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Diclofenac & Atrial Fibrillation

Posted by Alistaire on 02 Oct 2011 at 11:06 GMT

Having read the report in the Daily Express of 28th September, I can say that my experience supports the findings.
For ten years or more, I have suffered from Atrial Fibrillation. It would have occurred regularly at about three-week intervals.
Just under three years ago, my cardiologist suggested that I cease taking the NSAID Arthrotec 75 which had previously been prescribed to help with joint pain. My GP agreed that I should follow that suggestion.
I have not had a single bout of Atrial Fibrillation since then.
I much prefer to put up with the discomfort in my joints as compared to having regular bouts of Atrial Fibrillation.

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