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First diagnosed June 2016
Pradaxa and Diltiazem
Switched to Flecainide after one month - did not tolerate
Cardioversion # 1 July - lasted 10 days
cardioversion # 2 lasted 2 weeks
stopped Flecainide and Pradaxa ( switched to Eliquis)
cardioversion # 3 August 2016 followed by Tikosyn hospital stay
Stayed in nsr until Feb 2017
cardioversion # 4
added 12&1/2 mg of Metoprolol to 500 mg Tikosyn 2xd & Eliquis 5 mg 2xd
Experience other strange rate related issues but generally AFib free
Take 600 mg Magnesium daily
Diagnosed with AFIB in 2016
Pradaxa and Diltiazem initially prescribed.( July)
Cardioversion July( lasted 2 weeks)
Sedcond Cardioversion - lasted 10 days
3rd Cardioversion followed by Tikosyn and Eliquis ( Sept)
One Afib episode last Feb
4 th cardioversion
12&1/2 mg of Metopoprol added to 500 Tikosyn 2xd & 5 mg Eliquis 5 mg 2xd
Hi Heather - while on Tikosyn did you feel flutters ? I have been feeling them lately and wonder if it is normal ? Been on Tikosyn since August . Thanks, Didi
Baba ! I am trying many of your plantar ideas! Thanks - ordered shoes yesterday and have CROCS SANDALS TOO!
You said you tried shots - were you on Tikosyn ? I was told not to have cortisone shot because of interaction of the two .It would help a lot to get one now - so let me know please- and thanks for good advice! Didi
No, I have never been on Tikosyn. Perhaps the subject then should go out there to someone else. Good for your trying a different shoe. I have Ortho slippers that I slip on almost daily. They are cheaper on Ebay than in stores. Even though I don't wear my Ortho shoes always outside our house, just correcting the rise of the arch puts less strain on your already hurting heels. I do like Sketchers slip on shoes also. They are only weigh ounces and give a spring to my step.
I hope you get the inside the toe type croc sandal with the gel like heel. I wore them in the house for almost an entire year when my heels were at their worse.
Also, the stretch that worked well for me and sometimes I just occasionally do it just because. I can still remember those days of shopping in a mall and having to stop at every store front playing I was interested in their displays. My heels were so bad I need that rest over and over again. You put your toes on the front of a stairstep and lean forward for about 15 seconds. It stretches the calf muscle that rides over your heel.
This is I know away from our Afib subjects but I also remember walking into my Doctor's office when Afib was bad and stopping every few steps to enjoy the flowers. Actually, I was so out of breath, I could hardly walk a few feet until I regained by breath.
Thanks for feedback .
Last year I received 3 Cortisone shots -a month apart for plantar fasciitis . They helped but 3 months later I was diagnosed with AFIB.
Coincidence? Don't know ?
I am in pain now and need an alternative . Any suggestions ? Thanks! Didi
Links to a good website below. If pain meds like Tylenol do not work, cortisone can be the next step - but only short term.
Reading this, Physical Therapy to stretch tissues seems a good treatment. If nothing works, surgery can help contracted tissues that seem to cause the pain.
I had a few shots years ago in my elbow for something like carpel tunnel. There is strong advisement to not use many shots, it is very powerful. 3 shots for you sounds like enough no matter what else is going on. See an orthopeadic surgeon to discuss the next step. PT if you haven't tried that or surgery.
I have seen Dr John McAnulty but he doesn't seem like a good fit for me -
My doctor Miles Hassell at St. Vincent's reccommended Dr Randy Jones . I was so happy to see your post and that you were pleased !
Can you share any more ?
diagnosed a month ago and at lose ends for guidance.