I have Ventrical tachycardia (4 episodes so far). One put me into the ER (240 pulse), I ended up with a defib and an attempted ablation (they couldn't get to any, though).
I was then placed on Toprol XL, 25 mg. Was fine for a while, then I got hit with another Vtach at 285 bpm. So, back to the doc, he raised my Toprol XL to 50 mg, was again fine until last Friday, when once again I got hit with a Vtach at 245, then early saturday morning (just as I woke up) at 218 bpm, which didn't require a shock, only management.
So, the doc now has me on 100 mg of Toprol XL, but wants me to go into the Hospital again to swap to Sotalol.
For anyone on Sotalol, did you experience any side affects? How well has it managed your irreguar heart beat?
Any info would be helpful before I go in for the drug study.
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