I have been advised to try a second cardioversion with the aid of flecainide one week before and 2 weeks after- in preference to using amiodorone which I do not like the sound of - would flecainide be more user friendly than amiodorone ? any thoughts appreciated thanks
Flecainide: I have been advised to try a... - AF Association
Yes I would say that Flecainide is more user friendly.
I really found that the side effects of Ameodarone did not suit me. In fact it made me feel awful.
I have had more than 20 cardioversions and each time the cardioversion put me back into Normal Sinus Rhythm.
I have been taking Flecainide for nearly 30 years and whilst it doesn’t suit everyone, I have found no problems with taking it regularly.
I was desperate to be off betablockers but when my legs started to swell up I decided bbs were the lesser of the too evils -though they are crucifyung my running. I've got from very slow to am-I-actually-moving slow. Hopefully the ablation will put me back on track once I'm healed up all going well.
Good luck and thanks for your good wishes
3 years on 100mg of flecainide with no problems, fixed my AF 2 hours after the first pill.
Recently started getting the odd AF attack and flec has been increased to 150mg.
No further problems, but a bit of a worry bead about flec slowly losing its effect and my having to keep increasing dosage, max dosage is 300mg so a way to go yet, but watching it.