Hello you lovely people, I am almost organized for my trip to Sydney for the Cryo ablation, on the 30th September. I am reading the notes for stopping the medications, and am worried about stopping metoprolol on the 24th Sept, that's 6 days, without any drugs yet I know from past research, this medication has a short body life of around 8hrs. I take 25mgs x 2 at the moment, with an occasional top up when required of 12.5mgs.
What happens if I get an attack and it goes on for over 3hrs. Should I take 12.5mgs or go to emergency, or what? With SVT and AF the episodes are quite debilitating and I am completely lacking in energy the next day with some episodes. I can't find anything about this online. I am putting in some meditation time every day, so I could increase this for the 6 days which should help. Should I ring the Secretary for advice? Has anyone had an attack after stopping this medication for that length of time? and what did you do?
Regarding after care and flights etc., I have some good news, my son is flying down to Sydney from Queensland, but he will need to return on the 2nd October after dropping me off, so I will have someone with me throughout the surgery and to handle discharge and escorting me home on the plane. (he's a pretty good son methinks) I am also in the middle of organizing a short term solution for after care if needed.