Does anyone with A-FIB Take Amitryptaline?.

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Does anyone take Amitryptaline?.

I have been prescribed 10mg Amitryptaline at night for nerve damage pain but note in the info leaflet that is with them that they aren't to be taken if you have heart rhythm problems such as bradycardia or prolonged sinus QT. It doesn't mention A-FIB. Also how do you find it reacts with your Bisoprolol or other beta blocker?.

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    'it seems I'm taking the same med as you.

    amitryptilene, bisoprolol,  plus I'm on rivaroxaban for AF.

    ive taken the amitryptilene for about 3 weeks and it has helped with the nerve pain, also with sleep.  My problems are now with v cold fingers, toes and nose, probably due to anticoagulants but it is def worse since taking amitryptilene.

    I'd also like to hear from anyone with answers.

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    I was aware of this problem with Amitryptaline.      I have had an AF problem since 2011 although a period when it was better!       After that because I also have a lot of other weird symptoms ie pain and digestestive disturbance for no apparent reason the GP's wanted to give to try Amitryptaline.    One GP in surgery wanted me to have it and I was resistent but then in desperation thought I will try it for the pain however my own GP refused to give it to me because of the red flag for people with a heart problem.       After that I moved  I went to see a gastro specialist and he prescribed amytryptaline which really upset my system and so I stopped it.    Within a week I had a reoccurence of my AF problem.      A bit of a confusing tale but it didn't appear to do me any good but could I prove that it was the Amytrip that triggered the second batch of AF .....seems unlikely but it is curious and at least I have also heard it is 'red flagged' to GP's.    

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