Could someone work this one out please? It's starting to drive me insane.
On Sunday whilst at my parents my pulse rate went from 69 - 51 whilst at rest over about 6 hrs. It tended to hover around the 55 mark when not jumping around. I therefore had a meds free day to try and get my heartbeat back to its usual 60bpm at rest.
Today, (and yes, I took all meds - Bisoprolol 2.5 mg plus 2 x bp meds), I've felt light headed most of the day, had chest pains, (a stabbing sensation though fairly mild), and my heart rate again has fluctuated between 67-8 & 52 whilst not doing anything particularly energetic, and I've generally felt unwell. My HR is perfect for no more than two minutes at a time, then slowly creeping up or down.
The pains aren't heavy or crushing so I haven't been unduly worried but I'm getting rather fed up with the lightheadedness and pains as I don't believe they should be happening at the mentioned heart rates. Also felt a bit nauseous at times.
1) How long does it take to recover from an episode of AFib (Last one was last Monday)
2) Could it be the meds?
I guess I'm just getting anxious about when the next episode will strike, and particularly as I've never noticed my HR drop below 60 apart from at hospital a couple of weeks ago.
Hope I'm not being a pain, but would be grateful for some insight.
Hoping to see doc today and got my Holter Monitor appointment through mid November.
Thanks again all