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Would you have Neuropathy (Peripheral neuropathy) when you have Atrial fibrillation?





Summary: Neuropathy is found among people with Atrial fibrillation, especially people who are male, 50-59 old, also have Pericarditis, and take medication Cordarone.

We study 18 people who have Neuropathy (Peripheral neuropathy) and Atrial fibrillation from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) can be treated by Warfarin Sodium, Coumadin, Flecainide Acetate, Digoxin, Sotalol Hydrochloride, Pradaxa. (latest reports from Atrial Fibrillation 84,600 patients)

Neuropathy

Neuropathy (damage to nerves) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Neuropathy 5,090 patients)

On Dec, 15, 2014: 18 people who have atrial fibrillation and Neuropathy are studied.

Trend of Neuropathy in atrial fibrillation reports

Gender of people who have atrial fibrillation and experienced Neuropathy * :

FemaleMale
Neuropathy33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have atrial fibrillation and experienced Neuropathy * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%21.05%78.95%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neuropathy0.00%83.33%16.67%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pericarditis (4 people, 22.22%)
  2. Lung neoplasm malignant (4 people, 22.22%)
  3. Hypertension (3 people, 16.67%)
  4. Myocardial infarction (2 people, 11.11%)
  5. Insomnia (2 people, 11.11%)
  6. Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 5.56%)
  7. High blood pressure (1 people, 5.56%)
  8. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 5.56%)
  9. Asthma (1 people, 5.56%)
  10. Bladder disorder (1 people, 5.56%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Cordarone (9 people, 50.00%)
  2. Omeprazole (6 people, 33.33%)
  3. Clonazepam (5 people, 27.78%)
  4. Bisoprolol fumarate (5 people, 27.78%)
  5. Digoxin (5 people, 27.78%)
  6. Cisplatin (4 people, 22.22%)
  7. Gemzar (4 people, 22.22%)
  8. Amitriptyline hydrochloride (4 people, 22.22%)
  9. Iressa (4 people, 22.22%)
  10. Plavix (3 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Is cardioversion safe for someone who has cervical stenosis
    (Asked by a 61 year old man who has Atrial Fibrillation, Cervical Spinal Stenosis)
    I have cervical stenosis. C3 thru C6 are unstable and under doctors care. Is cardio version procedure to correct atrial fibulation safe for me to do have done?
  • Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face.
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Lichen Sclerosus, Peripheral Neuropathy)
    Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
  • Can an im phenergan injection cause neuropathy, where the injection was given?
    (Asked by a 38 year old woman who has Neuropathy, and takes Phenergan)
    I was given a phenergan injection in PACU. Once I was discharged and home, I felt numbness in my leg where the injection was given. I called my MD and was told the numbness was from the position my leg was in during surgery. It has now been 5 months and my upper thigh has neuropathy. Can Phenergan do this?
  • I have a-fib after taking benadryl. i've been off it for a few days, but flutters remain. how long does it last?
    (Asked by a 86 year old woman who has Atrial Fibrillation/flutter, and takes Benadryl)
    I took 6 pills a day for a week, have been off medication for several days, but A-Fib symptoms continue.
  • Dabigatran,rivaroxaban, apixaban (eliquis) or aspirin - which is most suitable for a patient with af (atrial fibrilation), left subdural hematoma, right ischemic stroke with hemorehagic transformation
    (Asked by a 82 year old woman who has Thyroid Disorder, Ischemic CVA Stroke With Hemorrhagic Transformation, Chronic Subdural Hematoma (Left), High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation)
    My grandmother have Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and suffered a ischemic CVA stroke with hemorrhagic transformation on right brain this week. She also had left sudural hematoma for some time now, due to which Asprin (ecospirin-75) that she was taking because of her AF was stopped and I believe that stopping ecosirin resulted in a stroke (ischemic CVA stroke with hemorrhagic transformation on right brain this week). If Aspirin cannot be continued due to hematoma or heammorage, please suggest if there is any alternate treatment for AF, because if AF is not controlled then it might lead to another stroke. Are any of these medicines can give a soliution - Dabigatran,Rivaroxaban, Apixaban or is there any alternate treatment.

