Quick update – I spoke to the GP today and have put up the dose of Bisoprolol beta-blocker to cope with the increased rate of palpitations. The higher dose (an extra 1.25mg) had an immediate effect and the palpitations have settled.
He is going to try me on a different ACE inhibitor drug and hopefully it will not make me sick, nor have symptoms that resemble Parkinson’s! Breathlessness is still increased but maybe that will settle again once I’m on the new drug.
I think the lesson I can take from this is that coming off the ACE inhibitor was a bad idea and resulted in changes that weren’t obvious at first but came to the forefront when I had an extra event to cope with, like the effects of the flu jab. I wasn’t doing quite as well as I thought.