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5 days ago · Afib Triggers: Mine is my neck or body position, yours? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

The left side position to go to sleep immediately triggers my AF or something that feels like it…

Oct 17, 2019 · AF occurence in Heart Rhythm Conditions

The AFib that I have experienced actually caused me to wake up from a sound sleep.

Oct 16, 2019 · AF occurence in Heart Rhythm Conditions

My AF always occurs at night after I am asleep. Does anyone else have this situation?

Aug 5, 2019 · Side Effects of Metoprolol? in Heart & Blood Health

Metroprolol was a disaster for me. I suffered almost every side effect listed for the drug. I slowly weaned off the drug and I am now totally off the drug. Almost immediately, my adverse symptoms disappeared. I was prescribed the drug after my first episode of A-fib in Feb….I have had no further episodes on or off this medication…I am so grateful that I realized that my problems were the result of metroprolol.

Aug 5, 2019 · Side Effects of Metoprolol? in Heart & Blood Health

The side effects for me from metroprolol 25 mg tablet each day in divided dose of 1/2 tables in AM and the other 1/2 in the PM. Were : dizziness/ lightheadedness, tiredness,depression,dry mouth, itching, cold feet, runny nose, sudden shortness of breath, rapid-pounding heartbeat…..at night about an hour after taking the evening dose, I would wake up feeling the pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath …almost like waking up from a bad nightmare. I talked to a PA at my cardiology docs office and was advised to decrease the dose, skip doses, stop taking the pill altogether or whatever made me feel better…..this was amazing as I thought my life depended on taking this drug. I stopped the AM dose and within two days, most of the symptoms disappeared. The remaining Sx occurred after I was already asleep….the pounding heartbeat, nightmares and SOB….this occurred about an hour after taking the PM dose…I had been off the AM dose about 4 weeks and decided to omit the PM dose. I have been off the PM dose for a week and have had no more episodes at night. My purpose in this long account is to say that side effects can be a real problem of any drug. I was put on the drug on 2/14/19….and it took a while for me to realize that the drug was causing mega problems.

Mar 6, 2019 · Does anyone with AFIB NOT take blood thinners? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

……re blood thinners, if you google “How long does it take for a blood thinner to work”, you will have enough information to keep you reading for a long time….not saying it will make a decision for you….but does provide knowledge about drug actions and so forth. Like you, I don’t want to be on the medication unless it is a life saving issue. I am also trying to get enough information to make the decision.

Mar 3, 2019 · Does anyone with AFIB NOT take blood thinners? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I was recently dx with A fib and the questions you present are the same as mine…