Paying the price maybe! I celebrated a family members Birthday 7 days ago and drank more than I would normally. ok ok 4 pints of Bitter over 8 hours. Normal for me would be 1-3 pints per week.
A day later I suffered a 2 minute spell of what seemed to be a normal heart rate but irregular (it just could not seem to get it right). Physical feelings were, this does not feel good with breathing interrupted by what felt like gas coming up. Since then I have had the odd feeling of what could be an Ectopic beat every so often but since it lasted for such a short time, was unable to feel for it. I have just had a 6 second run of what I assume was Tachycardia (very rapid, too fast to count and irregular maybe).
I had my second Ablation 2 years ago and have suffered these odd short bursts on a fairly irregular basis since (2-3 months between incidents). I can get a week or two of odd sensations that culminates in a 6 second burst where I feel like I am about to kick the bucket but, which seems to kick it back into touch for a few months (fingers crossed for this time).
I have made numerous visits to my Doctor to discuss this and Bob has also offered words of reassurance. My Doctor does not seem to be concerned and has given me the option of taking a tablet (Bisoprolol) when it plays up (hmm, but it only lasts for seconds, I would be taking it afterwards), or take it all the time which is pointless if it only occurs every couple of months and does so even when taking the tablet daily.
I know I am an anxious person and with a logical mind, would be a lot happier if we had an ECG reading for correct diagnosis of the problem since, they are drawing conclusion based on my description only.
I have explained that my fear is that the next bout may go on for longer than seconds and what then? My doctors response was, 'it won't'. He sees no point in sending me to see an EP or arranging for a 7 day + monitor. His logic being that they will not do anything about it anyway. This sensation is different from the PAF I suffered prior to Ablation, that was 2-5 hours of rapid irregular pulse that made me feel out of breath. Although this sensation only lasts seconds, to me it is more sinister.
Could the alcohol just be coincidence given 7 days have passed? Should I be more insistent on getting a 7 day monitor reading or seeing an EP.
I know it takes a while for you to get your confidence back after an ablation but these bouts just take me back to being anxious.