Hi, anyone on here who is back to a reasonable pre AF lifestyle?
I had two isolated incidents of AF a few years ago, but suddenly woke up in April with fully blown 24/7 AF and it has changed my life beyond description. I previously ran/walked at least 8 miles a day, had two time consuming businesses, frequently looked after two toddler grandchildren and was very fit and healthy. Now, two failed electroversion procedures later and constant medication, ( bisoprolol/amiodarone ; whichever causes less side effects at any one time, apixaban for blood thinning, and diuretics to prevent water retention caused by my heart failure, I've been told, very nicely, that I must just live with my condition and accept it. Apparently, "If you have to have a heart condition it's the best one to have".
My GPs are excellent, as is my cardiologist, (private), in that they are very pleasant and sympathetic, but I would love to be able to go upstairs/lift my grandchildren/carry a bag of shopping/walk more than ten metres without spending half an hour getting my breath back.
Any suggestions very warmly welcomed, although I suspect that those who are symptom free no longer frequent this site by it's very nature!