I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in August 2018. Put on to Apixaban with a view to having a "Cardioversion"(jumpstart), 6 weeks later. Anyway this only happened on the 13 March 2019. It worked initially but after an ECG 5 weeks later, I am back in AF and now awaiting a consultatiom with another Cardiologist with a view to having a Cardio Ablation.
Since November 2018 I have had muscle ache in my neck, both shoulders, upper arms and lower back. I feel weak in the arms and legs and had real difficulty at a yoga course 2 months back. I was stiff all over and considerably weaker. I am 63 and a physiotherapist. I have always been really fit up until now and find I am worse off since taking the Apixiban than just the AF. Karl.