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Had my cardioversion a couple of months back and all went well with no problems since but I was dissapointed to be told that I'm on Atenolol 25mg and Warfarin 6.5/7mg alternate days for life...
I thought I'd be able to come off them more or less straight away after my cardioversion but I've been told that, because I was asymptomatic, I have to stay on them for life "just in case AF returns and I don't notice".
Although the warfarin is not giving me any problems (my INR is very stable at 2.3), I don't like the Atenolol much as the dreaded swollen ankles have appeared. As I couldn't get on with Bisoprolol (nausea) and the hospital cardiac team were very anti-Digoxin ("it's for old people" they said) so it looks like Atenolol is the only option left?
I have an appointment with my diabetes specialist GP next month so I'll bring it up with her when she goes through my BP data.
I felt quite faint in the shower this moring and nearly keeled over. My pulse after getting dry, dressed and down for breakfast was 44 (so had probably been lower) which I think is too low for me. The surgery have also put me on diuretics to try and relieve the swollen ankles caused by the Atenolol. This is working but I was already peeing for England before I went on them - so you can imagine what it's like now!
I was always tired and lethargic pre cardioversion and I've been the same since. This prompted the GP to test for vitamin B12 & D defficiency. Lo and behold, my vitamin D results were "significantly" low so I'm also on vitamin D3 tablets for the duration, apparently in can take 6 months to a year to return to normal...
2014: off 3 tablets due to weight loss and lifestyle changes, but put on 4 new ones so feel like I'm going backwards!
Sorry that was a bit of a rambling post :-)
Off for a Sunday night glass of red. Might make that two....
"rambling" - that made me think of Rambling Sid Rumpo. Have to look out my "Round the Horne" recordings for a bit of nostalgia.
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