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JimCar

670d

How long and what meds do you take for AF?

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    • AC9

      594d

      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

    • AC9

      594d

      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

    • twinkit

      639d

      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.

      • AC9

        594d

        @twinkit 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

    • Rooney

      665d

      Brand new at this AFib stuff. On diltiazem and eliquis.

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