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Hi, i was diagnosed with AF approx.4/5mths ago. I was prescibed 2.5mg Bisloprolol & 20mg Rivaroxaban. All was going ok, apart from having episodes after my evening meal everthying was pretty good once i got use to the medication.
?Then a few weeks ago i noticed my heart rate was slightly low, usually between 46-54 (im 42yrs old),so i mentioned this to my gp, the Bisloprolol was reduced to 1.25mg but after a couple of weeks i had to go back to my gp as my af was not controlled at all. I was put back on the 2.5mg Bisloprolol about a week ago, but since then i have had more or less continous ectopic beats, a feeling of fluttering in the neck area,& have noticed my heart beat is very irregular, not necessarily fast but definately irregular, also the last week ive had a headache on/off each day and noticed ive become very lightheaded, (i had some surgery in my mouth a couple of weeks ago to remove a lump but i was informed i also had chronic infection aound the jaw bone which they sorted, so originally put the headaches & light headedness down to this?). What i read about AF is mainly the heart rate increasing, and at times mine does for a short while, but ive noticed that mine is mainly an irregular heartbeat, is this all the same for AF?
?Since the change of dosage down then up, ive never been the same as when originally went on the medication, should i give it a little longer to let the medication kick in so to speak or does it seem that now the 2.5mg bisloprolol not being as effective as originally was?
?Any help or advice greatly appreciated, thankyou.
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