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  • Shortness of breath and dizziness

    Nick,

    Hope this is the right place to put this.

    I, too, have had the "waking during the night with sob and dizziness." In my case, I do not believe it to be afib, as I have been in different afib situations. I found, upon taking increased doses of Toprol XL, vivid dreams happen more often. Also, when I overdue on any one day, I can expect to wake during the night. I attributed those times to "over-doing" and in a deeper sleep during the night. Could be in such a deep sleep that breathing is too shallow. I really appreciate the "wake-up" call versus not breathing at all.

    I find that if I'm overtired and go to bed in a raised position, I do not experience such sob. May work for you, too.

    By all means, check with your cardiologist about drug change side-effects.

    Hope this has been of some help. Others are sure to add,
    Dorothy

    Diagnosed 1996, Myectomy Aug. 2000, 3 Radio-frequency ablations for a-fibs 2003-2005.
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