I was put on beta blockers in August 2016. I started on 2.5mg and went down to 1.25mg. I can't remember when my dose was lowered, but that probably happened in June 2017.
I have been on Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) since my ablation in January 2017 and remain on that but nothing else.
I stopped taking beta blockers last week. I am now going through all manner of strange sensations - i have this physical anxiety feeling that sits in my chest (not near my heart) and get mild palpitations every so often. These aren't the most accurate descriptions of the sensations I am experiencing, so let me just say they are very strange.
Is this just a normal reaction to stopping taking something?
Or could it be that the beta blockers in some way countered the negative effects of the xarelto and now that I am not taking the beta blockers any more the effects of the xarelto have been unleashed?
I think Magnesium is helping, but its still early days. Are there other supplements to consider?
I am healthy and fit, my a-fib was bought on because I have congenital aortic stenosis.