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  • Increase heart rate when standing

    Hi in 2014 I had three attacks of fast heart rate is was sent to hospital and given a heart ultrasound which showed everything to be OK the attacks was short lived and so in the end was put down to panic attacks I got given a holter months later which came back fine .. Now I had on and off heart racing...

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  • New to AF and worried

    Hi I have recently been diagnosed with AF after suffering with it for quite some time. It was my GP that insisted the hospital redo some tests. I was put on Adizem and Warfarin. I had a bad reaction with the warfarin and ended up in hospital with a really fast heart rate!! They changed the warfarin to...

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  • Heard this by a doctor on the telly recently.

    A UK television programme called "This Morning" recently had a doctor talk about Atrial Fibrillation and he mentioned that drinking coffee ( not lots of it, everything in moderation ) could help regulate the heart rhythm in people with AFib. 

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  • Lifestyle in AF

    Sugar triggers AF. I started a diabetes diet and I feel much better than before. Other triggers are meat, dairy, alcohol, coffee.

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  • Gastro Issues and A Fib - Anyone else experience this?

    Hi guys, I'm a 31 year old female, overweight but I actually eat pretty well due to having IBS. It is actually really sad that I am still having IBS/gas symptoms because I am not quite sure how I can improve my diet further, I am already eating very limited. A little history- my IBS used to be...

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  • Dont know what i actually have

    Hi all. I am new here. First of all I say sorry to you because my post is so long. I have heart problem from last 3 years. I m 37 and half year age. Many cardiologist checked me. I have done CT angio, echo, hundard oh ECG. CT angio done in april 2014. Many time i have high blood presure. I smoke. Dr...

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  • Kind of a first world problem I know....

    OK, I'm currently under treatment for Hypertension, AF and TIA (I'm just a wreck, I know) and am taking Bisoprolol, Atorvastatin, Dabigatran, Ramipril and (a reducing dose) Amlodipine. Whilst I'm happy with the planned effects of reduced heart rate, normalised blood pressure and no TIA episodes...

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  • Fluoxetine and Rivaroxaban

    Hi i am new here. I have Atrial Fibrillation and am on Rivaroxaban for this and I have been prescribed Fluoxetene for depression.  My GP did the consultation over the phone yesterday and sent the prescription to the pharmacy.  I rang the pharmacy today to see if it was ready for collection....

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  • Ablation

    Hi, I just finished with having a 14 day  cardiac monitor and my doctor just emailed me telling me that I’ve been in afib the whole time . I emailed him back and asked a few questions then asked him about getting an ablation, he answered all my questions except the ablation question . Has anyone...

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  • failed after 3rd ablation

    hello all  I am here to update my life with Afib and my 3rd ablation,,,,, I have had 3 ablations in 2 month and dont i know it am wiped out last one 5 days ago. Where my heart was pearced and i needed a drain worse few days of my life after the 2nd ablation i swaped Afib for Aflutter never had Aflutter...

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  • How did your cardiac ablation go?

    I have a cardiac ablation scheduled next week.  A bit nervous over possible complications that I understand are rather rare such as clots/stroke, esophageal damage due to TEE scope, heart damage etc.  I'm a 40 year old healthy male and have had random afib (a few times per year) for several...

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  • 25 with AFIB

    I am curious to see how many other people are young and have AFIB? Did you have any complications? I read that 0.5% of people under 40 are diagnosed with AFIB so I would like to hear the 0.5%’s stories. 

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  • Afib Strategy Advice Needed

    Up until a couple weeks ago, my four afib episodes were ten years apart starting in my 30's. So I cardioverted and forgot about it. In the last two weeks I've had 8 episodes. Two episodes of afib, the first lasting an hour and the second lasting ten minutes. Five episodes of SVT each lasting...

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  • Afib and headaches

    Hi everyone, I was wondering does anyone else get a headache when they're in afib? That's the only way I know I am in afib is that it starts out with a headache on the left side with a feeling of dizziness . I just wanted to know if anyone else experience these symptoms .

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  • Saw Palmetto and aFib

    After taking saw palmetto for prostrate maintenance for decades, I stopped taking it after being advised by a pharmacist that it was a bleed risk when taking anticoagulants. I discussed this with my EP and although he could not find anything wrong with taking it, he said  if I wanted to take the...

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  • Anyone on flecanide for AFib

    Thinking about trying flecanide and I am curious if  anyone has tried it etc . I’m a very fit 52 y.o and wants to continue exercising at least 5 x a week weights and cardio. 

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  • Anyone still taking Coumadin?

