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  • an hour ago
    Your feelings are the same as mine and lots of others on here so are probably normal! I too am facing an ablation sometime soon and am torn between sheer terror and being pleased to have the opportunity to have the procedure. Most people say it is...
  • an hour ago
    Hi Steve Well firstly you are not alone, 1412 members on this forum would disagree with you :) But of course that does not stop you feeling alone, and it sounds to me like you are in really good hands with your specialist at Oxford (good ...
  • an hour ago
    I am almost certainly going over old ground here. I have had Paroxysmal AF for several years and recently increasing in frequency and duration. I saw a very good specialist at Oxford and we changed my medication to include Flecainide. ...
  • an hour ago
    Yes I took out and paid for policy on 23rd and had no idea I had any health problems whatsoever until first episode of AF which came out of the blue and landed me in hospital on 29 th March! Makes sense what you say though - will give it a try ...
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    Hi Angie Can I just check what I am reading, you took out the insurance on the 23rd March, but were not diagnosed, and did not know about the condition until the 29th March?. I'm no lawyer but ring them back and tell them to remove the excess as...
  • 2 hours ago
    responded to the last straw
    It's not long till June squady, it's nearly May now. My meeting with my EP to follow up and get results of a monitor was put back 4 months at one point. Couldn't believe it, but they did change it for me glad to say, but only after I phoned. If ...
  • 2 hours ago
    Some people find warfarin really easy and a minority of us don't. It's a very personal thing and it may take a long time to get the dose right for your lifestyle. I was assured that one does not have to be in the therapeutic range to have some ...
  • 2 hours ago
    You don't say how long have you been taking Warfarin? My INR took some time to get going and I was also started on a low dose and worked upwards. My target, like everyone's I think (?) is 2.5, or a range of 2 - 3. I try and aim for the high side ...
  • 2 hours ago
    I really don't understand these clinics today. When I started ten years ago I took 10mgs for two days and then had a test. . They then adjusted my dose back and forth for a few weeks till I got stable. Now they seem to creep up on it over months...
  • 2 hours ago
    Yes, just remembered I did the same as dedeottie. I was getting nowhere slowly. Saw the GP over and over again, everything was fine, just stop worrying etc, etc. Sorry but I'm one of those people who will stop worrying, but only when I actually ...
  • 2 hours ago
    llamudos- My advice is to do the holiday! I was diagnosed in June 2012(also paid to go private) but know I've had AF for years, just hadn't been caught on record until then. I'm only taking aspirin and have flecainide as a pill in the pocket but ...
  • 2 hours ago
    I have flown to the states while in AF twice. Just turn your headphones up and relax. Remember in the states they call it 'holiday heart
  • 3 hours ago
    Angie, I am insured with Holidaysafe. They are one of the 'Which' recommended insurers for existing medical conditions. They do have their own website along with a telephone number. http://www.holidaysafe.co.uk/?vlsrc=gaw&gclid=CJTL0-75-...
  • 3 hours ago
    Went for my third visit to the INR clinic today and am now at 1.2, having been 1.1 prior to taking warfarin and since. I told the nurse I was worried about the lack of stroke protection. She spoke with the dr. who said that I was protected even ...
  • 3 hours ago
    Good luck for tomorrow- let us know how you get on please
  • 3 hours ago
    Thank you for your support Aussie John, I have the flight socks ready! I intend to thoroughly enjoy myself with my son, we have so much planned - including watching him play in the PRP final (rugby). Will put all this AF stuff out of mind until I ...
  • 3 hours ago
    Thank you -will try them
  • 4 hours ago
    Good luck hope you stay in sinus

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