention, they felt like they weighed a ton! Was also on some lisinopril for HBP. Because the stuff worked on my heart it was worth it to me to try to get used to it or work with the dosing with my doctor. After several different trials, I am now taking 5 mg bystolic and no lisinopril and my body seems to have adjusted. While I am overweight, I did not gain any additional weight as others have mentioned. I am also not exhausted. I recently had blood work so we will see if it had some kind of effect on my cholesterol as others have had. I hope not. It was interesting to hear that someone else had the heavy legs because my doc seemed surprised that I had that as a side effect. It is definitely the bystolic because when I went off it, the fatigue went away.
63, active working , 4 - 8 miles per weekall my readings are normal. low colesterol, etc, etc. however my bp goes from 130/80 to 155/95' I have excersiced all my life, do not smoke, have not smoked, eat well, doctor wants to do angypla to see my heart arteries after he check me for strees test.
I have apnea, he says this is not relevant. was prescrib bystolic and first tekterna, which i did not like side effect because b.p. went really low, cold feets and hands, lost of sexual desires, not wanting to do anything and insomnia.
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I am so glad I found this site! My doctor was doing the "it's in your head" thing with me when I told him about the weight gain. This week I am having a lot of unusual knee and leg pain and no one can say why. The pain only starts after I take my 5mg Bystolic tablet. I too gained 15 pds with no dietary changes. I joined Weight Watchers and an wasting money nothing seems to be working to lose the weight.
I to have had a weight gain of 22 pounds and having "heavy legs" but
I have trouble sleeping, as well. I have always been slim, but have put on
weight in my midriff section. I walk two miles per day, have eliminated
most salt from my diet, stopped cafinated drinks, cut back on bread, trying
everything I know to get this weight off. It is VERY discouraging. My
blood pressure fluctuates, and before I started this medication, I was
approx. 140 over 82. Doctor added hydrochlorithiazide to reduce the swelling of ankles and feet I have started to have at days end. It appears
the "cure" is worse than the disease. Is there any relief for this weight gain?