Well what with all that excitement this morning about healthcare costs and cuts etc I got a little stressed today! I have been to a few meetings about NHS cuts recently and the politics involved have left me rather upset.
I have not felt my heartbeat since Feb 2014 so it was a bit of a shock when the thumping chest made an unwelcome return. I had to search for my Alivecor, haven't used it in so long, there was an irregular heartbeat and resting HR moderately high 100-120 for about 3-4 hours but my BP stayed up - yeah - no AF on the ECG and I didn't feel unwell in the slightest but did take some time to unwind and relax anyway. HR now back to normal thankfully so I do hope it was just a one off and not a precursor to the main feature!
It could be one of the meds I take for the autoimmune disease which have palps as a side effect, or the real coffee I dared to re-introduce this week after 10 years of deprivation - I guess it is time to ditch the chocolate & coffee again - long sigh.........
On the plus side - my treatments are starting to work and I am feeling much better generally since I lost a stone in weight and am starting to exercise very gently again. I am being very strict with my diet and staying off all wheat & dairy products. I eat only small amount of meat - lamb, venison, game & free range chicken and local fish (well we do live near to the largest fishing port in UK), almost no carbs but lots of organic veg & fruit.
No more constant double vision and my left eye only closes now when I have overdone things. Had no swallowing or breathing issues now for several months but I have had problems with arms and legs occassionaly and my face looks as though I have had a stroke when I get tired as the left side sags horribly but that is mainly just in the evenings - which is a HUGE improvement on just 6 months ago.
I am actually starting to feel well, at least for some of the time, so I really do hope the palps were a 1 off!
Best wishes CD.