I had af for years without knowing what it was. Each time I went to my GP I was made to feel a nuisance as by the time I managed to get an appointment the af had stopped. One day after having af all night and morning I just went to the GP without an appointment and asked for an ecg as my heart was missing beats and racing to catch up.The ecg showed a problem but was told to go home and rest. Next day I did not feel well and was dropping things and felt muddled, my family said I was acting strangely and my daughter took me to hospital where I was told I had had a stroke.
Since then I have been on flecainide and also take warfarin. I have my INR done regularly but I am never reviewed about the flecainide , very rarely have my blood pressure done and never have an ecg done to check that the flecainide is not causing any problems.
Should I be brave and ask my GP for regular checkups?
Also since the stroke I have been paying a fortune for travel insurance about £300 to £400 yearly does any one know where I can get it any cheaper after all my symptons are controlled by medicine.