Four weeks ago my 92 year old mother in law had AF episode the day (bedtime actually) after we had left for our holiday.
She was in hospital 8 days. ECG, Clexane injections and then Discharged on Tildiem (which she was first given only on day 7) - this made her feel awful so GP switched her to 1.25mg Bisoprolol now upped to 2.5mg.
Warfarin and because blood pressure also high Amlodipine 5mg was also given.
After 2 weeks of these tablets she still feels pretty fragile and has little confidence compared to how she was 4 weeks ago - daily bus ride and a walk around the town, i.e pretty active for 92.
She also has severe itching which seems to be the warfarin.
We havent got great confidence in her GP, who told her to come back in a month (and is on holiday for a week now), but we are wondering what we should be looking for to improve her quality of life.
No follow up appointment from hospital as yet.
Having read some of the posts it seems every AF sufferer exhibits different reactions but how long should we wait to see if her reaction to the tablets settle down and she regains her spark?
Knowing NHS waiting times we are considering a private visit to a consultant specialising in AF since we feel that the longer she feels fragile the more likely she is to just 'give up'.
Any comments about how you would proceed would be welcome.