I'm a 49 year old female with a past history of PVC's when my life was stressful. In April of 2008, I had my first episode of AFIB, initiated by a celebration the evening before, that included wine (plus tons of stress). Since then, I had monthly attacks of AFIB from August until January of 2009. In February of 2009, I had 5 episodes, and in March 12 episodes. They usually come at night, currently ever other night (3-5 hours). I am also having various digestive issues as well (working on those...and hypoglycemic). I also sometimes get "bouts" of irregular heart beats through out the day. I am sick of this and just want it to go away.
Anyway, my doctor wants to give me Flecainide 50 twice per day (no heart disease), and I take 50 mg Metoprolol in the evening and one 5 mg Valium in the evening as well (plus 324 mg aspirin daily). My question is three -old: is it safe to exercise regularly while on Flecainide (running 3-5 times weekly x 3 miles), and are the drugs mentioned safe together? Also, I am taking a variety of over the counter vitamins and minerals, for ex. Magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C, E, Motherwort, Taurine, Bilemin, (no gall bladder), Emulsified Cod liver oil, and more. Is it safe to take those as well? My doctor is not hospitalizing me to take the Tambocor and I have read that that is the usual procedure. I am terrified of the drug after everything I have read about it. How many people experience proarrythmias (of those who have a "normal" heart)?
Thanks for your help,