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Hello fellow afibbers. I was only diagnosed a few months back and was put on Flecaine for a month to see how I got on. I then had to see my cardio when the course stopped, which meant there was an short intervening period when I was on no medication. All had been fine on the drug, but.... And here's the thing.... Two days after I came off it I had a really awful episode. However, this time it wasn't the rapid heart beat, but rather the heart seeming to be pulling itself in all directions at the same time. It was terrifying! After a couple of hours of this my heart gave an enormous jump - really was like it had defibrillated itself - and went back into normal rhythm. I told my cardio who said that, yes, that can sometimes happen. I was still so sore and upset by what had happened I didn't think to drill further to find out exactly what this was and whether, perhaps, coming off the drug had caused it! Anyone else out there experienced anything similar please and maybe had an explanation put forward? I'm back on the drug again now and feel ok again. Thank you everyone.
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