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  • My diagnosed A fib a week ago.

    A fib worrying me and my family and to had stress to this, I am currently on aprobationary period in my new job and scared I might loose it and my wife is convinced we will lose everything. Currently on 1.25mg of blocker and blood thinners. Waiting for scan in 2 days.

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  • Heart racing at night and in mornings

    Hi. I’ve been experiencing rapid pounding heart in the middle of the night quite often. It only lasts about 5-10 min.  Then I feel hungry right after. I also get rapid heart rate/anxiety attacks during the day. I’ve been to the hospital several times for this. Every time they do an ecg  my...

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  • Anyone on flecanide for AFib

    Thinking about trying flecanide and I am curious if  anyone has tried it etc . I’m a very fit 52 y.o and wants to continue exercising at least 5 x a week weights and cardio. 

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  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and associated digestive problems?

    I have been diagnosed recently with Paroxysmal A/F. Episodes are usually infrequent- around 1 every 4-6 weeks. Onset is invariably at night and when lying down to sleep or actually asleep. The time spent out of rhythm varies from 30 minutes to as much as 8 hours, usually going back into normal sinus...

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  • How much running miles per hours is good for ETT.

    Hi... i have heart problem last 4 years but dr or cardiologist said i have anxiety. My ecg and echo tests are normal. I had cito angio 4 year ago and result was normal. When i walk and take rest my heart going to sinking badly and i feel i m going towards heart failure. Cardiologist took 4 times my...

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  • Middle of chest pain

    Hello I don’t know what it is, but every so often I will get a achy pain feeling in center of chest when I either bend down, cough, take deep breath, move in different position or press off the chair to get out it hurts, like I said in the past I’ve never had this but since my two afib episodes on beta...

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  • Had anyone considered giving up?

    Been suffering afib for six months. Can’t function and mentally struggling every second. Always in constant fear and depression. Tried everything I can but don’t see any hope. I want to get back to the old good life so much and be a normal me. But as time goes by, I realize it’s impossible and I’m stuck...

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  • Is this what is called Atrial Flutter ?

    does anyone who has AF get a faster heartbeat when in bed. My heart is in sinus rhythmn but beats over 100bpm when I lie down to sleep. I do have AF and am on Flecainide to keep it from being irregular.

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  • New Afib sufferer - BPM now seem to be in range - what next?

    Hi everyone - I have recently been diagnosed with afib (constantly irregular but not in a massive irratic flutter).  My BPM was around 150 but it now seems to be down at around 80 (although that's with my machine which doesn't seem to like afib and it is maybe not a true reading).  I...

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  • Frequent urination at the onset of afib

    My afib ususlly starts at night. I experience a severe need to urinate numerous times for the first 3-4 hours of sleep. I'm tslkinh about 10+times. My doctor says its rare and is caused by the production of BNP, an enzyme from the ventricles. Anybody else have this problem?

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  • Information needed about an Ablationist

    I've decided to get an Ablation and the best in Ireland seems to be Dr Szeplaki in Dublin. I've been in touch with his office but can't get an answer as to whether he uses Imaging Equipment to map the whole heart and ablates all the involved nerves or just Ablates around the Pulmonary Vein...

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  • Magnesium

    Hello all and happy Easter! Just need Lil help, I’ve been reading up we’re magnesium helps, I take beta blocker and blood thinners, I also take aspirin, lexapro in morning with blood thinner and half of beta blocker, evening I take blood thinner and other half of beta blocker and before bed seziure med...

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  • Types of AF

    Hello, I am learning about AF mostly through reading on here.   I hadn`t realised there were different `types` of AF.   It says on Google... Paroxysmal AF – AFib that occurs sometimes and then stops. AFib stops by itself and the heart returns to normal rhythm. ... Persistent AF –...

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  • Had my first AFib episode. Now what?

    Hi all, Last week I drove myself to hospital, thinking I was having a panic attack (I have anxiety and take Valdoxan for it) but instead ended up diagnosed with AFib. I'm only 32 so was a bit suprised I was getting a cardioversion rather than grabbing some lunch that day. It took two goes to...

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  • So what next?

    I've done five complete stress tests and ultrasound and have confirmed my heart's structure and function are all normal. I don't have any risk factor. All my afib happened when I was sleeping. Just got the 6th episode yesterday, woke up at 4am in afib. Needless to say that was so frustrated...

