I've just tried switching from rivaroxaban to apixaban but on my very first day on apixaban I developed a dodgy heartbeat and went into a very nasty AF in the night. It converted thankfully, but has remained fast and keeps feeling jumpy. I called my GP for advice- he thinks it's just chance timing. Which it may be. But I haven't had anything like this before.
So I've got some questions to throw out to you all:
1. Has anyone any experience of apixaban causing arrhythmia?
2. Has anyone any experience of doing a 'double switch' from one DOAC and back again almost immediately? My main concern is if it's safe to do that in terms of anticoagulation cover, given that I've been in PAF.
I know no one can give me medical advice. Even my doctor wasn't able to do that with any confidence! I'm waiting on advice from the cardiologist. But I'm interested in everyone's experiences.
Thank you x