My name is Kelli and I am new here. My boyfriend has a sick heart.i am seeking any input/advice or even just past experiences. His name is Steve and he was first diagnosed with left heart failure in 2010. Once on proper blood pressure medications, his heart was doing better. Then just last year, he ended up in the er and spent 6 days in the hospital where he was now diagnosed with Congestive Heart failure. I later found out he thought since his heart was doing so good he didn't need to take his blood pressure meds and had stopped taking them all together. I know dangerous and stupid right!!! When we got to er he was suffering from a heart attack. After his time in the hospital, he was discharged and we had to slowly get him back on his blood pressure medications. Once we did, he seemed to be doing better until 2 months later we were back in the emergency room again. This time he was in the midst of atrial fibrillation. He was hospitalized again, and after being on diltiazam in the hospital for two days, they discharged him and then started him on amiodarone therapy once he got home. He has now been taking the amiodarone for almost 6 months now and is now experiencing a nasty cough and his eyes hurt really bad. He wants to get off the amiodarone but i was just wondering if anyone knows what the process of getting off of it is and whats the alternative once he gets off it. Hes almost refusing to take the amiodarone now after reADING ABOUT WHAT IT CAN DO TO THE LUNGS AND EYES. He is scared and I am scared for him but i know he cant just stop taking it if anyone out there has someowhat of a similar story or if you can offer any advice about amioadorone and how it affected you. Any input would be greatly appreciated as we are both very concerned at this point.