AFib and medication

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Can any one tell me that they have found meds for there AFib with not to many side effects, i am on my third lot and everyone is making me so ill.Think doc is running out of ideas.

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    Sorry to say most AFIB drugs I have tried have side effects - wish I could report differently .
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    Sorry to say that I have to agree with Deirdre -- they all have negative side affects. If u find one that actually is helping, may be could ask your doc to cut down on the dosage.    That might help.  Good luck. 
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    I have had no side effects on Bisoprolol taken with Dabigatran over a year

    Don age 75

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    I had really bad side effects from AFib tablets,my Cardiologist seemed very surprised and made me feel I was the only one having problems

    I take atenolol, flecainide and spironolactone ,took a while to get used to them but okay now. He has just added perindopril which is making me feel awful. I have decided to take one every other day to try and alleviate the tiredness and feeling so low. 

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      You can ask for a 2nd opinion from another consultant BUT in another hospital in the UK/NHS and happens quite a lot.  Never ask for a 2nd opinion from a consultant in the same hospital, they will quite naturally not contradict  a colleague.

      Your GP will need to do it and make sure you go to a hospital with a large cardiology department and specialist experitise in AF. A Teaching hospital is a good bet.

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    How individuals feel on medication can be to do with their liver function. All drugs oral drugs are metabolished by the liver whose function can deteriorate as we age. Most consultants and docs give out standard doses without any thought as to how individual patients might be metabolising them . Any compromised liver function can result in a build up of the drug in the system. Often it pays to see if a lower dose will keep the symptoms of the illness at bay without giving awful side effects.
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    Hi April,

    It took me about a month to get used to Bisoporol, after my chemist suggested I take it in the evening about 9pm no trouble since.

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    I am taking Tikosyn and so far , find it fairly easy to take with good results . Best, Didi
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    It seems that the same AF drugs affect different people in different ways. I am on Sotalol, 160gm daily, and Warfarin. I don't find the Warfarin a problem, and the Sotalol keeps my AF to one bout each 3 weeks approx.

    BUT I was on Bisoprolol plus Flecainide for a few weeks. That put me into permanent AF which only stopped when I went back to Sotalol. YMMV. (UK, retired male)

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