How many of us have read about Roemheld Syndrome? Does it exist? What do cardiologists in the UK think of it?
Most of us suffer with AF now or in the past. We take medication for it whether it is controlled or not. But need we? Have we been barking up the wrong tree?
I had PAF that built up over a few years until I had 12 hour episodes every 9 days. I had an ECG record to show it was AF. After several attempts with different medications it was completely controlled with Flecainide and bisoprolol for the past 8 years.
However during this past year I have had intermittent high blood pressure and high or low bpm.
Strange thing is that most of my symptoms align with Roemheld Syndrome (RS). Pain in left shoulder, discomfort in chest, light headed, spikes in blood pressure, hiatus hernia.
My wife has always suspected that my problem (AF) is associated with the vagus nerve. Trouble is when we have mentioned RS to cardiologists who dismiss it (almost as if it doesn't exist).
I'm reluctant to stop my AF medication as I don't want it to return, but I'm definitely going to pursue RS treatment (magnesium etc). I'll then decide if I can withdraw AF treatment. Bill.