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HI DOCTOR I HAVE DIGNOSTED WITH ATRIL FIBRILLATION . I WAS

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HI DOCTOR I HAVE DIGNOSTED WITH ATRIL FIBRILLATION . I WAS ABUSING TAKING
TAKING ANBIEN CR 12.5 SINCE AUGUST I WAS TAKING 1 1/2 PILL TO TRY SLEEP.
YOU THINK MY ATRIL FIBRILLATION IS COMING FROM THE AMBIEN. I RECEIVED A
CARDIO VERSION EN HOSPITAL BUT DOESENT WORK FOR MI. NOW A TAKING AMIODARONE
200 MG.

RickMD :

I am online and happy to help you with your question today.

RickMD :

No. Ambien would not lead to or cause your atrial fibrillation.

RickMD :

You do not need to worry about this at all.

RickMD :

I see that you are typing...I will standby

RickMD :

Nor should it in any way make your Afib any worse.

Customer:

not even if was taking 1 1/2 12.5 pill since may

RickMD :

Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?

RickMD :

While that is 50% more then the recommended dosage, no. I would not directly affect your heart.

Customer:

what do you think atril fibrillation is coming from

RickMD :

Afib is a very common condition that comes from many different pathological issues.

RickMD :

But what it boils down to is an abnormality in the electrical system of your heart.

Customer:

I recevied a cardio version in the hospital but doesent work for me.

RickMD :

While cardioversion is a very successful treatment, as you found out, it doesn't work for all. Amiodarone is a very good drug for this issue.

Customer:

I am taking cordarone 200 mg in the morning . what is the best option for me

Customer:

the cure this problem what its my best choice

RickMD :

Telling you what is the "best" medical management for you specific condition, using only internet "chat" is not possible......your best choice at this point is to follow your cardiologists advice.

Customer:

thank you my DR

RickMD :

The amiodarone may convert you to a normal rhythm. But, that being said, many patients have no problem staying in Afib.

RickMD :

From what you have posted, however, it sounds like you are in good hands.

RickMD :

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