I am usually really grateful to have drugs like flecanide to quiet my A.F. but this last 2 weeks i have begun to wonder how wise it is to take them.
I went for a routine bloodtest which showed that i had a reduced number of white bloodcells which on further annalysis showed me to be neutropenic which means i am more likely to get bacterial and fungal infections. I am only mildly neutropenic thank goodness as it can be serious. I am in the process of investigations as to what could be the cause but one strong possibility is a reaction to flecanide. I have done a bit of my own research and although it is not common, flecanide has been shown to affect the bone marrow.
This is scarey stuff but ive decided not to panic until after the heamatologist has finished with me.
I have a second ablation coming up and if it is successful,great. There wont be a problem. If not i will have to seriously consider what to do. I am unable to take large ammounts of bisoprolol because of 1st degree heart block , low heart rate and lowish blood pressure so we shall see. Whatch this space!