It is the time of year when you can't help but reflect and think about previous years. 3 years ago my PAF was troublesome and I felt very unwell a lot of the time. I had a bad episode of palpitations on 23rd December, rang my Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist who advised me to go to A&E. I got there mid afternoon and ended up being admitted to the Coronary Care Unit overnight where I reverted to NSR without intervention. I felt pretty dreadful and it was the last place I felt like spending Christmas - even if I did have a bed by the window!
Fast forward to this year and my drugs are working! I've halved my 200mg dose of Amioderone and only had one lengthy and severe episode of palpitations in over a year. I feel well, am fitter - completed a 22 mile swim for charity over a few weeks, can walk up hills without stopping every few yards and can't remember the last time I had to cancel something because of my arrhythmia. Most of the time I don't think about it at all.
The plan is to come off Amioderone soon and see what happens. Here's hoping.
Seasons greetings to everyone. This forum is so supportive.