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Has anyone experience side effects of taking lockers ( Honey & Lemon) with AF

Between68and148
Between68and148
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I currently have a cold have taken lockets, does anyone if possible side effects? I seem to get a racing heart after taking the sweet. I had a Ablation for AF two months ago.

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Goldfish_

Well menthol may increase heart rate. Why not stick to simple paracetamol?

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seasider18

I took paracetamol twice a day for three days last week for a cold I had and my urine output almost stopped. Nothing before going to bed, a mere trickle and about 150 mls in the morning and again in the afternoon and at night. Next day was the same and a I had pain in the kidney area the next day. Improvement on day four and back to normal now.

I have taken (the cheapest) paracetamol without a problem in the past but this time my wife had bought Panadol.

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CTG99
CTG99
in reply to seasider18

Would be worth you trying the cheap paracetamol again in future - Panadol may have different excipients (the ingredients that get mixed with the active drug to create the tablet) and some people experience side-effects from those.

Caroline

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seasider18
seasider18
in reply to CTG99

Yes, I'll stick to the 19p a packet from Savers rather than the £1.99 Panadol that my wife bought.

I eat Halls strong menthol and Jakemans lozenges, Honey and Lemon, and Menthol without any problems.

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ectopic1

I use Lockets without any problems.

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Finvola

I view any cold remedy with caution and what is harmless for one AF patient may cause a reaction in another and some of them have arrhythmia-provoking ingredients (eg Covonia). I had a streaming cold over Christmas and dosed with paracetamol, lots of hot drinks and as much rest as I could get.

You could also try a teaspoonful of honey slowly trickled into your throat to ease the tickle.

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ILowe

Did some research on this myself a few weeks ago. Avoid anything with aspirin, ibuprofen etc, Also avoid sudaphed, ephidrine, pseudoephidrine etc. These are vasoconstrictors and are known to touch the heart, and they can, in some people, trigger AF. Even if it is only one in a thousand I do not want to be that person. Even avoid them when taken as a nose spray/cough sweet. On the other hand, antihistamines and mucolytics seem to be OK, but check this, do not take my word for it this time.

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Marion62

I put a small teaspoon of honey and some lemon juice in a mug, add hot water and sip when required. Good for coughs, colds and sore throats.

Hope you will soon feel better.

Marion

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Fearnie

I find Halls Soothers, honey and lemon, better. No menthol. Rowes do a honey and lemon drink with Vitamin C. Avoid Benolin and Cavonia. My research only.

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horseblister

I have found that I have a re-action to Jakemans lozenges, Honey and Lemon, and Menthol, very dizzy, Never had re-action before I had AF.

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buddje

I think lockets have phenylalanine in them. They have an "overdose"warning on them I think

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glosfrog

hi. my pharmacy would only recommend benylin chesty cough or otherwise glycerine with honey and lemon. this Christmas lurgy has been a beast. happy new year to all

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Between68and148

Thanks for the replies. It's seems that lockers do set off AF with me, so I will be avoiding them in future. To get rid of the cold, I used paracetamol / rest / sleep and rubbing my feet at night with Vicks. I feel much better. This is the first time in a year that I had a cold / flu so very interesting to see the effects with Af ( I had a flu jab back in early December)

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