Evening lovelies. I have had lone paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation for 11 years and well controlled with Flecainide. Have been on apixaban for over 2 years now as well. Last week I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I have started on and also-3 which is Vit D and calcium. My GP is now taking guidance on prescribing a Bisphosphonate as potential side affects are gastrointestinal disturbances and/ or acid reflux along with Atrial Fibrillation. I have also had acid reflux for 10 years so a double whammy.
A Bisphosphonate is one of the best medications for osteoporosis but am worried about the potential side effects. As far as I can see it only causes new AF and can’t find anything to do with established or long term AF. Unless they are meaning AF per se.
Has anyone been diagnosed with osteoporosis, treated with a Bisphosphonate and if so did you have side effects and how did you cope.
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