Need advice on Amioderone

Posted by thecrawf3 @thecrawf3, Jun 1 8:34pm

I was switched from Multaq to Amiodarone for my AFIB, I'm getting daily headaches, which I never suffered from, along with some other side effects. I've been on 200 Amiodarone for almost 2 months now, thinking of asking my doctor to switch me back. Does anyone have anything to share about their experience with Amiodarone? Especially getting off it? Thanks!

@thecrawf3 Hi and yes I was on it also for about 10 years. It worked great for many years but mine was for Ventricular Tachycardia and it did not have any side effects for many years but ultimately, it became toxic to me when my arrhythmias became frequent and I was on the IV type. It also damaged my thyroid and it had to be removed. So I would discus it with your doctor about side effects.
Have a Blessed day
Dana

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@danab

@thecrawf3 Hi and yes I was on it also for about 10 years. It worked great for many years but mine was for Ventricular Tachycardia and it did not have any side effects for many years but ultimately, it became toxic to me when my arrhythmias became frequent and I was on the IV type. It also damaged my thyroid and it had to be removed. So I would discus it with your doctor about side effects.
Have a Blessed day
Dana

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Thank you so much Dana, this helps a lot!

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Hi @thecrawf3 I was just checking to see how your making out? Did you have a chance to talk to your Doctor? Are you headaches getting any better?
Have a Blessed Day
Dana

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@danab

Hi @thecrawf3 I was just checking to see how your making out? Did you have a chance to talk to your Doctor? Are you headaches getting any better?
Have a Blessed Day
Dana

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Hi Dana, sorry for taking so long to respond. The headaches never got better, about 3 weeks ago I had a an AFIB episode that lasted 4 hours, I saw my doctor about a week later,and he agreed with me that it would be a good idea to get off the amioderone since it wasn't preventing the AFIB anyway, I've been off of it for a week now, and actually feel much better. I guess the next step for me will be ablation, I have an appointment in 3 months to discuss it. I would really rather not have an invasive procedure, to tell you the truth I'm praying for healing, I do believe in miracles, you seem to be a person of faith, please pray for me! Thank you so much for checking on me, and may God bless you!

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@thecrawf3 Yes I am and I will be Praying for a Great outcome. Hang in there and I'm here if you have any other concerns. I know how important it is to have others with similar issues.
God Bless you Also
Dana

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@thecrawf3

Hi Dana, sorry for taking so long to respond. The headaches never got better, about 3 weeks ago I had a an AFIB episode that lasted 4 hours, I saw my doctor about a week later,and he agreed with me that it would be a good idea to get off the amioderone since it wasn't preventing the AFIB anyway, I've been off of it for a week now, and actually feel much better. I guess the next step for me will be ablation, I have an appointment in 3 months to discuss it. I would really rather not have an invasive procedure, to tell you the truth I'm praying for healing, I do believe in miracles, you seem to be a person of faith, please pray for me! Thank you so much for checking on me, and may God bless you!

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To have an ablation after one 4 hour episode of afib is rushing it. There are other meds to try first. My husband has had afib several years, episodes can last 3-4 days and he now is going to explore an ablation.

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@tsch

To have an ablation after one 4 hour episode of afib is rushing it. There are other meds to try first. My husband has had afib several years, episodes can last 3-4 days and he now is going to explore an ablation.

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Hi tsch! Thank you for your comment! I've actually been dealing with this for several years also, I tried to manage it without meds, and would end up in the ER every few months, until last year, when I had the worst episode ever, water in my lungs and all, getting pumped with all kind of meds in the hospital for a very long night, until it finally abated in the morning. After that episode I finally agreed to go on Multaq, which worked great for a year, until last March, when I had another really bad one, which landed me in the hospital for 3 days, that's when they switched me to Amioderone, which I hated, but was willing to cope with the side effects if it worked, which it did for 3 months, until this last episode, this one was bearable, I just waited it out. My episodes don't usually last more than a night, 12 hours at the most, I cannot imagine your poor husband going 3-4 days. Blessings to both of you!

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@danab

@thecrawf3 Yes I am and I will be Praying for a Great outcome. Hang in there and I'm here if you have any other concerns. I know how important it is to have others with similar issues.
God Bless you Also
Dana

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Thanks Dana! If you don't mind my asking, what causes your AFIB? Mine is from HCM.

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