WITH AFIB HOW DO MANAGE HEADACHES

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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE AFIB AND NOW GETTING VERY BAD HEADACHES??? HELP SOMEONE

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    Phone for an ambulance if your worried
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    Andre it depends  on what kind of afib drugs u r on.  If u r on a blood thinner,  the only pain med u can take is Tylenol. No aspirn or ibuprofin because it can interfere with the blood thinners. 

    If if it is a migraine headache, imitrex is ok to take. 

    Of course, ask your doctor.      Good luck

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    Possibly a side effect of one of your medications. Read the leaflets that come with them. Are you taking Bisoprolol or Amiodarone?
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    My advice is to consult your cardiologist. If it happens in the middle of the night (and you are concerned) get yourself admitted.

    I usually ignore what I consider as minor attacks. When I experience any form of irregular heart beat I recall if I have consumed strong coffee ar had a 'delicious' meal at a Chinese restuarant. If yes, I know it is food related and I do deep breathing exercises which helps.

    If the attacks worry me I will get myself admitted.

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    Hi Andre

    I am just recovering from 16 hours of AF i find it knockes me for six.

    I can't do anything to make it go and seem to be getting it around once a month. I would recommend an ablation if offered to you, I used to suffer bouts two or three times a week and in 2011 had the ablation and it got rid of them, in 2015 I had a heart attack nothing to do with the AF , and the AF came back I am now waiting to go in for a repeat procedure.

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