AF and Bisopropolol

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Hello,

I was diagnosed with AF in February this year and given Apixaban and Bisopropolol for a rapid heartbeat. After a failed cardioversion last month I have now been told I must take Apixaban for life.

The cardiologist said this was the most important and Bisopropolol was not as important. I stopped taking Bisopropolol after I saw him last Tuesday. I had been feeling very tired and wondered if I would feel better for giving it up. I feel much better now though I dont know if my heartbeat is still rapid. I drink decaffinated coffee but dont know if there is anything else I could do. Does anyone know of any natural remedies to slow down the heart without resorting to tablets? All advice welcome.

Thanks,

Kathleen

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    Hi Kathleen,

    I am surprised he has given you apixaban, I was given that for a blood clot in the lung as it is supposed to break up PE's better than other anticoagulants. I only took apixaban for a month instead of the 3 months prescribed as it made me ill with a sever headache, sickness, and a racing heart, it messed up my adrenal glands. I am still not right after 3 months.

    Bisoprolol destroyed my hubbies heart health, he suffered every side effect and more, I personally hate this drug after seeing him getting so ill.

    There are lots of natural foods and supplements. The one everyone needs these days is magnesium, it is so important to every function in the body.

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      Hello Jen,

      Thanks for this reply. I was told that patients are not given warfarin anymore and that Apixaban works much better. I have no side effects from it. Interesting about your hubby being so badly affected by Bosoprolol and I feel so much better for not taking it. Yes I must take magnesium as I keep hearing about that.

      Kind regards,

      Kathleen

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      People are given warfarin Kathleen, doctors seem to have been told to give the newer anticoagulants a drive by the drug companies. Just at a loss why you have been given it for AF as aspirin is still the one normally given.

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      I have been on Apixaban for about three years or more since it came out. Asprin is not strong enough to prevent blood clots if you are in AF permanently as I am. You do not want a stroke. I have no side effects whatsoever and feel safe that I wont have a stroke. I am also on Metropolol to slow the rate again no side effects as the body gets used to things. We are all different you have to work out what suits you but you do not want a stroke.

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      Hello Julie,

      Thanks for replying. Yes in am in AF permanently and I am happy to continue with Apixaban. Like you I have no side effects at all. It is now ten days since I took the Bisopropolol and I am feeling really well for the first time in nearly a year. It certainly did not seem to suit me and I am not going to take it again. I have no idea if my heart has speeded up again but I feel so well I just can`t see it.

      Kind regards,

      Kathleen

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