If its not one thing, it's another, isn't it?
I found myself back in hospital on Friday with more chest pains and lethargy, but since my cardioversion just over a week ago, despite too many Ectopics and a few runs of double beats too, I've remained in NSR. I'm pleased to report that all the tests came back normal and had the opportunity of discussing my entire history with a fabulous American doctor, who just after his hand over took the trouble to spend well over an hour with me....... Talk about educational.
On Sunday, I finally had a free day of any symptoms, but today they were back with a vengeance and have left me somewhat confused. I wondered if anyone here had experienced any of the following, and I'd be very grateful for your thoughts.
My normal resting heartbeat is between 58 & 60 bpm.
Early this afternoon my heart rate dropped to 50bpm, I felt a slight fluttering in my chest, a few palpatations and a band of pain that went right around my middle to lower back. Whilst I didn't feel my heart racing, my Sportsline Duo ECG accurate watch monitor, (which I've worn these past couple of days) went totally nuts.
For several hours later, I felt like a drained car battery. I can't find any other way to describe it.
As a result of Fridays trip to hospital, my medics have arranged another treadmill test and more tests are bound to follow.
One thing the doctor told me that I don't quite get is that AFib can sometimes be fast but show as a slow beat because some of them are actually missing? Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Thanks again. You are all absolutely amazing and I'm proud to be a member of this forum.