Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): How can I manage it?

Posted by fred66 @fred66, Jun 13, 2018

I have a fib.. all the time. No blocked arteries. Can’t see a dr for 3 months..

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Hi @damari
You will see I moved your comment to a discussion where members are talking about Afib.
There are people like @elwood, @lucky1038, @funcountess, and @sue225 that you might connect with to talk about different medications.

Damari, are you still taking Eliquis?

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yes–and metropolol


would like to know side effects of multaq and other afib medications quite afraid after reading info online

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I was on Multaq and had no side effects. That said, it was not terribly effective. I had 4 breakthrough episodes (between 7-10 days each) while on it. I have now been switched to Sotalol, which has been very effective at keeping me out of afib. I have had no side effects of Sotalol. They put you in the hospital for a couple of days to monitor your rhythm, as it can cause an issue. Once theymonitored for a couple of days and everything was fine, I had no issues with the medicine. I’ve been on it since February, 2021.


Back again! In 2 weeks gping to have cardio version (electric paddles) shock for my A Fib.. Anyone go through something like this? Also dealing with E-D with the Metropolo drugs..
Anyone have ideas .. Thanks everyone

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I had electro cardio version twice but my Afib came back within a day. It did nit work.


I'm sorry it did not work for you. Talk with your cardiologist or EP……..there ARE other options available to you. I wish you the best.

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