I have had AF for possibly more than 20 years. When discussing this originally it was conclude that because I did a lot of cycling at amateur level when younger, I over did it one time and this caused the AF. I am used to being very fit, first with cycling, later sailing and in my work as a courier I regularly do 10000 to 15000 steps a day.
I was put on blood thinners, Apixaban and then Rivaroxaban.
I am puzzled that my heart rate has always been low (60BPM) and although irregular I do not experience fast heart rates. I have never smoked, I don't drink but I have recently been diagnosed wig Agromegally. The tumour on the petuatary gland has been operated on and the initial signs show good results.
In December 2017 I had gone back to work after three months off for the tumour opp, it was stressful and I had not eaten all day. Around 6pm I was in a very warm shop and fainted. Recovered very quickly, no other symptoms , was checked out at A & E and the only thing they found was my blood pressure was a bit low.
My cardiologist is now throwing the kitchen sink at this, telling me I should't drive (my business will soon collapse and then I don,t have an income) because he cannot explain why I fainted.
I feel it could be the ivaroxaban! I have not been the same since I went on to these.
Bit long winded by the history is important. Can anyone suggest how to move this faster and given that this is long standing, is there anything I could do to fix the AF? Nothing is being offered at this time.
Also can I thin the blood holistically and does anyone know an acupuncturist locally to me that has knowledge of AF.