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Posted by DickR on November 19, 2001 at 20:04:48:

In Reply to: That's what I mean Jim posted by Shelley on November 19, 2001 at 18:49:34:

Is he still in remission?

I started on verapamil 18 months ago and it has worked well for me. Was getting hit hard at the time and started at 240mg, that dropped the attacks to bearable so I doubled the dose. At 480 completely gone. After 6 weeks I dropped back to 240 and then tried to taper off. I would start to shadow, so I would go back to the full 240. My episodes have always gone 2 to 4 months so I am never sure when an end to them is.

When I discussed this with my Doc, she said the verapamil is not harmful, if you tolerate it in the beginning, and if I wanted just stay with the lower dose. So that is what I have done, just maintained the 240. Other than the cost, I don't have any side effects.

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