I was diagnosed with AF in early 2010. The previous year I had experienced ' strange' symptoms - feeling shaky and assuming it was some version of hypoglycaemia. I would eat more as this seemed to stabilise my shaky feeling. I put on weight. GP tested me for the above or diabetes but normal results. Also, I would suddenly become very tired and I had no choice but to 'sleep'. I would sleep for 10 or 20 minutes. Eventually, after one normal ECG, a second ECG showed occasional proximal fibrilation and short runs of atrial ectopics. I tried sotalol but became very wheezy within a week. I tried Flecainide and ended up in hospital - sick and hallucinating. I am now on a small dose of bisoprolol. I have been stable for the last two years - no shaky episodes or involuntary sleeping - now thought to have been fainting because of very high heart rate.
I exercise a lot and I do get frequent heart arrhythmia irregular high readings - 180 beats - but they never last for more than 20 secs. So at the minute I am being left alone. I take aspirin and will need to consider anticoagulation in the next few years but I do not know which drug would be most suitable for me.
Anyway must wanted to say hello