AF Association

Thumbs up for being prepared

Don't know how many times I've read on this site about having knowledge about your condition and treatment are paramount. I had an appointment with my EP yesterday afternoon. Prior to that I had done extensive research about my meds ,side effects and alternatives. We talked about why I was on certain meds and the effects they have on me. My condition ,due to the stents, is a little different than just having afib. I gave him a list of alternatives to the two meds which I believe were causing me problems. Together we decided on a course of treatment that I will try and see if the fatigue and weakness subside. He changed me from Lipitor to pravachol. The coreg he says I need but we determined that the timing of when I was taking them could be the main cause for my exercising issues. Since I usually exercise earlier in the morning I will take the coreg afterwards and then 12 hours after that for my second dose. Hope this works. Once again , thanks to everyone on this site for all the helpful advice and info :-)))

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This sounds like a very positive discussion and productive for both you and your EP. I'm sure an informed patient's input is very valuable.


Good luck and hope it works.

Write down dates of all changes and doses.


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