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20 days post ablation

Alfieros
Alfieros

As you may know, 5 days after my ablation, I wound up in the ER with aFib. It took 14 hours to get me back in normal sinus rhythm and only when they used the drug that I wanted to avoid, Amiodarone.

So follow up doc appointment went well. My heart is in normal rhythm. They lowered the dreaded medicine, Amiodarone, in half. In 1 month I go back and they’ll test the level of it in my system and do a thyroid and liver test to be sure they haven’t been affected. In January they plan to take me off altogether.

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All sounds very encouraging Alfieros, just remember to take it easy especially if you are feeling better because it’s so easy to overdo it and knock yourself back......good news!

Alfieros
Alfieros in reply to FlapJack

Thank you Jack. Yes I’m very encouraged.

FlapJack
FlapJack in reply to Alfieros

I’m not Jack, I’m a John.....FlapJack is what we call our motorhome (RV)...😉😂

Alfieros
Alfieros in reply to FlapJack

Oooh. Lol. Ok John. 😀

FlapJack
FlapJack in reply to Alfieros

👍

Did you have fib or flutter after ablation

Alfieros
Alfieros in reply to Tantaanna

For 4 days after the ablation I was in normal rhythm but on day 5, I went into a fib then after they gave me some meds, I went into flutter but after awhile went back into Afib. It was pretty intense.

Pleased you are recovering well. None of us like Amioderone but for a short term use it should be OK. I am on it for a few months as recommended by the very experienced EP and have regular blood tests.

Alfieros
Alfieros in reply to Gincalpe

Thank you Gin. Yes, my EP also agreed with my cardiologist that Amiodarone was the way to go in my case. They tried several other medications, that did not work, to put my heart back into normal sinus rhythm. I guess nobody really likes amiodarone.

So pleased that you are starting to feel the benefits of your ablation now Alfie, and reducing the amiodarone x

Alfieros
Alfieros in reply to Cat04

Thank you, my friend. how are you feeling?

Cat04
Cat04 in reply to Alfieros

Slow progress, but at least it is progress x

Alfieros
Alfieros in reply to Cat04

Yes! Good to hear it’s going on the right direction. xo

Poor you....my heart goes out to you....amiodarone has to be the absolute worst drug ever!!!!

Alfieros
Alfieros in reply to bisop

Yes it sure is. I can’t wait to be done with it. 😩😩

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