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Just dx. With a fib. Meds making me weak and extremely tired. Suggestions please.Reply
I am sorry to read of your afib. I can tell you what I do for my own afib but you should also talk to a cardiologist about your situation. I tried a beta blocker several years ago and I too felt tired.
I have decided that I can live with my Afib. While shortness of breath sometimes bothers me, I’ve decided to live with it rather than deal with the side effects of other therapies. My approach has risks and benefits. Talk with your cardiologist before deciding what therapies to pursue.
My primary focus is to keep my BP as low as I can. I do this with Hawthorn/Arjuna, omega 3, grape seed extract, cocoa capsules, frequent, moderate exercise, diet. My cardiologist prescribed metoprolol at a low dose but I am holding off taking it until I see him again in about two months. I want to see how I do with my BP with non-toxic therapies first.
For the record, I think combining conventional with non-conventional therapies is the best way to manage most any health issue.
Your cardiologist may advocate cardiac ablation. I have done my homework on this procedure and have decided it is not for my. You may feel otherwise.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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In your experience, do you believe it is safe to reject Western Meds (Diltiazem and Eliquis) for recently diagnosed persistent AFib , as a 65 year old woman who has no heart disease or risk factors aside from occasional moderate hypertension. I am still shocked I even have this. I have never been overweight, eat healthy, never smoked, drink occasional alcoholic drinks, and have been very active my entire life . Still exercise with my elliptical, bicycle, garden, walk often @ Ocean… and long yoga sessions, 5x per week. No family history. Have seen a Naturopath and am taking daily heart specific supplements, ( Acetyl-L-Carnitine, HEartCalm, Ubiquinol, Nattokinase, daily Trace Mineral drops, Hawthorne Solid Extract, Himalaya Arjuna, and a baby aspirin ….daily.
Also have invested in a portable Infrared Sauna so I can do healthy (20 min.) sweats 4-5x per week. After 2 months, still have recurring Afib , so still feel nervous about my “racing heart and being smart and safe. Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks, Marsha in Eureka, California
As you know, afib increases the risk of stroke. At the same time, exercise, weight, supplements, etc. reduce the risk of stroke. You and I are in similar situations as I too have afib and worry about a stroke. This decision is personal to you so you are the person who must make it. BTW, I just returned from my weekly sauna. I am hoping to buy a home model for the condo that my wife and I are moving into. I am sorry I can’t be more help.
Hang in there,
I’ve had paroxysm a-fib for 25+ years that was gradually getting worse. I feel transdermal magnesium and Arjuna have given me my life back. Still have to watch triggers, but the improvement has been nothing short of amazing.Reply
Sorry to read of your a fib. Good to read that mag. and arjuna help. Just to get a clearer picture of your situation, when you say that your paroxysm a fib is getting worse you are saying that your episodes are more frequent or longer or both? I would like to write a post on paroxysm a fib- just trying to cover more types, more symptoms, etc. of a fib.
Do you think there are any reasons for your par a fib? Meaning I think my chronic a fib was caused by chemotherapy. Do you have history of any causes? Further, do you supplement with other heart healthy supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids or coQ10? Just curious.
Thanks for reaching out.
Hi David. Recently diagnosed with persistent a fib. I have a heart murmur and mitral valve prolapse with slight regurgitation. Cardiologist said the mitral valve issues are not a concern. Tried cardiablation which put me into perfect rhythm but was back in chronic persistent afib in a day. Now on eliquis to prevent stroke. Doc says Ecotrin is not as good at preventing strokes. He wants to put my on Tikosyn which requires a 3-5 day hospital stay or Flecainide with beta blocker, or do ablation. Ablation would have to be on left side which carries much greater risks. I do not want to do either. I just started hawthorn, ubiquitous, GlycoTrax, and 1000mg magnesium. Any others I should look into? Doc also said to stop omegas while on the eliquis. I was taking 8000-10,000mg a day. Can I go back on that while taking eliquis? Advice is greatly appreciated. My BP is usually good but I am in afib all the timeReply