Switching from Amiodarone to Tikosyn
After my atrial flutter broke through 4 ablations and many meds such as sotalol, the doctors put me on amiodarone about 17 months ago. I haven't had any problems since then. Since I'm in my mid-30s my new doctor doesn't want to keep me on amiodarone as it has so many bad side effects, some of which I'm already experiencing (like an extreme reaction to the sun). The plan is to switch me to tikosyn in a few weeks. I have to be off the amiodarone for 4-6 weeks first, which is a bit scary. I feel that my heart could start racing at any moment. Has anyone out there switched from amiodarone to tikosyn? If so, what was the outcome? I've been told tikosyn doesn't have any of the bad side effects, I just hope it works as well for me as the amiodarone has!