right guys i apologise if im going to sound negative here, so if like me your suffering with anxiety about your condition please do not read on
i was informed that knowledge is the key when it comes to this condition, so ive done some reading.......alot of reading in fact, i have some questions and some thoughts about this condition that have left me feeling very deflated and somewhat worried that this for me is an early death sentence...(im 39 soon to be 40)
1. i had an episode of afib last week which reverted back after a couple of hours of taking 2.5mgs of bisoprolol, however ive read that once you have your first episode then its really downhill from there, as the general consensus is that its a degenerative condition that with time gets worse, more frequent
2.at this moment i think im still in NSR as my pulse is steady with no extra beats like last week, however am i right in saying that even though im like this my heart is still not functioning like it used to before this, hence the risk of stroke is higher due to clots
3. i also have seemed to come to a conclusion that whilst it mat be able to be controlled to a degree, im resigned to a life of medication, some of which is toxic and will probably do me as much harm as good over the length of time needed to be on them, as i said unlike quite a number of peopl who seem to get this in theyre 50's 60' even 70's....im not even 40 yet so thats a long long time taking this type of meds...also the ablation whilst for some it gives a few years repite from some of the symptoms it seems from reading more of them are unsuccseful than succesful....people who have had them and are free of anything more than 2-3 years seem to be few and far between
i do apologise to you all for being so down with my post however after doing lots of reading this is where i believe this has left me...i have an appt with an EP 2 weeks today i suppose like everyone im hoping that the a&e dr made a mistake with my diagnosis....however i know thats not going to be the case..