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I have been diagnosed with PVCs. Had an ablation 10/31/2017. PVCs went away for a bit, but they have come back, worse than before (I am very syptomatic - dizzy/blackout, etc). Wore a few monitors, got a new dr. She determined that I have waaaaaay too many spots on my heart and within the heart to fix with another ablation, so she suggested Flecainide A, 50mg, 2x a day. I picked it up yesterday, but I am VERY hesitant in taking it and I need some first hand experiences, reviews.
A bit about myself. I am 47, 120#s. I am VERY suseptible to any and all side effects. Just one MIDOL will make me dizzy. I was on Cymbalta for 10 years for fibro. I weened off it in 2015 (VERY slowly) and it sent me to the ER with seizures. I still have memory loss, shakes, etc. TWO YEARS LATER! So ANY medication freaks me out. I would much rather approach life holistically than to put chemicals in my body again.
I've read that this med should be started at a medical facility because of probable side effects (I KNOW, I KNOW - DONT READ THE GOOLE!!). I've also read/been told that it can increase anxiety/depression and I cant have that - really. It's taken me two years to get to a point in my life where i'm happy and a'okay. Dont want to mess twith the progress!
So my questions are - what kind of side effects did you REALLY get (Please dont leave anything out!!)? My main thing is, I DONT want to put weight back on (I dropped 50 pounds when I stopped the cymbalta). I also dont want to take anything that will make me sluggish (which is why we avoided beta blockers). I am an active person and I NEED to walk daily - for my anxiety and for my stupid arthritic hip. If im too sluggish to walk, then everything else (my hip, my back, etc) just spirals back out of control. Did anyone notice an increase in anxiety?
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