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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 have been taking 3 x meds to bring the rate down and try and get sinus rhythm back and have had one failed Cardioversion about four weeks ago which lasted about 4 days. Now that my BPM are lower I do feel better generally but can tell that I am still in afib and tend to run out of energy towards the end of the day or get a bit puffed after a long walk or strenuous constant lifting. Is the goal of the med team to get the rate down and then leave it there or do they ultimately work towards getting the beat back in sinus rhythm (I know each case is different just wondering what the general plan of attack is across the world). I generally lack motivation and my (what was once huge) get up and go has cleared off! Not as bad as it was so does this come back as time goes on and you get used to dealing with the feelings and tiredness?
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