metoprolol and flecanide

I got my PM July 30th for Sick Sinus Syndrome, and I have Afib and a tacycardia along with PVCs. I started with one EP who had me on Sotalol after the PM  that didn't seem to help with my symptoms. The medication was causing me to feel awful so I sought out a 2nd opinion after feeling I was being dismissed. The new EP thought I would benefit from an Afib ablation which I did. The EP has been on metoprolol and now wants to put me on felcanide because I still having symptoms. Is anyone else on these two meds and have they helped? 

Thanks a bunch!!


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Different meds

by Theknotguy - 2019-12-02 19:41:13

Doctors can't look at you and determine what heart drugs will work for you and what won't.  Some people will get along fine with Metoprolol and others have said it's like walking around carrying cement bricks.  It just depends upon your body make up.  Sometimes it does take time for the doctors to work  through several different medications until they get something that works.  

My wife has been on Metoprolol and Flecainide for years and has been getting along fine.  
 

FLECAINIDE

by Gemita - 2019-12-03 17:53:17

Hello Heidimi5,

I was on Flecainide (not with Metoprolol but with Bisoprolol) for approx 2 years.  I found the combination helpful at first but then my arrhythmias returned.  Flecainide can be a very good first anti arrhythmic to try providing we do not have coronary artery disease since it could be dangerous in this instance.  i didnt have any real side effects from Flecainide apart from some blurry vision (which is a known side effect), but in all other respects I tolerated the med well enough and I am pretty sensitive to most meds.

What I will say is that we are all "individual" with very different health conditions and what medication will suit one person, will just not suit another.  Unfortunately medication for our arrhythmias may be trial and error until we find what suits us best and then we tend to stick with it.  Please do not give up, there will be something suitable for you - if only you can find it.  In my case, no treatment (except a beta blocker and my gem of a pacemaker) is all that I need at the moment to give me some respite.  Just hope it lasts.  I have AFib with a rapid ventricular response rate.   I also have many other atrial tachyarrhythmias and lots of ventricular ectopics too and they are seeing some Ventricular Tachycardia but not frequently at the moment. These disturbances are really awful when they occur, so I know just what you are going through.  I am being paced at 70 bpm and this is really helping me.  I wish you the best of luck with your med changes

Beta blocker

by Pacer2019 - 2019-12-04 22:50:32

Metoprolol is on the NCAA banned substance list for all shooting sports .

it gives the shooter an unfair advantage by lowering the heart rate 

 

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