Hi all, Happy New Year. I am looking for a bit of advise.
I suffered my first AF episode in August this year and was cardioverted the following day to get my heart back into normal rhythm. I was sent home with 2.5mg of bisoprolol. This size of dose was making me dizzy and light headed so at my follow up in October my Cardiologist dropped it to 1.25mg a day. Everything was fine apart from the occasional flutter which didn't last more than a few seconds.
At the beginning of December I had my second AF episode (went to A&E) which reset itself the following day but my Cardiologist prescribed me 50mg of flecainide twice a day. Everything was OK for a week but for the last 2 weeks everytime I go to bed I start getting serious palpitations which last all night. They stop when I get up.
I went to see my GP before Christmas who was going to email my Cardiologist. I was under the impression that palpitations were harmless but the GP has said a few things that have seriously worried me.
Does anyone else suffer these type of side effects? It's seriously affecting my sleep.
Both my AF episodes have happened at night time (1st at midnight and the 2nd at 4.30am).