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Shafiq, I am so sorry I did not include Pakistan in the original list of members I posted. I certainly meant to include you and have added it now.  Thank you for making such good contributions to this forum.
Best wishes....
Jean
  • Posted Tue 05 Dec 2017 12:11 PM CST
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Jean
Thank you so much. I didn’t need any regrets from you coz you are so nice working for a good cause selflessly. That was just a soft reminder
May God bless you always
Shafiq 
  • Posted Wed 06 Dec 2017 02:08 AM CST
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Chrissie
My heart rate is normally around eightees. I had been on Calcium Channel blockers for about seven years with effective control of AF. I cannot be given Beta blockers since I am asthematic. After repeated  episodes of AF in September My EP placed me on Amiodarone about four weeks back. But now he has revisited his idea and thought to withdraw Amiodarone after weaning it off. He has also put me on Xaltero 15 mg and will try switching me back to Calcium Channel blocker since Amiodarone has many toxic side effects 
Wish you the best
Shafiq 
  • Posted Sun 15 Oct 2017 02:16 AM CDT
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i am trying rate control. doctor has tried 2 beta blockers, then added digoxin. now he wants to change to amiodarone. my rate is 90-110 with some drops to the 70s. i am asymptomatic, but wonder if it is prudent to try other drug therapy first
  • Posted Sat 14 Oct 2017 09:46 PM CDT
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Chrissie
My heart rate is normally around eightees. I had been on Calcium Channel blockers for about seven years with effective control of AF. I cannot be given Beta blockers since I am asthematic. After repeated  episodes of AF in September My EP placed me on Amiodarone about four weeks back. But now he has revisited his idea and thought to withdraw Amiodarone after weaning it off. He has also put me on Xaltero 15 mg and will try switching me back to Calcium Channel blocker since Amiodarone has many toxic side effects 
Wish you the best
Shafiq 
  • Posted Sun 15 Oct 2017 02:11 AM CDT
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Roy,
i am really grateful for the advice. Me being new to the forum posted the comment here. Anyways thanks for guidance and help
Stay blessed 
Shafiq
  • Posted Sun 01 Oct 2017 10:47 PM CDT
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Hi,
i have joined this forum quite recently and looking forward to derive its benefits. I am 68 and live in Pakistan .Here medical facilities are not as advanced as in US though adequate. I was diognised AF some seven years back and was placed on Calan SR 240, loprin and lipigit. I rarely had an episode in past which came and went at their own. Nevertheless, in Sep 17 I had 5 episodes with a duration of 3-5 hours and I came back to NSR. The last Wednesday was a sever one and I had to go to the Emergency of a Cardic Center. I was back to NSR after about six hours but not before specialist medical intervention. Now my EP has placed me on Amiodarone 400 mg/day with asprine 71mg and Cozar for my BP. I have learnt that Amiodarone has many toxic effects hence really concerned. Can someone on this forum share the experience of using Amiodarone for long and its side-effects 
Shafiq
  • Posted Sun 01 Oct 2017 07:47 AM CDT
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Shafiq,

Just kind of a FYI - your post was posted on your profile page and as such probably has been missed by most of our members.  If you wouldn't mind, repost it to one of our community forums like "Introduce Yourself". You can access the forums from the myafib home page by the red button stating "Start a Discussion".  

I can't address the issue of Amiodarone, I have never taken it, but I know many of our member have.  Some had problems and some didn't. So I really would repost your post and I'm sure you'll get some good responses. 

May we all have NSR. 

Roy. 

(Myafibexperience community leader). 
  • Posted Sun 01 Oct 2017 08:16 PM CDT
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Shadiq48, just wanted to say hi and welcome to myafibexperience.  Please don't hesitate to post any Afib related questions comments or concerns you may have to any of our forums.  Again welcome. 

May we all have NSR (normal sinus rhythm).  

Roy.  

(Myafibexperience community leader).   
  • Posted Sat 30 Sep 2017 08:10 PM CDT
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