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Afib and Bradycardia

Posted By Jackie Mossburg on June 10, 1999 at 11:37:27
Yesterday morning when I got out of bed, I lay down on the floor to do  abdominal crunches.  As soon as my head touched the floor, I felt my heart go into afib.  I checked my BP and it was 150/100; my pulse was 70.  I took my .125 daily dose of lanoxin and went for a four mile walk.  (I normally take my lanoxin with my breakfast after I've finished my exercise.  I believe that minimizes the drug's effect.)   At the end of the walk, my heart had converted to normal sinus, my BP was 130/80 and my pulse was down to 50; I felt fine.  Within an hour, my pulse was down to 39 and my BP was 90/60; I felt weak.  No matter what I did all day (including a ten mile bike ride), I could not get my pulse to even reach 50.  In your opinion should I be taking lanoxin?  I have been taking it since I was diagnosed with afib two years ago.  My Dr. has tried topral and cardizem C.D.  I felt rotten most of the time when taking either of those, and my afib has gotten worse since I've been on medication.  I take coumadin and have had no ill effects from that.    










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