Hi Friends..Went for my follow up ECG (after my cardioversion in July) about 3 weeks ago. Received a letter today from Cardiologist ,it shows up irregular heartbeat,to be honest I fully expected that,I reckon my "holiday" from AF lasted about a month.
So I have an appointment middle of Nov to see specialist again.the thing is,after the cardioversion my med was upped to 7.5. bisopropol and 2 x 100 mg Flecanide daily.
But some days I feel my heart just throws the medication in to touch and carries on regardless,as I feel my system has got used to the medication...at the start after the cardioversion the new regime seemed to work( tho, I felt it just sort of "dulled" the symptoms) now some days,not all,the medication doesn't really work,my heart seems to have a mind of its own,and carries on regardless,so I just have to wait until it settles down,and ride the storm,the worst times are at night, in resting mode,which in turn sets of a vicious circle,badly disturbed sleep,then tiredness and more irregular heartbeats next day.Reading one of the specialist books on A Fib,a senior cardiologist reckons 30%
of sufferers,are in a group where medication does not work....perhaps I'm in that group.
Anyway,what I have done for the last few weeks is keep a diary of my symptoms,so when I do see the cardiologist I can explain my situation and symptoms better...Obviously i will be requesting an Ablation,I really don't want to keep swallowing pills ,especially if their effect is minimal...some days I feel it is like throwing buns to an elephant taking these pills...Anyway,sorry about the rant,Blessings to all my friends ..Terry..