I have been diagnosed with a fib and am now on lopresser medicaton 50 mg 2x day. Had to go to er 3 weeks ago for heart rate of 170 for over 3 hours. today my heart rate has been around 120-130 all day. I was told I could take an extra lopresser so I have and it hasn’t made a difference. At what point should I contact my doctor or go to the er? I also have taken 1/2 a xanax ok’d by my doctor.
Now! If nothing else your A fib is poorly controlled and needs further adjustment. It could be caused by other factors, or it could be a new arrhythmia. You can read more here:
In the meantime, are you taking a blood thinner? If not, you need one! There are new drugs available that are a lot easier to take than the traditional blood thinner, Coumadin:
Hope this helps,