Atrial Fibrillation

    • Anonymous
      April 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

      I am currently in atrial fibrillation after receiving my IVIG this past Thursday. Spent two days in a hospital emergency room..they can’t get my heart back into a normal rythym and have sent me home with calcium channel blocker medication to lower my heart rate until I see a cardiologist in a week. I ‘m not feeling alot of peace right now.
      Has anyone had any similar experiences?

    • Anonymous
      April 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear of your reaction to IVIg. I have only been on it since Jan of this year. I haven’t read of that kind of reaction in here but maybe someone will answer you with a thought or idea. I will add you to my prayer list. God bless you! Don’t give up.
      Wendy 🙂

Atrial Fibrillation??

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm

      I just saw Norb’s {welcome back!} post on another thread. Now I am real curious as to how many others of you had this problem? My rate was just over 200 beats which actually becomes more of a quiver then 😮 It happened to me twice – the first time they had to stop my heart and re-start it; the next time they were able to do it with medication. I never had this before GBS! Maybe Norb and I will start a new club. Obviously, he is the “president ” as his 300 trumps my 200!! 😀

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

      Actually, I told a fib, it’s 301 hahaha – mine has been there constantly for 2 years. The last 2 months I was on Coumadin getting ready for a cardioversion. But a week ago I saw a cardiologist who advised against it. I had nothing to gain from it in my case and the afib would return. He also wanted me to get off the coumadin because of my high risk of falling due to the CiDP. So today I am starting regular dose aspirin. Plavix is not an option because it interacts with other meds, omeprazole and fluoxetine.

      I feel the afib during the night when i get up to go to the bathroom. During the day I sometimes feel anxious or agitated. Other than that no symptoms. Now I just keep my fingers crossed that no clot develops. The afib is in my left atrium and a clot could go to the brain. Yuk

      You can be our vice president, huh.

      Norb President GBS/CIDP Afib club 😀