Husband with AF since September 2015

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My husband was diagnosed last year with AF and was prescribed beta blockers then Vemerapil of which both made him sleep the moment he got in from work and he just had to eventually come off them . He is now on no prescription but has an irregular heart beat which is just there and at times just like he's got a stitch so he tells me . But he has now had 2 episodes where he feels sick and has upset stomach and is grey and confused but after a few hours the confusion passes and then he says all the other symptoms start to go . But he doesn't go to the Go as they are only as helpful as they can be but obviously he needs to see a consultant of which he has seen when it all started and they were great as he had every test and scan possible which ruled loads of other things but they don't know why this has started as he is only 37 .He does have an appointment in Monday so really glad about that but can anyone tell me if this is just how AF is or does this mean he has got worse or is it now something else as well as AF as I have read and read and hear people have the episodes my husband has for up to 11 days sometimes which is scary . Any info is appreciate it as he hates talking about it so thought I would ask any one who is experiencing it who may be able to help !

Thank you


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    Hi, I am so sorry for your husband, hope he can get sorted on Monday. "They" told me I had SVT and gave me verapamil which was not efficient, still had the nausea, stomach upset and weakness. Now "they" tell me I have AF and gave amiodarone, I take 100 mg daily. Few side effects but NO episodes so quite happy. Will not take any othe drugs. Good Luck -

    • Posted

      It is the most effective drug for AF but you are now on the most dangerous drug of all with long term side effects. Have you googled the history of amioarone?
    • Posted

      Thank you for your response I'll do my homework on that


    • Posted

      Thankyou Derek. No I have not googled, or read the leaflet or looked up symptoms on here. Why ? because I dont need to be imaging any more problems, I hate the rattle and its stopped now, and I am not interested in my life expectancy. I ride horses, I ride motorbikes, I do stupid things and am happy. 

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