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    (Posted by a 66 year old woman who has Hip Fracture, Atrial Fibrillation, and takes Cymbalta, Klor-con M10, Levothyroxine Sodium)
    Right hip fracture. When prepping for surgery AFIB was found. Surgery was cancelled and they attempted to get AFIB under control. Finally, cardioversion was performed. When my nails started to grow out they all had two horizontal lines that cause the nail to break when it grows out to that point.
  • Turmeric and atrial fabrillation
    (Posted by a 69 year old man who has Atrial Fibrillation/flutter, and takes Turmeric)
    I am a "health nut" who has always avoided any and all tobacco and alcohol, am on no medication, am on a reasonably purer diet (organic foods etc.,) and daily take and assortment of vitamins, minerals and a few herbs like garlic and saw palmetto. I had recently began taking therapeutic doses of Turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties in both powered and capsule forms--(powdered form for approximately two to three weeks--one teaspoon twice daily; capsule form for approximately three or four days--one capsule twice daily.) On the day in question, I took one teaspoon of the powered form of turmeric with a late lunch and left off the capsule form. I jog/walk two or three miles intermittently and roughly twice a week. Into the second mile of a three mile jog/walk that night,I experienced an unusual weakness and fatigue, stopped after the second mile and pulse was over 200. I had sweated a lot and after resting a while, I walked the third mile back home and showered. I was unable to sleep. My heart was in atrial fibrillation which was diagnosed hours later at the local Medical Center ER. Heart rate was fluctuating in the 150-170 range and was brought down to 100-120 range with I.V. medication but stayed in that range. Exactly 11 hours after its beginning and with virtually no sleep for over 24 hours and after drinking only water but with very little food and no vitamin or Turmeric consumption, immediately after standing up for the third time in four or five hours to go to the bathroom, I suddenly converted back to a normal heart rate which is 60 to 70 beats a minute and was released from the medical center seven hours later. Plan to stop taking all forms of Turmeric.
  • Adderall xr 30 mg and peripheral neuropathy
    (Posted by a 19 year old girl who has Peripheral Neuropathy, and takes Adderall Xr 30)
    I have been taking adderall xr 30 mg for the past five years, with some breaks. I started showing symptoms of peripheral neuropathy the second year. This year (my 5th year on adderall) has been the worst and most difficult for my peripheral neuropathy. I also suffer from major depressive disorder and HSV, and I have heard that both of them may be related to peripheral neuropathy.
  • Lyrica varied widely
    (Posted by a 69 year old woman who has Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Pain, Bright-red Rash, Swelling Of Ankles, Weight Gain, and takes Lyrica)
    I was prescribed Lyrica for treatment of chronic pain. It was ineffective, but it knocked out the symptoms of interstitial. However, it also caused rapid weight gain (I went from 110 to 130 lbs. in just a few weeks) and my ankles started to swell. The pain doctor advised me to discontinue the drug, but the urologist suggested lowering the dose. I did, and the swelling went down. I weighed myself daily and watched what I ate, and my weight returned to normal within a month. Subsequently, I continued taking the lower dose and had no further problems. Then I developed severe spinal stenosis, and my dosage of Lyrica was increased to six 75 capsules daily, in addition to 480 mg of morphine sulphate. I tolerated the Lyrica well. After surgery, however, my ankles began to swell again, and although I didn't have a problem with weight gain, I developed a bright red rash from ankles to knees. I dropped the dosage of Lyrica to 50 mg twice daily, and had no further side effects. The rash simply disappeared, with no damage to the skin. Following the surgery, I was able to titrate off morphine completely. I continue to take Lyrica twice daily. It doesn't seem to affect pain (I still ache a bit, as I have degenerative changes in all joints) but it does dampen peripheral neuropathy, which I experience both in my toes and balls of my feet. It also dampens the neuropathy in my forehead, where I had four surgeries to remove a malignant melanoma. I have had no side effects other than those mentioned, and find it interesting the I could tolerate a high dosage of Lyrica prior to surgery, but after surgery could not, and that adverse side effects varied not only with the dosage but with my own physical condition. I don't find it to be highly effective in treating neuropathy, but it does still the tingling enough to let me sleep and take my mind off the condition.
  • Atrial fib and ibs, is there a connection?
    (Posted by a 89 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, and takes Pradaxa, Multaq)
    I felt wonderful, after a good night sleep and a nice breakfast. Took my heart medicine. Took off for an hour shopping and the A-Fib began with a vengeance and lasted five hours.

    During the time, interestingly, I had continuous IBS. If I had not used butter (an IBS trigger) on my toast that morning, would have had an episode at all? I wonder if there isn't a connection, one that I might be able to control to some extent. This is worth trying!

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