NO AFIB FOR 4 YEARS and still taking medicine.

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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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    I hear u Eddie....I'm dealing w/Drs(that think 1 size fits all) & all the meds....I have been on Multaq for about 3 or 4 yrs & Eliquis for I'm on Xaretto & Multaq . asked my Dr if I still have heart failure(2 X's) & he finally said no.....all my labs & tests are good...he put me on Metoprolol 25 mg one @ lowers my blood pressure & good thing I looked it up on Google....everyone should use it!!!  Take while eating or after ..only!  I took it w/food & had pain & felt awfull....I'm in the best of health ever!!  I will still take (1/2 ) of the Xarelto & will take 1/2 of the Metoprolol till I find a new Dr... I use what is called the BEMER....hardly anyone knows about this...too long to explain, but if u want to learn about it go to  the device is the electro-magnetic field.....A qualified woman comes to my house 2X's per. wk. w/long pad that I lay on & operates it for 8 minutes @ different parts of my is awesome.....I do pay her, since I can't afford $6,000.00 to $7,000.00 till I win the lottery......I wish you the best......let me know how u r doing.....(I'm 84 young)   live well...R

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