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atrial Fribulation

By November 4, 2010 - 3:40pm

I have atrial frib and am taking Coumadin
Who is finding methods of living normally ?

By January 7, 2011 - 2:47pm

Define Normal.
Coumadin is nasty stuff try to get something else. It won't help AF it is just a blood thinner with the "hope" of reducing a stroke. in my opinion aspirin is just as effective.
I take a blood pressure med that reduces the heart rate.
When I get AF I figure it won't kill me, not today, sure there is a risk. So knowing this I am not so anxious. The first thing I do is take a Bayer aspirin, 325mg? Not the baby one. Then I take an anxiety pill and try to sleep or at least stop moving. I don't work but I do have an active life so this is not always possible. When it's over (between 4 and 12 hours) I just go back to my normal activity and try not to think about it. It is out of my control. I pray a lot :-)
I try to sneeze. They say that helps.
I want the abilation surgery but Kaiser won't agree. I hear it is 99% effective. The procedure is like an angiogram. A wire in the leg to your heart that cauterizes the bad spot. I am 68 very healthy and active.

January 7, 2011 - 2:47pm

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