I've been recently diagnosed with AF after having 3 bouts over Christmas (lasting 30mins, 2.5hrs, and 5.5hours respectively). I'm now on 120mg Dilzem until I can see a general cardiologist at the end of February.
The thing is, I'm still getting palpitations and the odd 'bubbling' palpitation and irregular pulse when I bend down or go up or down the stairs. Is this normal/to be expected, or is the Dilzem not working?
I feel, at 37, that I'm relatively young to have AF, and I'd be interested in hearing about the progression and lifestyle changes other youngish members have made. I'm hoping I'll be a candidate for ablation as I'd like to get back to feeling as normal as possible as soon as possible. In the meantime I'm trying to ignore my rising anxiety and simply hope that I'll soon feel relatively normal again.
It's great to find such an informative and supportive resource and I'm looking forward to interacting with you all.