    Seems like all the docs are starting patients on Xerelto, Eliquis or Pradaxa these days, but Coumadin is still the safest in terms of reversal. Wondering if anyone is taking Coumadin and how much of a PITA is it to find the right dose. That seem to be the main negative issue about it. Jim

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  • A-Fib Research Study (USA)

    Due to the overwhelming interest in an A-Fib research study, here is some additional information.  Bioclinica Research is conducting research studies for A-Fib in Orlando, FL, USA and The Villages, FL, USA. While Bioclinica is a global firm, it is my understanding that participants for this specific...

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  • Flushing causing AF

    I have been having terrible hot flushings which brings on my atrial fibrillation - I wake up most mornings around 5 am and start AF.    During the day I seem to have them every half an hour or so.   I am well passed the menopause so it is not that.    I have had loads of...

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  • Glecainude

    I started on flecainide in January at 50 mg twice a day. I have been getting more depressed every day. They increased my dose to 100 mg twice a day and I am borderline suicidal. Anybody else have this issue? I got on citalopram yesterday for it. I took my flecainide this morning but I'm not going...

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  • Does AF get worse?

    Hello, I was diagnosed with AF in February and I am on Apixaban and Bisopropol.    I feel fine,   nothing wrong with me......or is there?    Is this it?    Reading some of the stories on here some people have so many symptoms of being unwell but...

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  • Has Anyone Had an Ablation at Bordeaux?

    If I can get everything sorted I'll be going to Bordeaux for a Catheter Ablation with Professor Jais in June. If anyone on the Forum have been there could they tell me:- 1) How many days before the procedure did you you have the Transoesophageal  Echocardiogram done and how sore was your throat...

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  • Understanding AF

    Hello, I keep reading in some posts that people say they are `in fib` but I just can`t understand what that means.   I am guessing it means the occasions when people who have AF experience a wildly beating heart but I don`t know if this is right or not.    As far as I understand...

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  • Colonoscopy while in aFib

    So I am scheduled for a colonoscopy on May 11 and have been advised to stop Pradaxa 2 days prior. Problem is, I am now having daily episodes of arrhythmia (not sure if aFib) and am concerned of stroke risk while off Pradaxa. Is it safe to be off Pradaxa 2-3 days for this procedure if arrhythmia continues?...

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  • Flomax causing AFib?

    Has anyone had an AFib attack after starting Flomax to treat their BPH?  If you check the post marketing data from Bohreinger Englheim, the manufacturer, over 700 cases have been reported since 2004.

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  • Tikosyn (dofetilide)

    Today I visited my EP to discuss the results of my 30 day heart monitor. Because I had several episodes of tachycardia, he has recommend to start me on the anti arrhythmic agent Tikosyn (Dofetilide) which requires a 3 day hospital stay for cardiac monitoring. While I am not looking forward to the hospital...

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  • My diagnosed A fib a week ago.

    A fib worrying me and my family and to had stress to this, I am currently on aprobationary period in my new job and scared I might loose it and my wife is convinced we will lose everything. Currently on 1.25mg of blocker and blood thinners. Waiting for scan in 2 days.

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  • Heart racing at night and in mornings

    Hi. I’ve been experiencing rapid pounding heart in the middle of the night quite often. It only lasts about 5-10 min.  Then I feel hungry right after. I also get rapid heart rate/anxiety attacks during the day. I’ve been to the hospital several times for this. Every time they do an ecg  my...

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  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and associated digestive problems?

    I have been diagnosed recently with Paroxysmal A/F. Episodes are usually infrequent- around 1 every 4-6 weeks. Onset is invariably at night and when lying down to sleep or actually asleep. The time spent out of rhythm varies from 30 minutes to as much as 8 hours, usually going back into normal sinus...

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  • Middle of chest pain

    Hello I don’t know what it is, but every so often I will get a achy pain feeling in center of chest when I either bend down, cough, take deep breath, move in different position or press off the chair to get out it hurts, like I said in the past I’ve never had this but since my two afib episodes on beta...

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  • Had anyone considered giving up?

    Been suffering afib for six months. Can’t function and mentally struggling every second. Always in constant fear and depression. Tried everything I can but don’t see any hope. I want to get back to the old good life so much and be a normal me. But as time goes by, I realize it’s impossible and I’m stuck...

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  • Is this what is called Atrial Flutter ?

    does anyone who has AF get a faster heartbeat when in bed. My heart is in sinus rhythmn but beats over 100bpm when I lie down to sleep. I do have AF and am on Flecainide to keep it from being irregular.

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  • New Afib sufferer - BPM now seem to be in range - what next?

    Hi everyone - I have recently been diagnosed with afib (constantly irregular but not in a massive irratic flutter).  My BPM was around 150 but it now seems to be down at around 80 (although that's with my machine which doesn't seem to like afib and it is maybe not a true reading).  I...

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