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Canada, September 9,  2020  7:55pm EST

Omega 3s supplements and AF

I have PAF as well as macular degeneration (AMD).  For my AMD I am on an eye vitamin which I am to take with O-3s.  It is fish oil based, 1200 mg.  I seem to have fewer episodes on 3/day, but 1-2/day is recommended on the bottle.  I asked my AF clinic and they checked with the AF pharnacy.  Here is the reply from the pharmacy today:

It's interesting that you are experiencing fewer episodes on a higher dose of omega-3. There is actually ~3% increased risk of A. fib/flutter when patients are on omega-3. Based on the dose you are currently on, lack of strong evidence for its use in macular degeneration, and an increased risk of bleeding with higher doses of omega-3 (given that you are also on a blood thinner currently)... You may continue 2/day if you are feeling better on it, however I cannot recommend increasing to 3/day.  

I experience a significant difference on O-3s and I thought this might be of interest.  Has anyone else experienced this?  I thought the pharnacist's reply was interesting.  I will continue on 2/day.  I would rather take a supplement than a daily heart rhythm medication, at least for now.

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