Hey everyone! I'm back for more advice and personal experiences! Quick run down, at age 29, I was diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia, had an ablation done and 2 days later had to have a pacemaker put in because my heart rate was in the 20's. Did great after getting settings adjusted a few times. A couple of years later, I was diagnosed with NSVT. Started metoprolol for that and it has worked so far. I am now 36 and a few months ago, I began having some weird symptoms...chest thumping, dizziness and nausea. I kept track of the dates and times of the "spells". My pacemaker interrogation matched the dates and time frames and showed that these were PVC's. First thing we tried was increasing my metoprolol. That didn’t help so I started flecainide. I am currently on the max dose of flecainide and the PVC's have become stronger and more often. I wore a holter monitor for 3 days because my dr wanted to see if I was a candidate for another ablation. When the results came back, it showed that they are occurring in multiple random places in my heart so an ablation isn't possible. Now, my dr is going to put me on Sotalol. I will check into the hospital on May 24th for the 3 day "loading" period.
So, I have a few questions for people who have taken or are taking Sotalol.
1. What was your hospital stay like when you started the meds? Were EKG's the only thing that they did while you were there?
2. How did you feel after taking this medicine? Did it work quickly?
3. Did you have any side effects from it?
Thanks in advance for the replies. I'm a studied and a worrier. I like to know what I'm facing from actual people who have experienced it.
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