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Dec 10, 2018 · Music is Good Medicine | Dr. H. Bryan Neel & Pastor Paul Walker in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Music therapy is used for years in India. I am pleased that a number of clinics are using it. It is not a medicine but something that relieves one from stress, unpleasant emotions and gives inner peace which is difficult otherwise,

Dec 10, 2018 · Atrial fibrillation and medication side effects in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi I was diagnosed afib in Feb 2017 since then I went through a number of medicines including dilatarem, Eliquis etc. had my cardio version in Nov 2017 but it did not work. Now for almost a year I was taking Eliquis 5 mg and metoprolol ( first it was tartrate then metaprolol sucinate. I was lethargic and dull also had excessive hair loss. So the dose was reduced to 50 mg. But it did not help,much. Last month I was given Tikosyn ( dofelitide) first 0.5 mg then 0.25 mg in the hospital ( 3 days I was in hospital) it had immediate effect. After two dose I was in normal sinus rhythm and now after three weeks my ECG is normal. I was very much scared to go through this treatment as it can have a severe reaction and can be fatal. But I am pleased it is working with my fibrillation. Now I do not take metaprolol. Just Eliquis twice a day and Tikosyn twice a day. It is wonderful.

Nov 21, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi I am Kancha. I was admitted in the hospital to take Tikosyn ( for arterial fibrillation) on 19 th after three capsules I am in my sinus rhythm ( after a year the heart rate has come to normal ) I will be taking two more pills and then will go back home after three days. It was a big risk to decide to take this medicine as it could take me to extreme higher arthemia. Thankfully I did not go through it. No much side effects so far. I wonder why this medicine was not tried before. I am so happy that I tried it and hope my fibrillation does not come back.

Oct 26, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

As my afib is continuing the physician is suggesting to give me Tykosin ( 5 doses) as inpatient and do the electro cardio version . Then continue with Tykosin. Does anyone knows it is safe and effective to come our of arterial fibrillation.
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Oct 16, 2018 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thanks for your reply. Yes I do monitor my BP at home. I have an appointment with my Doctor only next week.

Oct 16, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi I am Lara. 73 years old. Since last year I am on Eliquis and metaprolol for arterial fibrillation. I have no Hugh blood pressure, diabities or any other related symptom. I stopped metaprolol as I had too much fatigue, hair loss ( even eye brow and eye lashes hair were falling), knee pain aggravation etc. fir last two months I am only on Eliquis. Sometimes I have too much arthrities pain as I am on Eliquis I cannot take any anti inflammatory drug. Can I stop Elyquis fir sometime and take Aspirin ? As Aspirin is also a blood thinner. Or it will not work for fibrillation problem? The doctors do not give strait answer as they do not want to take the responsibility. Without anti inflammatory drugs the knee pain does not go.

Oct 16, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had electro cardio version it lasted only a day. They will repeat again accompnied by drugs. But so far I do not know which drugs they will use. Hope it lasts for some years.

Oct 16, 2018 · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi, I was discovered Aflib last year. Have no high blood pressure, no diabetic. I was given Eliquis 5 mg and dilitazen and then metoprolol. Metoprolol had more severe side effects ; more pain in my joints, heavy loss of hair, feeling tired all the time and lack of apetite. So I stopped ( first reduce led the sizes and then stopped) for last one and a half month I am taking only Eliquis. I feel more fresh and better. Hair loss had stopped. My cardiologist had retired so the new one asked me to put Zui ( heat measuring equipment) for 14 days. He wants to try again the electro cardio version . I am waiting to see what the result of this new Ziu says.
I had no symptoms so far but last two weeks I felt light dizziness for few seconds. Can be due to heart condition I cannot say. Let me see what the cardiac report shows.