AFib questions

Posted by peggyd @peggyd, Mar 23, 2016

Good morning! I’m almost 66 years old, with infrequent AFib and on Eliquis. Sunday evening I had a spectacular nosebleed and went to the ER, where the attending physician inserted an epistaxis nasal pack (the kind with the inflatable balloon). I’m getting it removed tomorrow. What can I expect when it comes out–besides my own reaction of dancing gleefully around the office? Blood? Clots? Scabs? A genie? Thanks for your help!

@twptrustrek

Hi

I’m 74

I had nose bleeds until my thinners had time to adjust in my system and vice/versa

I was on effient then was on both effient and pradaxa together

I am now on only the pradaxa

The only side effects I seem to have now is a down sensation about 45min from dose time then I’m aokay

I also do my med with food and do better

Hope this helps

Ron

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Thank so much and will take my meds with food .also will push myself to walk even around house more.

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
Welcome to Connect. Good for you with keeping up the exercise.
I moved your message to this thread so you could connect with other members with AFib. I also tag @Weedy @twptrustrek.

I have to admit, I’d be concerned if the sleeve of the suture is pointing out. Did the doctor say there was nothing to be worried about?

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@woodieryan

This sounds like a good plan! Will you keep us updated as to how you are doing?

Teresa

@irishblueileen

@dannydamon I could’t figure out how to reply to you on the Mayo Clinic Discussion. I would have a discussion with the cardiologist who has been following you since you left the hospital and ask him if you still have Afib. The can do a holter monitor test where they monitor you for 24 hours or even a week to see if you still have Afib. If you don’t have it then you can see if there is any reason why you need to stay on Warfarin. I was put on xarelto instead of warfarin because I couldn’t manage taking it 4 times a day. Good luck. If you do have Afib, there are a couple of procedures they can do to reverse it. Most people don’t have symptoms so you might still have it.

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I can’t believe you had to take Warfarin 4 times a day. I’ ve been on Warfrin for several years and have no problems but I do have to monitor it.

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
Welcome to Connect. Good for you with keeping up the exercise.
I moved your message to this thread so you could connect with other members with AFib. I also tag @Weedy @twptrustrek.

I have to admit, I’d be concerned if the sleeve of the suture is pointing out. Did the doctor say there was nothing to be worried about?

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Thank you so much. Will research my meds on line and this site.

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
Welcome to Connect. Good for you with keeping up the exercise.
I moved your message to this thread so you could connect with other members with AFib. I also tag @Weedy @twptrustrek.

I have to admit, I’d be concerned if the sleeve of the suture is pointing out. Did the doctor say there was nothing to be worried about?

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Hi @woodieryan,

You may be interested in viewing these discussions about Amiodarone on Connect:
– Amiodarone for HCM https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ameodrion-for-hcm/
–Congestive heart failure (CHF) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/im-new-to-this-group-but-not-new-to-congestive-heart-failure/

I’d also like to invite @slearwig @surfin232 @thegoodwife @PatMattos who have all shared their or their loved ones’ experiences with Amiodarone, and I hope they join in with some more insight.

@colleenyoung

Welcome @dannydamon, I moved your message here so you could meet others living with AFib. I’m also tagging @HeartPatches as she may have some thoughts about warfarin.

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I have had a number of electro cards which did not show afib. I how have a pacemaker which shows infrequent afib which I do not notice
If you have afib you have a increased mortality from a stoke due clots formed in the heart of 4%.Warfarin halves this risk. I have a hard time keeping in range when I have blood test which shows the clotting prevention due to warfarin. Take your chances!

@colleenyoung

Welcome @dannydamon, I moved your message here so you could meet others living with AFib. I’m also tagging @HeartPatches as she may have some thoughts about warfarin.

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Totally agree with robseverson. The answer to "when can I stop taking coumadin". Is when your doctor tells you, you can. It may be for another reason, seeing that you had surgery. You should have a long talk with your doctor and ask that exact question. He should explain his reason for having you take it. I always ask questions of my docs, and they usually sit down with me and explain everything and their reasoning. I only take aspirin, but my new cardiologist said, if I show any signs of afib in the future, he will put me on something other than just aspirin.

I’m going to be 72 in August. Found out about left ventricle regurgitation and somewhat slight enlarged heart and the Afib about a year or two ago. It seemed as though after my son died from Cancer at the age of 40 everything went wrong physically with me. Last night I experienced tachycardia and usually it goes away in minutes. This time it wouldn’t go away. I even feel shaky. I took a Carvedilol. It helped after awhile. This morning after getting upset a little over something my husband said, it started again. Anyone have this type of event and if so what to do about it. I live in an area where their aren’t good hospitals or doctors I have much faith in. I can’t drive more than 10 minutes from where I live. I also have hypertension, COPD, stage 3 kidney disease, anxiety, fear, diabetes, Lyme disease in remissiion now I would imagine, among other things such as osteoporosis, degenerative joint etc. Thank you for any info on this a fib, It appears it’s getting worse. Before only for a few minutes I would experience bradycardia or skipped heart beat. I know I need to stay calm, meditate and pray, which I’m doing. I’m phobic to surgery. I’ve been in medical most of my life but with traumatic brain injury from an accident couple years ago I’ve forgotten most of what I knew. Bless all of you on here. Any info is greatly appreciated. I shutter thing of pace maker or that new thing forget what it’s called. I know blood pressure needs to be down and so does weight and I’ve been trying believe me.

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