Shortness of breath

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I was on Amiodarone for two weeks for my afib. Was in afib for three weeks. Started flecainide and now doing so much better. My question is has anyone had shortness of breath as a side effect?  I have feared it might be lung problems from the Amiodarone. 

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    Hi, I used to take Amiodarone and Atenolol regularly before my ablation for Wolff Parkinson White syndrome. After ablation I stopped taking Amiodorone. Soon after ablation I was confirmed to have AF and my present medication consist of Warfarin, Cardiprin and Atenolol.

    I do have shortness of breath even though I have installed a heart pacer. According to the lab technicians my heart pacer is regulating my heart 90% of the time.

    I suffer from fatigue, a stated side effect of Atenolol and my cardiologist has not recommended change of drug to replace Atenolol. I am slightly hypertentive. Got to do research myself and perhaps seek a second opinion.


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    I have had AFib since Oct 2015 and have found shortness of breath and fatigue to be my main symptoms. I even had lung capacity tests done after have PE clots following a DVT clot, lung test showed all clear. My understanding is that it's because the heart isn't doing full contraction beats therefore lacking properly oxygenating the blood. A lot of people suffer this problem and have learnt to manage it through proper breathing techniques.
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    I have been told that can happen on this drug. i was on if for maybe four or five months and did not have that. Needed it to get through amother procedure..then weaned off .
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