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  • Cardiologist appointment AF

    Hi, I was diagnosed with AF last april. I am now thankfully going to see a cardiologist in a few weeks, my first time as I have always been seen by a gp. I have so many questions that I want to ask them. But I would really appreciate any help with questions you may feel would be of help to me please...

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  • Is there any hope with afib?

    Feeling very hopeless. I'm only 37 yo. I have three very young kids. They are only 8, 5 and 3. I had a very wonderful life and a pretty wife and a very good job.  I think I messed myself up by taking a vegan diet for two weeks before afib. I watched a damn film about how good vegan diet is,...

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  • First episode of AF

    Hi everyone I’m 40 years old and few days ago went to a and e with palpitations found to be in fast Af couldn’t get heart rate down for 20 hours. The cardiologist seemed to think it was caused by drinking the night before, I don’t have any medical problems and don’t drink often anybody else heard that...

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  • Afib & Diet

    Hi fellow afibers - I’m becoming more and more convinced that my Afib is connected to my indigestion/heartburn/vagus nerve etc etc - I’ve had about a year with no AF no palps or anything then about a month ago I got a lot of indigestion problems for about 2 weeks, followed by 2 weeks of palps etc. I...

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  • Atrial Fibrillation and Dijoxin

    My mum was ill for 6 weeks starting with fluid on the lungs, then flu, pleurisy and urine infection. In the last 2 weeks before she went into hospital she had a urine infection then got worse couldn’t eat or drink because of nausea and ended up with AF and was then in hospital for 10 days where she ernt...

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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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  • Which Magnesium Supplement Do You Take?

    Hey guys I have been taking magnesium and potassium since I first had an A Fib attack, but I have been taking Magnesium Citrate which I learned is not the best. I am looking for something that works as per my AliveCor Kardia device, I have been in A Fib frequently the past few evenings. I want to get...

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  • What Has Helped or Cured Your Heart Palps?

    I've had A Fib bouts but I get heart palps every day (feel skipped beats and hard heartbeats when beats are catching up) I am not on any medication as my doctor doesn't think the palps are serious and a 2 week monitor didn't catch A Fib. I have caught A Fib/SVT at a hospital and also on...

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  • NO AFIB FOR 4 YEARS and still taking medicine.

    I never had any heart problems until in preperation fo a colonoscopy emptied my body of electrolytes and it was discovered that I had AFIB. I was cardioverted and back into sinus four years ago. Since then Doctors have kept me on MULTAQ for three of those years and metoprolol for this year. My question...

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  • NOAC versus warfarin - the new is better?

    The following study suggests warfarin may be better for AF than the newer NOAC alternatives if simple genetic testing and INR home monitoring is available:   http://openheart.bmj.com/content/openhrt/5/1/e000712.full.pdf  

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  • Apixaban & Skin Problems

    New here, so hello to all... I've been on Apixaban for about two years and have had itchy skin / sensitive ever since. Not sure it started straight away, I can't remember as it came on gradually.  Has anyone else had a problem? I might ask to change to another NOAC/DOAC. Anyone done this...

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  • A Fib and Taurine

    Recently had an electric cardioversion to treat new onset A-Fib which was successful. Also have tinnitus and have read that taurine will help both conditions. I am taking Pradaxa and have been unable to find info on any negative interactions with taking taurine and Pradaxa. I have a follow up appointment...

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  • Afib & NSAIDs

    Fellow Afibbers, As well as occasional bouts of Afib, I also have spells of chronic back pain, one of which I am in at the moment. Can anyone advise whether it is wise to take an NSAID such as Naproxen, or Ibuprofen to reduce inflammation/pain, or just stick to paracetamol. I've heard that NSAID...

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  • Could this be AFib?

    How do you know you have AFib for sure? Is there a telltale sign? For 8 months I've been suffering with varying symptoms. There was no catalyst a other than my father dying, though that was not unexpected or particularly traumatic in its nature. I'm 45, male, slim, exercise regularly, all...

