Author Topic: Runs of afib  (Read 1239 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Runs of afib
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2022, 08:29:10 pm »
I was diagnosed with afib during wd. Never had it before. Iíve been hospitalized twice to convert. Mine has been much better lately after having daily electrolytes and doing cardio excercise. It is often caused by electrolyte imbalance. If mine lasts over 30 mins I have a tablet I take to stop it
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[Buddie]

Re: Runs of afib
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2022, 08:31:33 pm »
I was diagnosed with afib during wd. Never had it before. Iíve been hospitalized twice to convert. Mine has been much better lately after having daily electrolytes and doing cardio excercise. It is often caused by electrolyte imbalance. If mine lasts over 30 mins I have a tablet I take to stop it
What is it if you don't mind me asking ?
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[Buddie]

Re: Runs of afib
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2022, 08:41:21 pm »
Itís called flecinade. Also referred to as the pill in the pocket. Itís a sodium channel blocker. It usually stops it within the hour but the last run I had I had to take a 2nd pill to stop it. How long are ur runs?
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[Buddie]

Re: Runs of afib
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2022, 08:51:42 pm »
Also beta blockers can actually make it worse in some people. I have bradycardia, slow heart rate. My heart rate is usually between 50-55 bpm. Beta blockers slow the heart rate. My genius cardiologist told me to stay on this when I was first diagnosed. Slowing down an already slow heart rate. Idiot. I weened myself Off.

In wd we donít eat well so itís probably very likely we have nutritional deficiencies. Make sure u eat well as best u can. Sometimes drinking a little salt in water can help too. The usual process in hospital is iv potassium and magnesium first, then flecinade, then cardio inversion.
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[Buddie]

Re: Runs of afib
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2022, 08:56:10 pm »
My runs have been so strange, I've caught it 3 times all the same story. Starts out not in rythym, for about 5to10 minutes , I can feel it and it's still in the 70s but it's usually also in the 50s for me,, I check it a few times and it reads afib, then after about 10 min I check it again, it's in sinus tachy. I know it's uncommon but I've caught it on the kardia and the watch.  My doc prescribed me propranolol even though my heart rate is low and so is my bp. I didn't even get it.
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[Buddie]

Re: Runs of afib
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2022, 04:47:04 am »
I was diagnosed with afib during wd. Never had it before. Iíve been hospitalized twice to convert. Mine has been much better lately after having daily electrolytes and doing cardio excercise. It is often caused by electrolyte imbalance. If mine lasts over 30 mins I have a tablet I take to stop it

That's a very great point you make. Electrolytes are vitally important to maintaining normal heart function along with the Vitamin B group of supplements. I've found Niacin (Vitamin B3) in particular to be very helpful. Likely due to it's vasodilation effects, helping to support the heart in carrying blood flow around the body, making it work less hard.

Exercise is a struggle for many on here at the moment, especially if they're currently suffering from chronically high heart rate due to rebound stimulation from the Benzo withdrawal. But perhaps starting out by just taking electrolytes first until things settle down, then starting out with some light cardio exercises could potentially speed up the withdrawal process.

Thanks for posting this. I hope more people take notice of it because it's a very useful one.  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Runs of afib
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2022, 07:00:25 pm »
Yes fraz I know a lot of people arenít at the stage of cardio, but hereís a thought. Ur heart follows a track electrically. Imagine itís a figure eight. Every now and then, the heart for whatever reason might skip the figure eight and just do the loop. If the problem is electric, which in the case of afib it is, we might ďmiss the trackĒ hundreds of times a day. Over time, because the new loop is worn in, this becomes the new electric track our heart rate takes, which is definitely not good. By excercising, getting ur heart rate up even with a walk, ur heart will pump hard and strong. I never feel afib when Iím excercising, even just a walk. So by doing this Iím forcing my heart to take the correct path, wearing the original track back in.

Also, I agree with vitamin b advice, but they can be extremely activating in wd. I could never tolerate them, and Iím still too scared to try x

But everyone is different 👍🏼
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