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If you’re supporting a family or have invested in a satisfying career, you may wonder how AFib will affect your job and your ability to do your work. Most people who have AFib are able to continue working, although the diagnostic process and the start-up of new medications can sometimes require some time off at first.

If a new medication has accompanying side effects, it may initially create a challenge for you to do everything you’ve been doing at home and at work. However, many people find that those issues subside as your body becomes accustomed to the new routine.

You may also wonder what you need to share with your co-workers or your boss at your place of work regarding your condition and diagnosis. You may have concerns about what to do if you have an episode of atrial fibrillation while you’re at work.


What does my workplace need to know about my condition?

If you’re supporting a family or have invested in a satisfying career, you may wonder how AFib will affect your job and your ability to do your work. Most people who have AFib are able to continue working, although the diagnostic process and the start-up of new medications can sometimes require some time off at first.
 


AFib, Work Stress and Assessing Your Priorities

Regardless of your job, chances are good that you experience stress from time to time as a result. When managing a chronic condition is added to your workload, it may prompt you to question whether you can handle all that you have on your plate.
 


We invite you to learn more in the following articles, and discuss how you manage these topics and more at our online forum.  We hope you’ll connect with others and find helpful ways to build your healthiest life.
 

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    With regard to Tikosyn, my husband has been taking it for the last three years and it has kept him in sinus rhythm.  He had to locate a cardiologist who had been trained in the use of this drug, and it's slightly bothersome to have to remember...
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    onna66,

    Tikosyn is a strong anti-arrythmic drug that is prescribed only for highly symptomatic versions of Afib. the very serious side effect mentioned refers to Torsade de Pointes. It can be fatal.

    Suggest you read this Medication G...
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