Went on to amiodarone about 6 weeks ago and have recently posted something similar, but still have questions:
- how does amiodarone work? Is the aim to prevent episodes or to curtail them?in the beginning it really cut down length of episodes. There were times during an episode it was as if the drug was 'fighting back the afib......
- despite still, obviously being on Amiodarone, length of episodes is steadily creeping up again and the severity of them (Chest pain, heart banging about as well as the 'normal' arrhythmia) is also increasing plus headache is now added in (Not there before) ' wondering why? (All else - diet (now heavily sugar low and plant based) activity, work - the same.)
- waiting for initial consultantation 're ablation (I'm sure will be review of AFIB condition plus 'lifestyle' etc which is understandable). In the meantime, should I contact cardiology GP 're worsening symptoms? I know (and again understand) that often with most illnesses/treatments it involves a "waiting game", but don't want to let the waiting cause a downward spiral in the afib.
Having said all that, I have to say, too, that if NSR were a person, I would hug them tight every day, shower them with flowers and wildly expensive gifts, and never stop telling them how much I loved them! The feeling of being in NSR again after afib is one if the best in the world.
Before afib, I never gave a second thought to how much a 'simple' (!) a thing as a steady heartbeat mattered.