How do you describe the AF feeling?
I told my consultant it felt like my heart was doing Snoopy's Happy Dance (for those Peanuts fans amongst us) which gave her the giggles, but she did say, yep I get that!
I have heard descriptions of small furry animals . two teanagers having a pillow fight, butterfly wings etc and many similar.. I like yours!
If you are old enough to remember Popeyes, sadly my GP isn't so hadn't a clue what I was talking about, well the way his heart beats through his chest when he looks at Olive? Well that's how it feels!
When it was bad, like a deranged rabbit trying to jump out of my chest but hitting the roof all the time. Or when it was almost imperceptible, like a tiny little muscle twitching over on my left side of the chest towards my left armpit which is what I thought it was, i.e. a muscle, but it wasn't, it was confirmed AF.
Like Ringo Starr on the drums - with the pauses as well.
I started by describing what felt like a pigeon fluttering in my chest. It wasn't caught on monitor at that time, but from the description alone I was diagnosed with af (paroxysmal).
I described it as a " buzzing " going on in my left chest to the AE nurse and she knew just what I meant!
When I used to get AF, it was like one of the following in my left chest:
1 - A squadron of butterflies in action, or
2 - A mob of octopuses wriggling their tentacles like blazes or
3 - A bag of worms wriggling away
Thank god, not all at the same time !!!
When in hospital recently with tachycardia the Doc told me I was in AF which he could see surprised me and he asked if I could tell if I was in AF. My reply was 'Only when I get the mad bunny hops!' It did answer my question about whether I might be having episodes without noticing.
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