Having been diagnosed with AF following a bout of flu before Christmas I finally underwent an angiogram followed a couple of weeks later by a cardio version. When I first got it I was rushed up to hospital as they told me my clotting levels were too high and I was at risk of a stroke. They gave me heparin and I am now on warfarin and they tell me I'm safe. I then had an episode in A&E the day before New Year's Eve and that really freaked me out. I went back to my GP yesterday as my heart was bumping around a lot and was really upset and hugely disappointed to discover I've flipped back into AF only 2 weeks after being cardioverted. I'm really tearful and anxious and now have to wait to see what the plan is for the future. I'm so glad I've found this site as I have been struggling on my own. There are some truly heartening stories so I'll keep reading them and hopefully this will help me get some sort of normality back. I'm scared to close my eyes at night for fear I wont wake up!! I feel a bit of a fool for thinking that but there it is. Friends and family are lovely and supportive but they can't understand how scary the whole thing is. Perhaps I'll be offered an ablation who knows. Feel better just writing my fears down. Thanks for listening.
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