No sooner than I had convinced myself yesterday that my recent AF attacks were probably panic attacks, at 9pm last night I went back into AF and at 8am this morning as I write this, I remain there. Last time I was in constant AF was 3 weeks ago. Every run-in with AF I have had has been "moderate" exercise induced. I can't identify a single other trigger. Perhaps I should have followed advice and completely laid off the exercise, but would that lead me to full recovery? Everything I have read states that AF is a chronic disease.... a ticking time bomb. So, am I silly to grab a bit of exercise whilst I am in NSR? Would changing to a sedentary existence not be the worst compensation illness of all?
I only have two objectives : 1, staying alive, and 2, being happy (which means being able to exercise)
I am finding life difficult not being able to exercise as I please. It is already affecting my quality of life, and soon it will start affecting my mental health. Endorphins are my drug addiction; they have been for years, and I don't know any other method of getting them than exercise.
After a long wait, I am finally seeing a cardiologist on Thursday, and hoping he can help me find a path through this disease. It'll be a huge blow if he doesn't show any interest in my recuperation. I have no idea what to expect really. I'm guessing a cardiologist in Gateshead probably hasn't seen too many 37 yo endurance athletes with AF
Enough rambling for now. Thanks for reading.