AFibbers Database: Stephen Cooley
|Location||Liberty, Missouri (MO) USA|
|Diagnosed condition||PAT AF/FL|
|Years with condition||12|
|Frequency of episodes||Daily|
|Duration of episodes||5 minutes to 54 hours|
|Event preceding first AF||Over Stressing (again) Over Stressing JOB|
|General health||T-II Diabetes (well under control)|
|Current state||Sure could be a LOT BETTER|
Distress Makes no difference, happy times are as devestating as illness, death of family member, car wreck, etc. Being TOO TIRED (on CPAP, and that alone keeps me from getting a really restful sleep. Anxiety disorder, I just can't make my brain understand that these (Mule Kick) irregular beats are "Not Life Threatening". Sure feels life threatening to my "primative brain".
|Preventions||Drugs to induce stupor. almost PRN Xanax, Ambien, Tylenol #3 plus all the effects of 240mg Inderal X2, 300mg Ethmozine X2, 10mg Hytrin X2, Amioderon 2X20mg (Loading) x2, Synthroid (tumor removal), Actos 15mg X1 |
|Current medications/side effects||Intense fatigue, depression, inability to concentrate, blurred vision, shakiness, (I KNOW BETTER THAN TO ATTEMPT TO DRIVE A CAR) leaving me "Home Alone".|
|Past medications/side effects||Most of them made me feel like I'd have to DIE to feel better. The ones that didn't cause that reaction were totally ineffective.|
|History of surgery||Two angioplastic radio frequency ablations... Somewhat successful. Thyroid removal with non malignant adanomas...3cm and 5cm diameters.|
|Future plans||Give Amioderon a chance. Maybe a pacemaker|
I feel like taking a bandanna and wrapping a couple of sets of underwear, tying it to a "walking stick" pole, and just RUNNING AWAY. Maybe if I ran away fast enough, I could fool the Gremlin that took the place of my heart and I might LOOSE him.
|Personal comments||8/10/2004 will see me getting a Medtronic AT500 PaceMaker.|
The Medicines have failed, and even in the Dr's Office, from one second to 50 seconds later, my pulse will wildly fluctuate from 34 to 150+... and the blood pressure "Flys" along with my pulse. My pace will be 65, and even though I'm only 54, I feel like my heart is 90, and my activities reflect that fact. I'm bed-ridden most of the time, and really important events happen, and I just MISS THEM. I'm really tired of missing out on life. Even if I'm not in bed, I have to watch out that I don't "Pass Out" with the ever-changing pressures. 4 syncope's in just the last 2 months. Good Lord Willing, by Tuesday, 8/10/04 at about Noon CDT-USA, I'll be on an even kiel, just beating along, pumping away, and I can forget the gremlin that took the place of my heart.
|acebutolol||amiodarone (cordarone,pacerone)||anisindione (miradon)|
|digoxin (lanoxin)||diltiazem (cardizem)||diphenylhydantoin|
|disopyramide (norpace)||dofetilide (tikosyn)||dronedarone|
|flecainide (tambocor)||gallopamil||ibutilide (corvert)|
|lidocaine||mibefradil||metoprolol (lopressor,toprol xl)|
|propranolol (inderal)||quinapril (accupril)||quinidine (quinaglute)|
|tocainide||trandolapril (mavik)||valsartan (diovan)|
|verapamil (calan,isoptin)||warfarin (coumadin)||asthma|
|heart block||myocardial infarction||rheumatic heart diease|
|sick sinus syndrome||stroke||WPW|
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