Most of you will know my AF story, so I won't repeat it other than to say I've had two ablations and lots of cardioversions.
I'd started a healthy diet regime and had been feeling extremely well since my last cardioversion in March. However, a few weeks ago I made the mistake of forgetting that I can't walk anywhere after eating lunch and went to shop in a nearby town. I soon started feeling ill and couldn't wait to get home. I can walk miles in the morning and even longer so long as I don't eat lunch time! Since then my heart has started doing an almost constant 'clunk'. Whereas I used to lay on my right side, or back and all was well, I now have to lie on my left side only to get a break from the 'clunking'.
Yesterday morning I rang my doctors surgery and went down for an ECG. This has shown that my heart is not beating as it should and the GP said it has nothing to do with AF. He has emailed a copy of my ECG to my cardiologist and I have a copy to take to my EP when I see him in a few months time. Now this wasn't my usual GP who I trust completely, but a new young one and I'm wondering if what he says is right. It doesn't appear to be making me feel tired or anything, for which I'm grateful, but the constant clunking in my chest is unpleasant.
I also have the most awful acid stomach which is worse at night. So far I've tried Ranitidine which gave me horrendous nightmares, Lansoprazole which made me dizzy and tired and Omeprazole which I'm taking right now which does absolutely nothing to improve the condition. If anyone has any tips on curing this I would be grateful.