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  • another A-fib episode

    well, having another A-fib episode...slightly milder version than before. Waiting for a call back from Boston. I thought I was doing so well on the verapamil...
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Cynthia.
    I heartily (no pun intended) sympathize. I was admitted to the hospital last week for a-fib. Thankfully with "Brevablock" I converted within 5 hours rather than the 36 it took me the last time round.

    They uped my meds after threatening to put me on the real nasty stuff. What will they (or have they) do for you?

    I wish you all the best.

    Peace,

    Leon
    God Squad co-moderator
    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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      dear c

      i would be more surprised if the verapamil kept you in sinus rhythm. it isn't designed to beat afib down.

      you will probably need something stronger.

      good luck,

      Sarah

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        Leon

        when you say the nasty stuff.....what are you referring to?
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          what other meds work pretty well for a-fib? I dont know why they put me on the verapamil...I was cardioveted and that's what they decided to do.
          \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

          Ralph Waldo Emerson

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            You are both in my thoughts today - A/F is not fun and can be rather scary. There are options to try to control it, work with your docs and you should be fine!

            Best wishes,
            Lisa
            Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
            YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

            Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
            lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
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            Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
            Currently not obstructed
            Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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