I am a 55 year old man. I was diagnosed with AF on 5th December. When I was in A&E, my heart rate was 140-150 beats per minute. I was admitted to the hospital in Oxford but given the option to go home by the cardiologist, which I took. I was put on 5mg bisoprolol and 2 apixaban a day. I then saw the cardiologist at the clinic on 15th Dec and had my bisoprolol put up to 7.5mg per day. I still feel odd but feel more stable. I have stopped smoking and drinking alcohol and coffee since my initial diagnosis.
The next appointment is at the clinic on 22 Mar, and apparently I am on the 3 month waiting list for a cardio version (although this is only a verbal confirmation).
I feel a bit "out on a limb" till then, enduring big changes to how I feel and what I'm capable of doing with little support or guidance. I also feel that the symptoms of AF are still there, albeit more moderate now that I'm on bisoprolol.
Is this the normal process? BTW, this website is really excellent!