I had my first episode of A fib 20 months ago after drinking coffee by mistake ( I am excessively sensitive to caffeine). It was cardioverted successfully. I havent been taking anticoagulants but now understand I probably should. (I have been waiting for the next episode to convince me that it is a problem.) I started talkng Eliquis but it gave me a bad headache within 12 hours so that was stopped.
I hate the thought of a stroke but I also hate the thought of a bleed.
Is there anywhere to get information about the relative benefits of warfarin compared with NOACS? I am about to start Xarelto but am not really happy about it.
What a bind! Is there anyone out there who can give me some reassurance?
I am a 68 yr old retired paramedic so I have seen a far bit of the A and E.