Hi everyone, I'm very glad to have found you and the AFA website info. I've been reading and finding it a huge support - thank you - and this is my first post.
I was diagnosed with AF after one episode in October which was caught on my 'reveal' implant. Before that lots of SVTs had been picked up (it doesn't register the ectopics I feel too) and I think now that I was probably in & out of AF before my initial referral to cardiology.
I'm now on Rivaroxaban and the specialist cardiac nurse who I saw says the EP (who I haven't seen in person) wants me to go on Bisoprolol. I wasn't too happy with this because I have asthma and also allergies (including anaphylaxis risk) to some foods, and I understand Bisoprolol can make these more risky. But the cardiac nurse said the EP insisted. I asked to discuss it with him, but she said no. Am I being unecessarily cautious to delay taking it? Any thoughts/wisdom? (Btw I can't go on flecainide because they've picked up some 'lower chamber arrhythmia' prior to the AF, whatever that means!)
Also, I've got a question about taking fish oils and other heart-friendly vitamins & minerals...
Does anyone have any wisdom on taking omega 3 high strength fish oil supplements with Rivaroxaban? I know you can't with warfarin. I've stopped it since taking the anticoagulant in case- but I badly need it for my skin and joints and it helps my cholesterol too. Be very grateful if anyone has had advice. My anticoagulation nurse threw her hands up and said, 'Your guess is as good as mine!'
Ditto with other general multi vitamins and/ or heart-suppprtive supplements - anyone take any, or been advised either way?
Many thanks - you guys are like a lifeline.