I'm suffering from frequent attacks of AF since my open heart surgery in 2000 , at the beginning it was once a year , but in the last 2 years it is accruing a lot and really scary
Sometime with palpitation others like the heart has stopped suddenly with a lot of missing beats , then i run to ER where they diagnose those attacks as panic for few years
last year it was recorded for the first time as atrial flutter and i had a cardioversion and put on beta blocker which really help me to reduce the attacks frequency
recently attacks are fewer but stronger , where i met a famous doctor in UK specialized in electrophisiology and he put me on flacinide 100 mg twice a day
my last scary attack was before yesterday while using flecanide and i had the second cardio version yesterday again ,does that mean medication suit me?
i want to know more about the symptoms since from what i read i have worse symptoms
i feel hot in my chess and throat , cant talk , breathless , heart got crazy all beats are irregular , it lasts between minutes to 15 minutes and when i reach hospital it is better and diagnosed as flutter
so what was the scary initial part of it? is that a stroke?
im on blood thinner also which is highly required in such cases
Im suffering from stress because of the above , scared to drive,travel , meetings , family gathering since it can happen anywhere and anytime , so embarrassing
i wanted to share my suffering with others to help others and get others help
what i noticed it is more frequent after heavy meals , stress , changing sleeping times , migraine
please share with me your experiences since i don't know anyone having the same case around
Doctors explain to me that it is a long term disease and i should learn to manage my life with it
how to do so?
im currently on healthy diet , my weight reduced
Trying to manage my activities since im very active working woman
Taking zanax from time to time
having body massage for relaxation
what else can i do?