Sorry not replied earlier spent the weekend with my other half, he is so depressed about his diagnosis felt a bit guilty coming on here and bleating about my problems but he has gone home now so I can research away – he has surgery next Friday to remove the tumour so I need to be as fit and sane as possible for then!!
Firstly a huge thank you to you all, again – I really don’t know what I would do without this site and looking at everyone’s posts – I am on the Facebook one but it seems to be mainly Americans’ and I think they do think differently to us .
Anyway, I need to try and get in control. I think what is making me so anxious is that I am getting so many different opinions from professionals about what to do when AF strikes. My experience of A&E is that I never want to go again so that is good!! What worries me is that when in AF my heart rate is soooo fast 140plus for hours and hours, I have had 6 professional opinions ranging from leave it 2 hours and up to 24 hours before going to A&E. One guy in Bradford A&E said I am risking heart failure if I leave my heart racing that long for more that 4 hours ARghhhh – it’s no wonder I am confused!! I feel like I will be in more control if I have a concrete plan so I am going to see my Doctor, who I trust completely on Wednesday and have rang Dr Fays Nurse Shona Harding and I am going to see her next Wednesday for a chat. Then I am just going to listen to their advice of what to do.
So, I am now on 1.25 Bisoprolol daily and 100mg pill in the pocket Flec when needed. I feel more confident with the Flec.
It has sunk in at long last that AF will not kill me and I am okay now to ‘ride it out’ as long as it buggers off and I am hoping and praying that when AF kicks off again the Flec will work again. Is it likely do work magic again if it has done previously? Finally as I had 2 really bad 24hr episodes (without Flec) last week is it likely that they will keep coming again or could they just go away like they did for 5 weeks?
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!