I awoke fairly abruptly this morning at about 5am with heart palps. Got my GF to listen to my heart, as it definitely felt irregular to me and I wanted a second opinion - she backed up my fears, so I went to see my GP. There the nurse got me hooked up to an ECG and they confirmed that I was back in Afib and told me I needed to go into Glenfield Hospital.
After another ECG I got told nil by mouth so that they could perform a cardioversion, but at about 1pm my heart just popped back into NSR, just like that, and after afew minutes I felt like my old self again
The episode lasted approx eight hours and the Cardiologist put it down to the fact that I was taken off Amiodorone about 5-6 weeks ago and it was stilll working it's way out of my system.
They have upped my dose of Bisoprolol from 1.25mg to 2.5mg and have said it may need to be upped again as more of the Amiodorone leaves my system.
Worst part of the day was that I was really worried that I was back in persistent AF again. Second worst part was getting home and having to pull all the little sticky sensor pads off my hairy chest!!!