11 years ago I developed Atrial flutter for two years and 3 flutter ablations then went on 6 months later to develop paroxysmal atrial fibrillation 9 years ago
Typically I would have an arrhythmia every two months for 8 hours.
8 months ago I was assaulted by a stranger and quickly developed PAF every day for up to 18 hours. I was absolutely exhausted and spent most of my time horizontal with no exercise whatsoever. Beta blockers are something I have avoided because I am very sensitive to them and have experienced low BP! Fainting and very low heart rate.
5 weeks ago I had catheter ablation using cryo which has been very effective so far. I can recall waking up after a three hour procedure feeling as though I had a brutal procedure, chest pain and hyperthermia. I went home the day after and two weeks later tried to start some exercise because muscles had atrophied and I was in a lot of pain with that. No one told me not to so I took a slow 20 minute walk. I felt discomfort in my chest but was pleased I had done it. I had no idea why I felt so tired!!!
I wake up every two hours throughout the night which has been the norm but couldn't understand why I felt so weak, lifeless and tired.
Today I went googling which brought me to this site and was relieved to read that extreme fatigue is not uncommon after catheter ablation.
A ten minute walk can render me tired out for a few days. I do wish someone had told me because I was becoming quite concerned.
I had thoughts that the difficult procedure ( there were a lot of nerve pathways to deal with and an unusual blood vessel structure) had perhaps been two severe and damaged my heart or that maybe I was in heart failure! I just have nothing to give atm. Check up in two weeks time but wanted to share my experience with others so they know what they may or may not expect.