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I never had any heart problems until in preperation fo a colonoscopy emptied my body of electrolytes and it was discovered that I had AFIB.
I was cardioverted and back into sinus four years ago. Since then Doctors have kept me on MULTAQ for three of those years and metoprolol for this year. My question is when can I stop taking meds for a non existant irregular heartbeat. I wore a Holter monitor recently and my cariologist said I do not have A Fib. I take warfarin regularly also. I just read that one should not take Metoprolol (Lopressor) if you have a slow heart beat BRADYCARDIA.
So The mecine I'm taking I presume is keeping my heartbeat under 60 beats per minute (I can go as low as 47 or low 50's). and then they Mayo Clinic internet info tells me not to take it. Also stoppingsuddenly can cause a stroke. So under doctors orders I've cut my dosage in half.
I feel I'm between a rock and a hard place.
So my big question if I don't have Afib for the last 4 years why am I still taking medecine.?
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