Hi all, thanks again for responding to my last post!
I have a couple more questions, surrounding how you deal with being on anticoagulants. As I mentioned, I'm a reasonably young woman (41), and up until my troubles, fairly active. My GP was the one to tell me about my Afib, And she assesed my CHADs-VASC score as 1 ( for gender). I have My first appointment with a cardiologist next week. My GP has put me on daily low dose aspirin until then. I will be bringing up the possibility of anticoagulants with the cardiologist, as the science seems to indicate that aspirin for Afib is useless.
I'm not going to lie, I am very afraid of both stroke, but also of bleeding, especially since I have some bleeding issues ( not limited to having a very heavy menses - sorry probably tmi). I was wondering, bleeding wise, how others have faired? How careful do you have to be with yourself? I would really like to start biking again, as my husband bought me a bike for x-mas...
Also, a change of topic here, but do any of you suffer from anxiety or depression in relation to your diagnosis? I just feel like I was socked in the gut by reality, and it's been really hard to function.
Again, thanks all.