I have just spent a bewildering 3 nights in my local AMU unit and have been diagnosed with AF .I am completely confused and have feelings of impending doom ,no future and all the other normal feeling. I lost 6 stone last year on purpose and now I feel betrayed by my own body. I had been having palpitations for months but just put it down to anxiety. It all came to a head when after drinking a bottle of wine I went to bed, got up around 2am to use the bathroom and hit the floor. After being discharged from hospital I am now off work ,at home and seem breathless,dizzy and clammy which my doctor tells me is a combination of the drugs and my low blood pressure and once they get the balance right I will lead a near normal life.I have read up on what I have and the risks involved. I don't smoke ,I do drink around three bottles of wine per week which I know I will now have to reduce but I do pursue a healthy diet due to my weight loss. My drugs are Bisoprolol 2.5 one in the morn and one at night (just changed from 2 in the morn and one at night,digoxin 125 one in the morn and apixaban 5mg.My job involves ,driving, staying away and course presenting which im hoping I don't have to give up now.Can anyone give me some advice.I have contacted a help group but they don't meet till OCT.
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