I have recently been diagnosed as having PAF & after about 3 episodes I was refered to an EP re the constant symptoms I was having- I wore a montior for 7 days but sods law I had a great week & it was all clear. Due to this the EP was not convinced that my PAF was what was causing the extreme fatigue,constant chest tighness & feeling of having weight on my chest all of which seem present at least 90% of the time, In the past having an attack of AF was always very noticable re the racing heart rate, the - but EP referred me back to cardiologist & she still thinks that my symptoms seem like AF related hence another referral to the EP.
I am begining to feel a bit like a ping pong ball with no real answers - could I be having AF attacks without noticing the increased heart rate or episodes that are short & go unnoticed by me so this is what is causing the symptoms?? I have read about silent AF but this seems to be where you don't have any symptoms.
I was wondering if there is any sort of pulse monitor which I could purchase to keep a check on whether my heart rate is ever irregular without me being aware.
this is all still very scary & the fear seems to be taking over my life. I have got a history of heart problems having had mitral stenosis (which may explain the AF) & heart attack 2 years ago.
I know that I should be getting answers from the Dr's but all this is very frightening & stressful and best people who understand are you guys - my fellow sufferers.
All your questions & comments cetainly helped me understand exactly what this beast was
I hope this all makes sense.