i was diagnosed with AF just before August Bank holiday weekend after a visit to my GP as i was feeling out of breath and no energy. I am 58, overweight and hypothyroid so thought it was that. After anECG my GP sent me to A&E and i ended up all bank holiday weekend on monitors and meds to try to lower my heart rate to under 100. I never realised at the time it was flutterings i was feeling. I came out with my meds which i have taken since, and could still feel flutterings some of the time, and then had a cardioversion last Tuesday. It worked and i am feeling that i have so much more energy, I am still on the meds.
I am now constantly worrying about it going back to the fast rate, and flutterings, as reading on here it seems to happen to most people. What's the average time it lasts? Can anyone advise what i should and shouldn't do? I am not super fit like you cyclists etc. I'm thinking more of walking and lower key exercise. Doctors say just carry on as normal but i worry i may make it come back by doing something i could avoid. I feel like i'm watching my breathing, taking blood pressure and in fact becoming a bit neurotic maybe! Finding this all a bit nerve wracking!