I'm looking for some advice today. I have paroxysmal atrial fib, and am taking 1/4 tab of 25 mg Metoprolol 2x/day (6.25 mg). If I increase the dosage, I get severe brain fog, so much that I can't even operate the TV remote. My heart rate and B/P are both fairly low, heart rate usually 50 - 70 bpm. B/P can be as low as 100/50. I've started having episodes of afib 2-3x/week, usually lasting 2-4 hrs. Stopped by 100 mgs of flecainide PIP. I've tried dietary adjustments, supplements, lifestyle changes, etc., and I'm not sure where to go next.
My physician thinks the frequency of my AF episodes would be reduced if I take more Metoprolol, but I'm not sure about that. Besides, I can't tolerate a higher dosage. I really don't want to take Flecainide on a daily basis, I seem to be very susceptible to any and all drugs. Because of other health conditions, I also do not want to go for an ablation.
Does anyone here have personal experience similar to mine, and how do you manage your AF? I guess I'd like an easy answer, but I don't think there is one...