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Old 09-13-2007, 03:45 PM
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I have been on Tikosyn for almost two years. Started out ok. Then I had a few episodes of rapid heart beat. It got even more frequent. I quit drinking alcohol seven months ago the episodes are even more frequent now. Sometimes as many as three a day lasting fron minutes to hours. I take .5mg of Alprasolam when this happens and it helps curb the attack of rapid heart beat. I'm a 55 year old male. I've also noticed that I have these attacks after I eat, especialy sweets. Does anyone else have a simular situation? I take .250mg twice daily.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:23 PM
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I am an age 62 male. I started having a-fib problems (rapid and irregular heartbeat) after knee replacement surgery 2+ years ago. I started using tikosyn 10 months ago (also have taken digoxin for 2 years). Side effect has primarily been less energy (and IRD; have some weight gain but it could be related to less energy). Episodes of a-fib are now becoming more recurrent (extremely seldom at beginning - 4 times the last month). The episodes are 18-60 hours long. I seem more likely to go into a-fib if I have had more than 2 drinks. I went into a-fib almost immediately when trying viagra. Now considering ablation as a posssible remedy (Dr. says 60% success ratio likely).
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