SVT, nooo -now I have atrial fibrillation and - - - -

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200mg amiodarone daily since December 2014. (new cardiologist) Today the rattle started and I cant seem to stop it with the SVT remedies. Shall I crush another pill ? as I am worried now. The drug they gave me for SVT was awful, stopped my heart. like getting hit with a sledgehammer, Is there a different  drug for AF ? MY doctors phones are off. Please advise. anything  ... thankyou .... 

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    If you are in AF now, best to go to A&E? They gave me fleccamide through a canular to stabilise mine and now on a beta blocker tablet called bisoprolol till next review x
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      Thankyou ...did the fleccamide work?  As I have only known about this AF since December I am not sure about whether to take another pill, I think I will as the A+E is pretty grim here at night-  fingers crossed it will stop . . 
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    The fleccamide taken via canular brought my hear rate back to normal very quickly, so fast that I went faint and felt sick, but was told that was because it was slowing my 200 rate down quickly., back to 60's to 70's. No probs since November when this all occurred and just taking a daily bisoprolol tab. Hope I can stop them too soon! No cause was given me for this occurrence so am in the dark as to why my heart went into AF in November!
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    UPDATE.  Its been over an hour, I crushed the pill, washed it down and walked briskly up and down the track till I was tired (not long- haa haa) and from 179 its now  78-  So, I may have discovered the answer and will contact my cardio guy for advice  - -  just in case it plays me up again ...  THANKYOU EVERYONE . . jay
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      Hi I was diagnosed with Afib 4 months ago and my Dr said if my heart rate went up to 120 to phone an ambulance. 
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      Hi, thankyou for that info, I didnt know that -  yesterday I was rattling away at highest 179. MY Doc was out today ,will try again tomorrow, think I need better advice. 

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