Fatigue, dizziness and Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

I have been diagnosed with WPW.  I have been taking Atnenol for well over 6 years.  My Cardiologist took me off it and up me on Cardizem. for q bout 45 days.  The side effects were horrible (severe hot flashes, memory loss, confusion, weakness, loss of co orrrdination).  I am not sure if these were due to the withdrawal from atenol or the new side effect of Cardsizem. He put me on Lopressor for 2 weeks, I have fallen, been super dizzy, ringing in the ears, super tired along with my stomach issues [I have GERD and a hiatle hernia]-the effects are horrible.  I have given up all caffeine and plan to stop smoking as my chest is really been hurting for the past few months.  How long does the all the meds that I have been taking for the past few months get out of my system?  What is the prognosis for me regarding my WPW? How safe is abluation procedure?  I am 57 years old.  

I am not at all sure your medications have anything to do with your symptoms. Instead, I am more concerned these are related to your WPW or instead  coronary artery disease (CAD) for which you are at risk. Women often have atypical symptoms with CADYou need to be checked out, have an EKG, blood work, cardiac echo and probably an EP study.

If your symptoms are indeed a result of WPW and not CAD or something like menopause, your doctors should indeed consider an ablation, quite safe, especially if done for the right reasons!

Hope this helps,

Dr T


Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
7 + 2 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.