After 100 days of ibrutinib with wonderful results Atrial Fibrillation is ruining it. A-Fib has been controlled with Diltiazem but my Doctor feels that it’s best to stop the ibrutinib and try to get Acalabrutinib approved which supposedly similar but does not usually include the A-fib side effect. After a few days of stopping the ibrutinib I experienced withdrawal and wasn’t feeling very well. Now I am ok again, even when my lymph nodes have grown back. I have several questions that maybe I could answer with your experiences.
Is the Afib resulting from a side effect usually temporary or permanent ?
Has anyone tried Acalabrutinib a a second choice after Ibrutinib?
Are there any other similar experiences that can be shared ?
Thank you all very much for your always very kind responses.