Before I start let me reassure anyone on Pregabalin that this side-effect started as soon as I started taking the drug… so if you are on the drug and haven’t got Arrhythmia, don’t worry!!!
On the patient info it has, under Uncommon Side-Effects… 1 person in 1000… Arrhythmia… irregular heatbeat.
Trust me eh? I posted on her last week that I had gone to a walk-in clinic with the problem but by then it had stopped again and so I was sent home. By then I had already stopped taking Pregabalin and had only been on it a week and only got up to 100 mg a day.
Last Tuesday night (a week after I had stopped taking the drug) I was taken by ambulance to A&E with it again. I could feel my heartbeat was ok for one or two beats and then it would flutter inside my chest and at same time my pulse would miss a beat.
Ok now thank goodness. I’m under strict instructions to call an ambulance if it happens again… but hopefully it’s over now for good as I’ve been off Pregabalin for 2 weeks.
It’s left me really exhausted and upset. Was very frightening. NOT helped by the fact that I have and internal shaking in the evenings caused by MS that feels a bit like my heart fluttering!!!
Anyway folk thanks for listening. I really have had a hellish two weeks… still very fatigued and emotional and just needed to tell other MSers. My MS (PPMS) has taken a hell of a jump forward recently and this was sort of the straw that broke the camel’s back.