My paroxysmal AF is proving to be quite confusing. I seem to have a range of the usual symptoms:
- Breathlessness when sitting or lying down
- Irregular heartbeat
- Pulse shooting up in rate with movement (i.e. 55 --> 130 just because I stood up and starting walking - it settles down to ~80 after a few minutes walking)
But then I have a few others which seem a little odd:
- Breathlessness (and sense of something going on with my heart) BUT with a regular pulse
- Feeling of fibrillation (and associated needing to go to the toilet) BUT with a regular pulse (sometimes slightly elevated, i.e in 70s)
I have always understood that AF is meant to be accompanied by an irregular pulse, but this doesn't seem to always be the case. Are these last two symptoms indicating some other kind of arrhythmia?
They appear to be very reproducible. I had the 'fibrillation with a regular pulse' on and off for about an hour last night. It started every time I laid down and sometimes woke me up.