How long and what meds do you take for AF?
Brand new at this AFib stuff. On diltiazem and eliquis.
Flecanide and Metoprolol. Flecanide is what saved me. I've been on it about 8 years now. I think I've had about 3 big episodes since and 2 small ones that I can recall.
i’ve had proxies mother a fib since 2014. It would only happen during dehydration, post alcohol drinking, or after a big meal during the middle of the night. It became more frequent particularly during heavy exercise due to dehydration. I tried metoprolol but it did not work. Now I’ve tried flecainide with metoprolol and it seems to keep the a fib at bay as it had begun to happen more than just every few weeks. I was getting it every day on and off. The metoprolol extended release at 25 mg plus flecainide at 50 mg morning and night seems to help a lot in keeping the a fib at bay. It would still push through when the various triggers come into play but is now acting more like the paroxysmal a fib I’ve had for many years and has kept the daily a fib episodes away. I’m 58
My heart is structurally in good shape so the dangers of anti-arrhythmia or much less. I do feel tired or generally have less energy as a result but to be able to keep the a fib away is been a blessing. I hope it lasts for a long time without creating any other negative side effects. I was going to have an ablation but I’m still apprehensive and prefer alternatives for as long as possible before messing around with the physicality of my heart
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