I am glad I found this group!!! I just got diagnosed with AFIB. I am asymptomatic so I do not know anything is happening or feel any problems with my heart. My doctor just found it when she was doing a routine checkup. A few tests later, it was AFIB. I also have high blood pressure and and take pills for diabeties to keep the blood sugar down. I am 61.
My Cardiologist has been great in explaining things and letting me consider whether I want to take warfrin or Pradaxa. I have, in the past few months, just got used to a diet eating the right foods for diabeties, have been doing great and lost about 10 pounds. So going to Warfrin...I am not sure what I will be able to eat since the good food for diabetics is NOT good for warfrin. Also, I initially didn't want warfrin because I have such a hard time with my viens and giving blood. Recently found out they can do the finger prick at the clinic so that seems doable!! So has anyone had experiences with food while being diabetic and taking warfrin.
Also, any thoughts on Pradaxa would also be appreciated. What I have read seems scary since there is no anecdote.
Have lots more questions but will stop for now. Thanks.