Beta blocker or calcium channel blocker?
Hello all! I'm writing in regards to my mother who received a pacemaker on February 2, 2020. She had a fall brought on by 3rd degree heart block. After a life flight to a bigger hospital and emergency surgery- she now has new hardware. Because of the fall she also has a skull fracture and brain bleed. She was put on dilitazem after a few rapid heart rate events within the last month but has experienced the flushing and breakthrough tachycardia. Her doctor has advised her to start taking propanolol instead, which she was on for 20+ years prior to the complete block. She is anxious about going back to the propanolol even though she got along really well with it before the cardiac incident.
Has anyone been through these two meds? Do you have an encouraging words or personal experiences I could share with her? She's also tapering off Fioricet too (don't ever go on this med it's awful) and she's just very unsure of everything. As her caregiver I'm trying to gather all the info I can. Any info or input is greatly appreciated!!