I have had several episodes of AF over the last few weeks resulting in emergency admittance to hospital on three occasions. I have been put on Dabigatran 150mg x 2 daily) but I find some of the side effects uncomfortable. For example, stomach cramps sickness and stiff limbs, particularly my legs. I have also had Sotolol increased from 80mg x 2 daily to 160mg x 2 daily. My GP spoke to my cardiologist last week to see if he can move my appointment to discuss the possibility of a second ablation a little further up the twelve week waiting list for the out-patients clinic (I had an ablation in December 2011 which worked well until March of this year). During the conversation my GP informed me that I the cardiologist had agreed that I should also take 250mg daily of Digoxin. Due to a stomach problem I have not yet started taking them and have also cut down by half the Dabigatran dose (now taking 150mg daily). Not sure if this gives enough coverage but at least my side effects are not so severe. Has anyone else experienced problems with Dabigatran.?
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