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Fri, Feb 7 9:53am · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I also safely use hawthorne berry for heart health and regularity. Be careful! Hawthorne also duplicates some of the work of beta blockers and calcium channel blockers. So if you use those you have to experiment slowly and carefully with adding hawthorne. Your doctor would want to know you are taking hawthorne. Some doctors know more than others about its benefits. Be patient.

Wed, Feb 5 2:57pm · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

It sounds like you are doing well now. I am 85, I've been taking Tikosyn for 4 years. For the first 2 years I had no return of afib. Now I have it occasionally. One trigger is jumping up too fast in the morning. If it comes back sometimes, see if you can figure out what triggers it. It sounds like you are a hard worker. You might have to slow down a bit as "healthy today" recommends. Good luck!

Dec 23, 2019 · What increases the risk of A-fib? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thanks again, Ruby, for one of your useful posts. At 85, I definitely have had to downscale my life not to have AFib attacks. One other source is changing the blood flow too quickly – such as jumping right out of bed or twirling in a dance move. Slowly, my old body prefers to move slowly. I can go to exercise class, but not twirl around too much. Good holidays, everyone!

Dec 13, 2019 · Watchman Implant for A-Fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Wow! Some story! Bravo!

Dec 8, 2019 · Getting an ablation: How do you find the best doctor? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

It's so good that everything went well for you! Bravo!

Nov 21, 2019 · Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation patient wants med management only in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Definitely successful. I take dofetilide, diltiazem, and warfarin to help control my afib – since 2015. I'm 85 – making it risky to have an ablation. I have found that over exertion definitely can bring on an afib attack and avoiding that happening can keep attacks away. Like many, I also avoid alcohol and caffeine and smoking. Good luck to you and finding what you need to do or not do to keep the attacks away.

Nov 6, 2019 · Tikosyn in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Dofetilide is the generic for Tikosyn. Are you sure of what you're taking? I only pay $5 a month for it. Though I definitely have fine insurance. Good luck. Terrific that you had such a good experience.

Oct 24, 2019 · Pacemaker recipients: Looking for support from others in Heart Rhythm Conditions

This is true for so many of use! The heart wants a calm life, no alcohol, no caffeine, no smoking, and not too much stress or too much work. The heart will tell us what is "too much" since we're all different ages and have different health situations. Those of us who are retired with already grown families have an easier time of doing just what the heart prefers! Life is usually hardest for younger people. It's good if we can help them out.