I enjoy reading all the posts and have learnt a lot.
I have had episodes of AF for about 3 years but have had at least the last six months without it. However, I developed an attack of hives about a week ago, so severe I couldn't sleep and nearly went mad with the itch. The GP has put me on 2-3 Allersoothe 10 (drowsy) at night and one Telfast 180 non drowsy during the day but this doesn't keep me free of hives all day and find I need to take another one late afternoon or I am covered in them again,
I think the stress of this attack has put me into AF and the GP agrees. I am on metroprolol 50grms twice a day and also rampril and norvasc for high blood pressure. I take xarelto as an anticoagulant.
My question is this. The Telfast packet says one tablet for 24 hours but I can't last that long with only one tablet before the mad itch begins again. As a possible side effect of Telfast it says possible arrhythmias. Am I making my AF worse by increasing the dosage of Telfast.? Has anyone else had this problem?
I live in Australia and only see my cardiologist once a year because all has been going well