I am still very new to all of this. I was diagnosed last year in May after a TIA and taking 5mg Apixaban and 4 mg Perindopril and until last week I didn't have any AF symptoms and I don't know if what I am experiencing now is an AF episode. Our first grandson was born last week and therefore I did have some excitement. My pulse is between 50 and 60. That hasn't changed but now and then I feel one strong heart beat and I have this odd feeling like being excited or even frightened, a very weird feeling. Is this what an episode feels like? I did have one very slight pain in my chest which lasted only a second. For an explanation and help I am very helpful.