Am feeling very upbeat as this is as long as I have gone without an episode since the symptoms started 3 months ago. Just a minor blip this afternoon when I felt a bit light-headed and tired for a couple of hours. Otherwise have been my usual self. Have been monitoring my B/P and pulse twice daily as requested by GP. Pulse still irregular but has not gone above 79 and B/P OK. Should say I am female, aged 62 years and have long standing rheumatoid arthritis, 40 years. On steroids daily, anti-inflammatory drugs daily, methotrexate injections weekly and rituximab infusions approx. 12 monthly.
Suspect that this drug therapy may have played a part in the AF. Also had breast cancer 8 years ago, mastectomy, chemotherapy and Herceptin infusions. Everything I have read leads me to believe that my AF may be drug-induced. If it is, I would not have changed a thing as I am a survivor of BC and have a manageable life with rheumatoid despite numerous joint replacements and significant disability.
Just hoping this drug continues to keep my symptoms at bay!