I'm 66 years old and experienced my first AF attack a couple of years ago which needed an overnight stay in hospital. I have, apart from just a few short- lived "flutters", stayed clear of symptoms. My doctor prescribed Sotalol to suppress the AF (I'm not on Warfarin) and up until last week everything was fine.
Unfortunately, I have now had a series of short- lived but definite attacks usually in the early hours of the morning. On top of that, since these incidents my sleep patterns have been shot to pieces (probably because I'm worried) which isn't helping at all.
My doctor has upped my medication to what he thinks is the safe limit and asked me to go back in two weeks to see if this controls things. Unfortunately, we are due to go on a three week holiday to Australia in October and I am now slightly concerned as to how I might cope assuming I have further AF episodes while I am out there.
I realise that this is minor compared to what some of you experience but am I right to be concerned?