Good morning all, along with Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter I have spondylosis caused by degenerative disc disease at levels C5/C6 and C6/C7.
I have had two Atrial Fibrillation ablations and one Atrial Flutter ablation. All between July 2015 and October 2015. In April 2016 I had a second batch of steroid injections in and around my neck, shoulders and back of head.
My Consulatnt EP at Harefield was positive that at my appointment last month I was not in AF and was not describing symptoms associated with AF or Flutter. But it feels like I am in AF at night (pounding, rippling, extra thuds etc) and in the day my heart constantly has racing patches on the tiniest bit of exertion.
He felt my symptoms were being caused by other influences for which he made no suggestions and pointed me back to my GP.
Given that I am in chronic/acute levels of pain with my neck 24/7 I wonder if that could be the cause of all the extra heart activity and maybe been a situation of confusion for the past 9 years.
It's difficult to believe that constant nerve pain would not have some affect on the heart and my pain anesthetist is apt to agree, but as mentioned above, my EP was rather dismissive. Does anyone else suffer from extreme pain on a daily basis and do you feel there is any connection?