Is afib caused by ibuprofen reversible? - AF Association

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Is afib caused by ibuprofen reversible?

So I just recalled that I took a pill of high dose prescription ibuprofen the day I had my first afib episode. It is not clear if ibuprofen caused my afib, but if that’s the case, is it reversible?

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You can only hope. It’s very individual and once AF starts it can set a pattern.

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I think the study showed that long term use of such drug was the cause in some cases. I doubt that a one off would be sufficient.

You have AF there for you will get AF is normal. How much and how often is the mongrel bit.

In young people. binge drinking can cause an AF event which if such behaviour is modified may never re-occur but as we get older things do become more established. Remember that you have a 25% chance of AF by age 70 and 33% by age 80 according to some studies. (Or is that 80 and 90 ? no doubt somebody will put me right.)

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I still don't fully understand the Ibuprofen thing. Although, like Bob, I thought it was over time, rather than a one off. It's not really worth beating yourself up over - what's important is how you live from now on.

Ibuprofen is now on my personal banned list. Like a few other things, including caffeine ( :( ). But I've noticed the NHS is still saying Ibuprofen is still fine for short term / standard dose usages. I presume that's for people who don't have AF. However I've not found any source that says you should avoid NSAIDs if you have AF - apart from on this forum. I once asked a Dr at the A&E and they seemed surprised and said it's only if you are on anticoagulants that you need to be careful with ibuprofen. So I'm not sure about it now.

But I've never taken much of it in my life so I don't miss it! It, along with paracetamol never seemed to give me much pain relief. Because of this I used to think all pain-relief stuff was a myth! I was recently amazed when I hurt my ribs and the Dr prescribed codeine, which I took but didn't expect much, and the pain went away!

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I have always had a sensitive heart as far as rhythm, pvc’s and bradycardia mixed with medications. I cannot take ibuprofen and neither could my mother, causes palpitations (so I assume it would my afib problem too) and increased my blood pressure, another NO NO for afib.

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it's clearly another no no for your afib. But does that make it a no no for everyone with af?

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I really do not know, since I was 27 and was admitted to hospital with thousands of pvc’s via a holter monitor, I learned my dizziness was not low blood sugar. I would get dizzy and drink orange juice. Lol. As the years passed, then afib at 58 diagnosed, altho I am certain I had it before then. I just brushed it off thinking I needed more rest etc. I had a few incidents following a glass of wine, margarita with galloping rhythm and chest discomfort that lasted quite some time. I never even told my Dr. My mother was only in the hospital two times, one was after ibuprofen, she went into afib. My insurance company some years ago had a article about it and referenced heart or blood pressure interactions. I really do not know, but since Going into afib means going to ER for cardioversion....I literally stay clear of anything that might trigger mine. Many others are not sensitive to various drugs that are wonderful for them, such as tikosyn. The first pill converted me. It caused a cardiac arrest for me, second pill. The rhythm it caused is called torsades, cardiac arrest followed. My EP says I have multiple electrical problems. We are just different🌚

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A few years ago, I had a dreadful cold, I took Lenzip following day I was in AF, I was told that I could not have taken anything worse

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OH dear.

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Thats how i got my AF took it for a couple of months due to a foot problem plantar facatis i noticed after the foot was better my heart went out that was 5 years ago on homeopathic treatment now my heart is a fraction out 30-40 beats then 3 quick ones i will repair my heart the natural way

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