I was off alll meds after my second ablation and then wham hit with pvc's pac's etc. Then the dreaded beast returned six mths. after the second ablation. I converted on Cardizem and Fleicanide after 18 hours. I am home two days and find myself short of breaat. I am a soul with asthma but not on a regular basis. Do either of these drugs cause shortness of breath? Also, I read Fleicanide is a death drug. I am terrified, depressed and sooooooooooo anxious. What to do?
I don't know much about the afib medicine but I know pvcs and pacs leave me short of breath. I also wonder if being in afib for 18 hours tired your heart out a bit. Being anxious will bring on more pvcs for me so if you can find some way to release the stress it may help a bit but I know that can be easier said than done. I am sorry things have not worked out for you. I do hope you find some relief soon.
I am sorry the ablations are not working. I would get a second opinion concerning Fleicanide. Of course try not to panic, as you know, anxiety will give you some extra PVCs. Do You have episodes of non-sustained V tach? Has your Dr. mentioned a pacemaker
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Fleicanide is a strong medication and does cause serious side effects for some people, yet for others it does what it is taken for, including stopping AFib. I have never taken it, and I am in permanent AFib, but I have one colleague who has taken it for at least two years. He is about you age, as am I.
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