I posted a few weeks ago when my heart rate was 140 - 150. Bisoprolol was increased from 2.5 to 10 mg with no effect. I became so exhausted that it took 3 stops just to get up the stairs to bed. Back to the doctor to discover fluid on the lungs as a result of heart failure. A diuretic failed to cure this.
Eventually I ended up in hospital and after one horrific night in the assessment ward was transferred to cardiology. After two more days where drugs could not control the heart rate, I had a cardioversion. They were happy with the result and an echocardiogram showed no abnormality of the heart. I thought I should be feeling great, but I'm not. I'm taking 2.5 mg Bisoprolol, 200mg Amiodarone twice a day ( was 3x, but next week it will be once a day) and Rivaroxaban 20mg.
I just wonder - can anyone tell me how long it took them to feel 'normal' after a cardioversion? It is 10 days now and I still get so tired. I can get up the stairs in one go, but have to then sit down for a few minutes. If I try to do the shopping I can manage only one shop. I also get a dull ache in my hip which I didn't have before.
I wonder if there is still fluid on my lungs as I still have the cough that went with it. I am supposed to be going to South Africa and Botswana at the end of September, but at the moment I just can't imagine feeling well enough to go.
Thanks for all your help and support.