Hi, this is my first post here and I was told I have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after having an episode about 4 weeks ago. I ended up staying in Hospital over night and my heart rate finally went back to normal after around 18 hours. Since then Ive had a sleep study done and found out I have moderate sleep apnea which may have caused it. My first question is, is it normal for people who have afib to find out they also have sleep apnea? I'm only 33 years old, slim and consider myself to be in good shape from working out and swimming a lot, so I wasn't expecting this at all.
My second question is how do people usually feel after having an episode of afib? Since 4 weeks ago I've been having on and off days where I'm getting strange 'tight' feelings in my chest on the left side, plus slight fluttering. My left arm sometimes feels weak also. This can last a few minutes or seem to go on all day. When I told my doctor this he didn't seem concerned as they did an ECG, EKG and I also wore a holter for 24 hours which showed no damage.
This feeling I'm getting every 2 or so days is making me quite worried though. Is this anything to be concerned about or is this a 'normal' feeling for someone with afib?
Thanks in advance for any replies!