Hi All - I’m new here but have been reading for a time and learning from many of you - thank you very much. I’ve had inactive afib for 8 years that began progressing during December (with combination of starting on Wellbutrin and The Thomas Fire here in SoCal). Since then have had more frequent afib, about once per week. Started Flecainide first of March a50mg twice daily and take another 50mg with episode. Having episode this morning after I took a “swig” of husband’s bourbon last night! You’d think I’d know better than to test the limits!!! I think my afib is likely related to alcohol use as it’s the primary trigger. Also on Carvedilol & Xarelto.
My episodes: HR runs 130-150 for a bit, then slows to 90’s and continues to slow a bit but remains in arrhythmia. Resting HR is 45 and feel real sluggish & weak-brained since started Flec.
Saw EP this week who told me it was fine to plan trip to Costa Rica 2 weeks after ablation if I have it done early summer. From what I’ve read that sounds like a silly idea...so checking in with the veterans here for your thoughts.
I’m becoming more pro ablation the longer I feel so burdened on Flec.
Thanks much, Susan Marie