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My EP has told me that I am cleared to do any exercise, and has encouraged me to get outside and be active, so 2 weeks ago I started light jogging. I've been a walker for years and before being diagnosed with Flutter 2 years ago was quite active. I was looking forward to being more active again. I've had unsuccessful ablations and have tried many meds. The current regime keeps my heart pretty quiet and I've had no racing for 4 months, just PAC's.
Unfortunately, after the 3rd time out, my heart has now stared to go into an arrythmia within 20 minutes. I've tried going slower, alternating between walking and running, and trying flat surfaces as opposed to some hills. My heart has so far gone back into sinus rhythm within 30 minutes. But, I am not so sure that exercise is safe for me. I've read that exercise is encouraged for people with arrythmias and it's actually supposed to help.
Does anyone have experience with this? Does my heart need more time to adjust or maybe I'm just breaking through the meds and I need to adjust them? I'm not sure how much my heart can tolerate, and it really might be that being active is something I have to forget about.
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