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Hi. I posted a version of this to the atrial fibrillation forum. I have PAF (paroxysmal atrial fibrilation) ... and am on flecainide (50mg), verapamil (180) and 325mg aspirin. I'm also on 5 mg of Crestor. I had the worst summer ever. I developed hyponatremia.!! (Low sodium). I don't usually add salt to anything I eat, and now I find myself eating potato chips, deli sandwiches and lots of V8 type juice. I'm wondering if my electrolytes are all wonky and if anyone else with afib has had electrolyte problems. Before I had to start taking meds I used to be very very athletic and never had heat stroke or anything like that. Heat was never a problem. Now it is. I did find 2 instances in the medical literature about flecainide and hyponatremia but my GP who is really caring and thorough doesn't think that this is the cause. I actually developed hyponatremia for 4 days and had projectile vomiting. I felt like the water I was drinking was just not getting into my cells. Anyways: I'm really worried about my "Deli therapy". It seems to work (my doc smiled and agreed) but I'm worried about to much salt in my diet raising my normally low BP. So. I'm asking you all. I'm in Canada, in Victoria BC
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