Hi, I was diagnosed with AF five weeks ago. Had been feeling not well for a couple of months, then almost collapsed whilst having a shower and realised something was not right. Anyway, am on warfarin to thin my blood, though as the anti-coagulant nurse said it's been a wee bit tardy and is still only 1.5, not up to the 2-3 they said it needed to be. Also on betablockers (bisoprodol) along with my statin and losartin the other blood pressure tablet I take.
But, my main question is, does anyone else suffer the extreme tiredness I get? I am also lacking all kinds of stamina, can't even cook a simple meal, do anything really, can't even hang the washing out! I get tired after about 4-5 hours and have to go back to sleep, usually get up about 9am, then am back asleep by 2pm, up again between 5 and 6pm and in bed, usually before 10pm!! This is driving me crazy. [part of it I know is that I'm on several heavy pain killers due to having chronic pain in my ribs (and that's a whole other story) and most of those warn of tiredness - but this is a whole new level of tiredness and lack of stamina]
I work for myself, (professional genealogist), so at least I don't have an employer to worry about, but I do worry about being able to keep up with my work.
I am very lucky with my husband who has been extremely supportive, but he is disabled himself, he has Parkinsons', though it is well under control.
Anyway, just wanted to vent a little and see if anyone else had the tiredness problem, oh, yeah, and the breathlessness as well. See the cardiologist in a couple of weeks, so hopefully get some answers then.