Hi there, all my fellow A-Fibbers! Haven't posted in a while, but thought I would check in.
Many of you know that I have been struggling with getting my AF under control while balancing life as a full-time student, part-time job, internship, and taking care of my family. Since switching to Disopyramide I have only had one ugly episode of SVT. Weird, because I didn't go into AF. Just an extremely fast and regular rhythm that started out at about 200bpm (Alivecor), which eventually ranged between 160-200bpm. Carried on for 5 1/2 hours, and just as suddenly as it started it self-corrected. Since then, I have been doing fantastic! Many of you know that I became very frustrated with unexplained weight gain (I have always been on the slim side or close to underweight). All labs have been normal (no thyroid issues). Anywhooo, I have dropped 25 pounds since September with absolutely NO dietary changes. The thing I think I can contribute the weight loss to is MORE activity. I feel like I've got my life back for the first time in years! Yayyyy!
I finally met a lifelong goal a couple of weeks ago at 53 years young (lol), and graduated with my degree in Social Work (BSW)! Definitely a milestone on my life's journey! I will be continuing on for my Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) beginning in May.
I can't begin to express my deep gratitude for all of you here! Your support through the up's and down's, reading your experiences, and just having somewhere to turn where others will "get it" has meant so much to me. I wish you all the best in the New Year, and hope I am able to help others as you have all helped me!