Over Easter, I have been in email contact with an EP at my hospital! I'm so pleased. I am going to arrange a private appointment with him. I'll be phoning tomorrow. My episodes of AF are now daily, either mid-evening or early morning. I feel like I've been kicked in the chest by a horse! Last night was bad, I had actual chest pain, with slight heaviness in my left arm. I used my sublingual spray and this helped to stop the pain. After that, it was 'normal' type AF...lasted for 5 hours. On the advice of the EP, I am going to my surgery tomorrow. My diuretic tablet was stopped on my last stay in hospital in Feb and now my feet and ankles swell every day. He wants me back on the diuretic from tomorrow. My cardiologist stopped me from taking Amiodarone last Aug, because I was so ill with it. I'd been on it for over 3 years and apparently, patients are'nt supposed to stay on it long term. So why was I? I was'nt put on an alternative, because we agreed I'd try without and see how I got on. If AF came back, I'd be given an alternative, but I havent been offered anything and the episodes are so frequent now, its exhausting me. I'm breathless more frequently, too...hence my decision to go private, at least for an initial consultation. Any physical treatment and I would have to go NHS.
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