Occasionally have had episodes of fast (for me) pulse 100 plus sweating and overwhelming feeling of fatigue. Fairly regularly feel I MUST sit down for 20 mins. I'm on Flecainide 100mg twice dailyHappened twice today and I felt yuck so reluctantly at lunch time - OH waving phone in front of me!! -rang GP and got an appt. today! Felt this was Karma. It was not my doctor but I was impressed. He said my B/P was a bit high and my pulse also, as he would like it to be in the 60's. Suggested I try adding bisoprolol 1.25mg as 2.5mg had slowed my pulse to 40-50 when it was prescribed prior to flecainide in 2011. He also suggested I might like to try titrating the flecainide down a bit something I too had thought about as I never found out why 100mg twice a day was decided upon by cardiologist as i didn't have any episodes of which I was aware when I was on 50mg for the first two weeks. Didn't actually say how or when for reducing flec. He said just because I had only noticed a few episodes of fast episodes of AF didn't mean there hadn't been others. He also nearly persuaded me I should take the statins sitting in my drawer gathering dust.
Of course now I'm home pulse is 60!
Interesting that leaflet with Bisoprolol says do not take with flecainide without special advice from your doctor yet I'm sure on AFA website it says you should take a betablocker with it.
Any thoughts? Oh and Dr Sanjay Gupta practices in my area and am wondering about going to see him privately although he isn't an EP is he? was discharged from cardiology in 2013.
Best Wishes Wendy B