AFIB caused by Ibuprofen

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overuse of ibuprofen has left me with atrial fibrillation which I was diagnosed with 4 weeks ago. I had no idea ibuprofen could damage or effect the heart in such a way but after searching the web find it is more common than people think. I can only hope now that stopping the use of NSAIDS altogether that one day my heart will recover and have regular beat and speed again.

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    I really think my afib was caused by glucosamine. More awareness needs to be made of these common drugs and supplements.
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      I couldn't agree more, a GP once told me there isn't anything on the pharmacist shelf that wont do you harm if you have to much of it, in my case it was antibiotics I was given them for chronic bladder disease in huge doses over 20 years.

      L.

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    Did the Doctor tell you the NSAIDS caused it? That is pretty scary! 
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    Are you on any drugs for AFIB?

    Tylenol is only pain reliever acceptable with AFIB .

    Doesn't touch pain for joints and inflammation!

    Miss my Motrin!

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    He's put me on 2.5mg a day bisoprolol. I asked him if he thought the HUGE amounts of ibuprofen over 5 years could have caused it, he said studies had shown a connection between prolonged high dose use of NSAIDS especially ibuprofen and heart speed and rhythm disorders like AFIB/SVT etc.

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      Having taken a number of bp meds, all of which brought on my afib (or palpitations as the drug info would say), Bisoprolol is my preferred bp med but I take it in the evening not morning. Since taking in the evening I haven't had an episode for 6 weeks which is a record for me.

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      same here when I first started Bisoporol I had huge problems pharmacist suggested taking in the evening, and like you since then I have had no problems.

      L.

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    He's referred me to the hospital to have a 24hr tape fitted to try and confirm his diagnosis

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