I have a personal feeling that I have been over-diagnosed. The cardiologist, after a 24 hr ecg monitoring and my efforts at describing my symptoms, diagnosed paroxysmal AF. Coming to this group I have read a lot and the contributors here who endure AF, seem to have a wholly different experience to me. For me , maybe once or twice in an evening I feel an extra/missing beat with no other effects. On a Sunday (my laziest day) I can feel the ectopics for several hours, if I am sitting quietly. I work full time and do not have issues at work, other than tiredness (who doesn't!) , as this is a standing job. No way do I feel rapid heart rate. Moreover my bp is normal and my resting pulse a bit on the low side (55-65). I was prescribed bisoprolol - horrendous. It was as if I was trying to think and move through molasses. I stopped these after halving the dose with no improvement. Can I get by with ectopics without any medication? I have kept a bp chart with pulse rates (shame I cannot track the arrhythmias). I guess I have to return to the Dr or GP and start again, but would not be going full of confidence. Any responses by the helpful people here would help me move forward.
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