I wonder how many days Amiodarone will still work after stopping it after 3 months of taking it. I have had a lovely time of being AFib free. I had an ablation but don't yet know whether it has worked.
All those memories of having so many episodes of AFib at night came flooding back to me. I was very brave then but feel it would be an enormous hurdle to go through again.
It is no good telling me to stay positive or don't focus on it. That advice only makes me feel worse.
I have a history of decades of chronic depression - due to having a cruel mother and unkind stepchildren - which I managed without medication and still did things, in fact looked after my husband's sister for two decades and did not neglect him and the home but this I find almost turns me into stone. I really don't want to be a burden to my 83 year old husband who is also not particularly well. We have been together for 27 years and I really would like this Christmas to be AFib free.
The consultant realised that I was afraid of the side effects of Amiodarone and for that reason he said come off them. Otherwise, he would suggest I continue until January.
I have had my last Amiodarone tablet the night before last. I could have had a good night if I didn't have this feeling of foreboding and gripping fear. Only to know how long Amiodarone works after stopping might enable me to enjoy the time I have left before a possible AFib episode reoccurs and then try other medication if the ablation has not worked. I am not so brave anymore.