Hi all I've been here a while browsing, but now I'd like some answers that I don't seem to get from doctors.
I've had paroxysmal AFib for 14 years had 1 bout that required hospital attention years ago and had an ablation in 2007, in march I was hospitalised 3 times for 3 days each time before my rate would come under 100bpm, in the last 10 years no meds now I'm on bisoprolol fecainide and rivaroxaban, but I am so out of sorts finding a walk upstairs is like climbing a mountain and brings in angina pains, which I now have a spray for and having a angio ct on 10th June.
My thing is with a 220bpm I could still function and run upstairs to change before knowing I had to go hospital for digoxin, but with it only being 70bpm now and all these drugs I'm fed up with all the pains I feel sure the bisoprolol cause, my doctor said I could lower the dose for a week and see if it made a difference, it did the AFib kicked in again.
I've asked for ablation even though I found it the most horrendous procedure ever since I feel I've had 10 years pretty much with only few second AFib flutters I'll do anything to not feel like I do daily, but I've been told by cardiologist I'm too long into the disease??? for it to work and that I stay on all the tablets to protect my heart ( echo lady told me I had enlarged atrium) the last consultant told me that was probably because I was in AFib at time of doing it. I do also have a mild mitral leak.
So what's the truth please?
Am I to be like this permanently or is it nhs costs? I'm really struggling at my equine grooms job and with the mental effects it's causing me, I know these drugs are keeping everything at a steady pace but all the side effects are causing worse problems.
I should ad I'm only 46 was fit as a fiddle if a little plump, but now feel 96 unfit unhealthy and mentally drained.