Flecainide changed my life as far as episodes of AF was concerned. I could go 2 sometimes 3 yrs without any episodes. I had to stop Flecainide because cardiologist have seen a Brugada pattern on my ECG. Whether the sudden ceasing of this drug caused AF to return with a vengeance I don't know but I now have episodes every other day. Also I get skipped heart beats. I now have been given Amiodarone to take so hope this will be as effective as Flecainide was. I'm worried though about side affects as had none with Flecainide. Fingers crossed.
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Amioderone caused severe insomnia and neurological issues with bad headaches and paranoia. No sleep is not good for those with heart issues especially when sleep/rest is paramount for recovery. It will effect everyone differently is what my EP said. I must admit that it did settle down my heart the time I was on it, but after a few months it was plain to see that it was not a match for me.
I'm never sure whether or not I should reply to these kind of posts because I don't want to be seen as the harbinger of doom. Please read up as much as you can about Amiodarone because it does affect some people. For me it was extremely toxic and affected my thyroid, liver and kidneys and I was only on it for 9 months. I have been off it for 4 months now and am slowly improving. I am sure that your GP will arrange regular blood tests to monitor any side effects. Some people have been taking Amiodarone for years with no bad effects and I hope that you are lucky enough to be one of them. Good luck to you.