I am very new to Af, diagnosed in April, but probably had it for several years. I have experienced very mixed emotions since being diagnosed, positive and determined one minute, very low and anxious the next. I have no awareness of how my heart is operating, but the physical side effects range from chronic fatigue, gasping for breath. And occasional light headedness. The latter possibly related to Bisopropol. Couldn't reach a safe lNR level, and now take Dabigatran.
I have no idea of the depth of my problem, what sort of AF I have and whether my heart has been damaged by the years of missed diagnosis. I am seeing a cardiologist tomorrow and have printouts of all the recent tests. What do I say to him, other than what sort of AF do I have and how are you going to fix it?
I have read the publications and posts and in truth am a bit overwhelmed by the information and knowledge on this site. I don't always understand it and whilst knowledge is power, it is also scarey.
I know I'm grieving. Maybe things will be a little better after cardio day.
Beautiful day out there....