Ten days ago I was diagnosed with AF after an episode which resulted in a trip to A&E in an ambulance. On reflection this is the 3rd episode I can identify this year - the previous two episodes were very short lived & calmed down on it's own within a few minutes.
However since then I have gradually got very much weaker generally. I am now at the point that cannot walk any distance without feeling unwell. I generally walk very slowly and do not force myself to get out of breath.
I was wondering if this is in the range of possible reactions to an AF episode or if the AF could have been caused by another issue or if the AF is completely unrelated to this other symptom.
I have had several ECGs since the episode all showing normal.
I am waiting a few investigations - another blood test today, Echocardiogram in 4 days which seems an age away, and angiogram which is likely to be 2 - 3 weeks (I am so anxious I am investigating going private).
I hate the waiting and just feel as though my condition is worsening but feel powerless to do anything about it! I am usually a very positive person, but I am struggling to find the positive to hold onto at the moment.
I am not sure what I want to achieve by this post, but just writing the message has been therapeutic.