I have been following this site for the past number of months, and must say that I am amazed at the knowledge of those who contribute. I had my 1st episode of AF in 2007,
and was put on Amiodarone, after 2 months I had a successful external CV and remained in NSR for 6 years. Then in 2013 my AF returned and this time I was put on Dronedarone for approx 6 weeks and again had a successful CV, and I remained in NSR until June 2015. I have had 2 failed external Cvs in the past 3 months after being on Amiodarone for about 6 weeks prior to my CV, the only thing I have been doing differently this time is I have been taking magnesium chloride supplements and I am beginning to wonder did the magnesium interact in any way with Amiodarone,for my 2 CVs to fail. I am due to go for an INTERNAL CV in 5 weeks and I am thinking of stopping the magnesium between now and my next CV.
I have been asked by cardiologist to keep taking Amiodarone although I am a bit reluctant to keep taking it as I read on this site that 4 weeks of Amiodarone loading should be enough, and if CV fails there is no point in continuing to take it
Does anyone think the magnesium is affecting the Amiodarone although I am reluctant to stop taking magnesium as it has a tremendous affect in reducing my blood pressure and keeping it at an acceptable level. My heart beat is approx 60 BPM and it says on the leaflet that Amiodarone shouldn't be taken if you have a slow H/Beat
I consider myself to be fit and active at 65 and the only symptom I have is breathlessness
I would be interested in having your thoughts on Magnesium & Amiodarone taken together?