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  • Sotalol & stomach issues

    Hi, 1st Nov of last year I was switched from Bisoloprolol to Sotalol due to bad side effects from the Bisololprolol. I was put onto 40mg twice per day of the sotolol and found this to be much better for me. ​Approx. 1mth later, due to my blood pressure being high, my gp increased my medication to 80mg...

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  • Heart Flutter

    I've had 3 incidents this year. The last was in Dec after oral surgery with anaesthesia and 2 weeks of antibiotics. I'm luck to live in a place where there is an arrhythmia clinic with whom i can consult. Saw a specialist in May who recommended ablation (scheduled for Aug) but I postponed it...

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  • Mums newly diagnosed

    Hi My mum has recently been diagnosed with Afib by her Gp, she is due to see a consultant in a few weeks, it had all started with  fluid in her lungs and breathless a few weeks ago then a bad case of flu, she is very unwell. She is taking bisoprolol, eliquis, furesemide and losartan, her apperite...

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  • long lasting a fib

    Hi does anyone elses a fib last a long time mine usually last between 24 and 29 hours and that's just the rate of the fib it's awful chest pains dizziness etc but my cardio just told me to sit it out only saw him twice and he signed me off .I can cope with the rhythm but not the rate I take...

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  • Flu vaccine and AF

    Hi. I had a flu vaccine 5 days ago and went into AF about 8 hrs later. It has just stopped. One of the "buffers" in the vaccine was similar to substances that have been in food that have triggered my AF in the past- sodium phosphate. Don't know whether it is worth avoiding the...

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  • Ripple Mapping for AF

    Hello Everyone,  long story short:  - Im 35 year old woman  - I had a mini stroke and was then diagnosed with AF in 2016 - I currently have AF and Tachycardia  - I have had 3 cardioversions - I've had 3 ablations (2 for AF 1 for Flutter)  - I cannot take beta blockers (they...

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  • A Fib After Moderate Fasting/Dehydration?

    Hey guys! I am a 31 year old female, have had a few A Fib attacks. One really bad one that took hours in the hospital to get down and then one after that happened at home but mercifully stopped when I made a bowel movement. I have had A fib before these most recent episodes, almost always after drinking....

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  • Terrible PVC's after eating.

    Hi everyone I'm a regular on here and up until recently I've been pretty stable on flecainide at a low dose. But lately I am getting terrible strong PVC's after I eat. At first it was almost exactly 2 hours after lunch so I started eating only half of my lunch and the rest later in the...

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  • A bit concerned

    I had an ablation back in December, which wasn't successful. Within a couple of days my heart hate was up to 130BPM. Cut a long story short, I was given bisoprolol which made no difference. Following an ECG and echo cardiogram, I was prescribed Amiodarone alongside bisoprolol. This made me feel...

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  • Changed from Sotalol to metoprolol

    My GP has changed my betablocke to metoprolol after several night time attacks.  He had told me to take extra Sotalol during an attack, but when I asked the pharmacist if I shouid do the same with these, she said No!  I also had to sign for them and give my phone no.  She said she would...

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  • dealing with flu symptoms & having AF

    sorry may seem bit of a silly request but desperate for help.  I have been diagnosed with AF (paroxysmal) since last april, I am taking Sotalol 40mg twice per day with Rivaroxaban 20mg once a day. I'm 43yrs old don't drink don't smoke & relatively healthy. ​I had a flu jab last Thursday...

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  • Just had 2nd Ablation, 5 weeks ago, who has had af since

    Hi, I had a second Ablation 5 weeks ago, and have had two af attacks since.  I am also left with a misbeating heart mostly in the morning, fluttery,   I am curious to know how many people are fine after ablation and never get an attack of af and how many really do take weeks before they...

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  • Aspartame and AF

    I recently read something about aspartame...reoccurring naturally in the body and acting as a neuro transmitter. Just before I was diagnosed I was consuming quite alot of this stuff e.g. Canderel, Splenda etc. Has anyone out there experienced less AF for coming off all aspartame?

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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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