Intro - I have always thought my AF is a symptom of something else rather than a header diagnosis. I have had AF since 2005 and had about 4 or 5 mini strokes which have caused permanent damage ie loss of hearing, deteriating eye sight and weakness in my muscles making excercise intolerant, vertigo. I have been seeing a Nuerologist over the past 6 years who confirms complicated migraines without headaches, my disagreement with him is why am I deteriating and why is the damage becoming permanent. A Heamotoligist on board now and arranged me to see Cardiologist and ENT specialist. Saw cardiologist last Friday and he does not think the Mini strike episodes are to do with the AF, advise me to stick with meds as my CHAD score is 3 as I have been diagnosed with them, he strongly believes all of these symptoms are Nuerologically driven. Although, if Neurologist does not come back with more answers then he is going to ablate to be on the safe side. Seeing ENT later today to see what his opinion is.
It's a hard slog with the NHS at the moment to get answers/decisions and see the appropriate specialists, all I can share with others , is don't give up!