I have had AF for over two years now , taking flecainide 50mg twice a day but from tomorrow my dose is being put up to 100mg twice a day. A little worried but hoping it will bring my AF back under control.
Flecainide dose change : I have had AF for... - AF Association
thanks , I had to go for an ECG yesterday , now have to take the new higher dose for a week and then go back for a second ECG for my QRS ? to be checked and then my GP will decide if I need to visit cardiologist again or just continue with new higher dose , although this higher dose recommendation came from my cardiologist via email to GP.
Well I've had my pacemaker for four years now and find it to be the best thing ever. It stops Bradycardia where my pulse kept dropping to 40bpm.
AV Node was done last October so Pacemaker was already there.
My Cardiologist told me I'd been through the mill lol 😂
Now life is the best it's been for five years since having AF.
I think the research scientists must be pulling their hair out sometimes with everyone's different reactions to these drugs.
I know they do their best however there appears to be a lot more work to do in findingsuitable meds that controlthis darn AF more effectively.
I don't know why this post is so narro w on my iPad!
Like all the other respondents, I also increased my daily dose from 2 x 50mg to 2 x 100mg, with good results. I was advised to take and additional 100mg if I had an AF attack, or if I experienced unpleasant ectopic episodes. When I did have ectopic episodes, this extra 100mg seemed to calm them, but I have not had any attacks for several months now. I am hoping the situation remains like this. Life is so much better without AF.
Hi Spoiler , I have taken flecainide for the last two years and I am now having my dose doubled because my AF was getting out of control again. I have not had ablation as my cardiologist said i was not a suitable case for this. I take two tablets for high blood pressure Bisoprolol and Amlodipine although my blood pressure is high again and my GP wants to alter my medication for that but has said that they won't do that until they check that the higher dose of flecainide is going to work or not . Hopefully someone on here who has had that could let you know how it worked for them, but at the end of the day its your choice. Good Luck .
Stu if I was you I would look at lifestyle changes as mentioned on this Forum many times and also get your Red Cell Magnesium & CoQ10 levels tested at BioLab (London) if you are in the UK; my Naturopath treats AF by making sure these two are in the upper quartile of the range. I believe Mg also reduces blood pressure - my wife has just started some BP pills with Mg in them. Its a steep learning curve but it does flatten out!
Spoiler .Yes I'm now on 50 mg twice a day. No ablation .Haven't had an episode of AF since 2013. Was getting runs of tachycardia. GP added bisoprolol which I couldn't tolerate before. So started reducing flec slowly and that seems to have worked, though a few more ectopics