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  • It is PVC or Afib

    Ever since my panic attack back on Oct 2018 , I have been feeling heart palpations. As the months went , I have been having fewer and fewer and sometimes disappeared and come back for a week or so and then disappear again . One of my fear is that I have developed Afib ( increase stroke risk , stroke...

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  • Life insurance - UK

    Afib is not life threatening but I have to pay twice as much as my girlfriend for half as much payout on our life insurance - can anyone recommend a good provider of insurance that does good rates for sufferers of Afib ? I currently pay £27 a month for £125k of cover 

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  • Medication

    i am on 10mg bisoprol once a day. And 100mg flecanide twice a day. My pulse is always fine and my BP. Through the day I experience a weird feeling like my legs go to jelly and feel I need to take deep breaths. The feeling seems to be in my stomach. It usually happens when I am out walking my dogs. Just...

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  • Palpatations scaring me

    I’ve been experiencing palps for around 5 yrs on and off. They went away for the past two years. The past week they have come back but different than the first time. Before they were sudden and lasted once or twice. This time they are constant. But just light bumps. But all the time. So my cardiologist...

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  • How did your cardiac ablation go?

    I have a cardiac ablation scheduled next week.  A bit nervous over possible complications that I understand are rather rare such as clots/stroke, esophageal damage due to TEE scope, heart damage etc.  I'm a 40 year old healthy male and have had random afib (a few times per year) for several...

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  • How long can I live after first encountered of afib?

    I'm 36 year old male, 5"8' and 164 lbs. I had afib the first time on 8/26 this year. It feels so bad and puts me onto continuous anxiety.  However, I've been seen by four different cardiologists. Did three treadmill tests, three cardio echo, three 24 hour holter monitor and a few...

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  • Having a buzzing feeling in chest

    Hello I just would like to ask if anybody has had a buzzing feeling almost like you cut something on that buzzes and then you turn it off in there chest? I was having it last night a lot I checked my bp it was 116/70 and hr was around 60 a coup times last night, and when went to bed laying on my left...

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  • Chiropractice treatment on vagus nerve

    I have suffered with Afib for 8 or so years.  Have had two ablations which have left me having even more attcks.  When in AFib,after hours in fibrillation I am aware of an intense surge to me head (almost like a build up of presure)which almost makes me think I will black out.  I don't,...

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  • Maze procedure

    Hi - I've had 3 failed ablations.  I'm wondering now about the Maze procedure - the minimally invasive one.  Does anyone have experience of this?  Or any next steps.  I am controlled for the moment by medication but don't hold out hope that this will last.  Thanks...

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  • Constant urination at night with fast heart rate.

    Since Dec last l have been woken abruptly with rapid heart rate, then needing to urinate immediately. I have sinus tachycardia and high blood pressure. I am on Losarten 25mg and 12mgs. Also a Betta blocker Bisoprolol 1.25mg. Have only had this particular problem since my dose of Losarten was upped in...

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  • Sleeping on left side

    Can anyone sleep on their left side without causing the afib to act up?  I have a pacemaker on right side now and leads get in the way of laying on right side.

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  • Troponin

    My blood tests came back saying my troponinlevel was raised to 327 what does this mean anyone just had another episode of artrial flutter even though im on beta blockers

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  • Anxiety and Afibnow can take nothing

    I was diagnosed 5 years ago as suffering with GAD ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder)  for which I was given Citalopram.and I was told I would have to always take it. In July of last year I was diagnosed with Afib and given medication to control my heartrate,  and thin my blood. Unfortunately my...

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  • Had another episode of afib have questions please

    Hello I’m a 46 year old male, I have always been a bigger guy, but never had problems with high bp until about two years ago when I had my 1st afib attack, it took them few hours to get me back to normal, but I was put on aspirin and 3.5mg of coreg once a day, was told to lose weight and I did about...

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  • Cardioversion Side Effects

    Has anyone been left with considerable fatigue and a sore chest post cardioversion?  I just can't seem to get my strength back.  My heart rate stays in the low 50s on Sotolol but this is day four after my procedure and my energy level is a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10.  I also feel like...

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  • Eliquess

    I had an afib attack a month ago.  I was placed on Eliquis (against my better judgement).  I'm 70 years old, never having an attack before.  My blood pressure has been out of sight ever since.  I'm now on 3 different medications for it.  I'm now having some stomach...

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