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(02-17-2014, 12:43 PM)under pressure Wrote:
(02-17-2014, 06:44 AM)Lukie Wrote: "I have had AFIB (treated with Amiodarone aka Pacerone)"

Keep an eye on your thyroid function when taking amiodarone.
I think I read somewhere when a friend's mother was on it that you need
to have regular thyroid tests when taking this medication.

I was on Amiodarone for just two years before it totaly destroyed my Thyroid.......I had all the required tests every six months for lung function, thyroid, and one other periodic test that is required when on this drug. It is extremely toxic and causes a lot of long-term problems......I now have to take synthetic thyroid hormone every day as a result of this drug killing my thyroid gland. I would get off that drug as soon as possible and do an ablation or some other procedure for your A-Fib.

Amiodarone is a funny drug, and a member of the the antiarythmics which are said to be "among the most toxic drugs in medicine".

However it is used because it is both more effective and LESS toxic than it's predecessors.

Half the people think it (nearly) killed them; the other half think it saved their lives.

In my case, it just doesn't bother me at all.


Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
#12
Hi under pressure, WELCOME! to the forum.!
trish6hundred
#13
(02-16-2014, 02:26 PM)tvanslooten Wrote: Since I'm new to this board, I'm not allowed to post links so I'll do my best to give you the info without actually providing links or hint of links. The spam filters in this forum are super tight as I've tried numerous ways to provide the info and every attempt gets flagged.

There are a few sites and forums I would highly recommend to learn more about atrial fibrillation:

For this site, add dot com after the name and then /forum/

LivingWithAtrialFibrillation

For this site, add forum dot to the front of the name:

StopAfib
(this is a dot org site)

For this site, add dot net to the end (you'll find their board on the home page):

[commercial website removed - see admin note below]

With the exception of my forum on LivingWithAtrialFibrillation, which I just launched so it has very little activity, the rest of these have been around for a long time but between all of these sites, you should be able to find the answers to all of your afib questions.

Good luck to you!

Travis
Hi tvanslooten,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Thanks for posting this information and best of luck to you.
trish6hundred


#14
Not sure, but when they made you a master member you might have been given the privilege to post links -- haven't checked yet myself and I agree that it isn't a good idea to "test the limits" but to find the rules first.
Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
#15
(02-16-2014, 02:26 PM)tvanslooten Wrote: Since I'm new to this board, I'm not allowed to post links so I'll do my best to give you the info without actually providing links or hint of links. The spam filters in this forum are super tight as I've tried numerous ways to provide the info and every attempt gets flagged.

Travis, the first two forum sites were non-commercial but the third one was commercial in nature (they sell vitamins primarily on that site). That was a violation of our rules, and your attempt to by-pass the rules against linking to commercial sites isn't allowed either.. Please refer to the forum rules for what's acceptable.

Anyway, the OP's post seems to have been answered, so I'm closing this thread and moving it to the Off-Topic forum.

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