Posted 5/28/2013 8:12 PM (GMT -6)
Hello to all, i'll start with the afib. i have always had a fast pulse average about 102 January I felt dizzy and noticed my pulse was 130 or higher. My doctors nurse ran and got the EKG machine because my pulse was 163, she said the EKG was not right but did not know why. My doctor came in and he re started Inderal (propranolol) which I had taken a couple of years ago when my pulse went up (I was taking an herb called Yomimbe and that turned out to be the reason. (Stress test and echo all were fine)
So the cardio doctor says i have A flutter or Afib. the do a cardio conversion and it works for 10 days only (sigh) so he starts me on Cardizem (Diltizam?) My heart rate is fine at 82 but I still get a mild "flutter" now and again. I am real tired however and here is where it gets dicey.
I suffer from an enlarged prostrate and pee 5-7 times a night. I get lousy sleep because of this and my psych doctor suggested Provigil or Strattera-The Strattera scares me a bit but was on Provigil years ago and it was decent for me then.
I really need to feel awake and am not afraid of some risk but wonder if provigal will be ok with my afib?
Thanks to anyone who may have had this problem of lousy sleep and desire to start Provigil or Ritalin
Swan (aka Glen)