Flecainide as anyone tried it and does it work for you for irregular heart beat etc

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I have paramoxil AF irregular heart beat and a slow bpm 47/51 I have leaky valves too Iv been on Bisoporel two years now 1.5 and enelipril doc as given me Flecainide but Iv only had 4 episodes in 2 years and I'm afraid the Flecainide might slow my heart even more ?

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    Did the ablation. Flecinide was one of my many drugs.
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      So it didn't work thank you I'm allergic to so many drugs I am afraid to try it the dread I have going to bed as it happens in the night the episodes of fast bpm but just flutters n palpitations during the day for some reason I feel it's ruined my life I have chrones diverticular and other things but the AF as scared me bad thanks

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    I tried Flec and did not get desired results . Am now on Tikosyn with better results . Good luck - many people do quite well on Flecainide! Just not me! 
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    it stops my afib in its tracks, but did lead to fainting spells at one point due to the sodium depletion it can cause. I cut my dose from 100mg 2x/day to 50mg 2x/day and the problem disappeared. I also increased my salt intake.
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    Hi, I've been having Afib regularly everyday, usually at night, for over a year. Was on beta blockers and Propafenone but after a almost a year, I stopped the beta blockers (slowed my heart rate down too much) and then stopped Propafenone, and my cardiologist switched me to Flecainide about 5 days ago. It hasn't really affected my heart rate, but I have not had Afib for 4 days in row! Its almost like I forgot what life was like without Afib. So, so far so good. Flecainide does make me tired for a couple of hours, but at this point, that seems like a reasonable trade off compared to Afib.

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      I have only had one every 6 month roughly but as my heart goes from 47/51 up to 190 200 I ring an ambulance do you ring one or stay home I'm so scared I'm not sure what's best doc gave me the meds as I was scared but Iv not taken yet ?

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    Hi there I have been on flecainide for 9 months now and I also have a low heart rate and blood pressure and it has not slowed my heart rate at all. It had helped a lot. When I was on cardizem and other beta blockers they caused awful PVC's and made me feel like crap so I stopped and my cardiologist put me on flecainide. So far so good but lately things have been kicking up again due to stress and food sensitivities.

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    Flec did not work so well for me, but better than other meds. However, the side effect that I had the most problem with was the tiredness. I eventually had to switch because of it. I know others do very well on Flec with no side effects. My doctor switched me to Tikosyn, which was a very good choice for me. Everyone is different and you might have to try a few meds to see how you feel.

    Hoping you do well.

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