A few nights ago I awoke from a deep sleep unable to get my breath and gasping for air. It was really very frightening and I had to consciously take deep breaths to get myself back to normal. I thought it must be to do with my AF, but on meeting a friend that morning she told me that she used to get the same thing and her heart is normal. Spoke to my sister and she also said that she'd had the same thing and she has no heart problems. My GP however said he thought it was my heart and if this kept happening I would need to increase my medication. AF nurse said it was to do with the cold/flu bout I'd had.
My heart has been in atrial flutter for several months.
Anyone else have any ideas? Have you had this happen?