Hello...I have not posted for awhile but I do have a concern about having a colonoscopy. I had one 10 years ago and now (in the USA) I am due for another at 62. I was diagnosed with AFib a year ago. I am one that does not feel any abnormal heartbeats. The doctors found the irregularity ONCE and after other tests and a 2 week monitor...nothing. I am on medication for my high blood pressure, metroprolol for the irregular heartbeat, and Xarelto.
My concern is
1. I assume I stop taking the Xarelto a few days before the procedure.
2. Since you have to "cleanse" before this and not have anything in their stomach, has anyone taken their other medication the day of the procedure...I am concerned "being put out" and not having the metroprolol or blood pressure to control those issues.
and 3. Just concerned in general about having a procedure done having AFIB.
Any words of wisdom would help.