Hi. I’m new on here. Please excuse rambling post.
I’ve had palpitations and ectopics for several months but never a fast or irregular pulse (usually a solid regular 72). Last month after 24 hr ECG monitor I was diagnosed with paroxysmal AF. Angiogram showed no structural heart issues. I was extremely surprised as I thought a rapid pulse was always present for AF and I can honestly say that I have never registered a raised pulse.
Am now on bisoprolol, rivaroxaban and atorvastatin.
But I feel worse! I now can’t eat properly due to indigestion/bloating so have lost loads of weight. I find it difficult to find a comfortable position in bed and can only sleep for a couple of hours then I wake suddenly feeling awful, so I’m knackered. My pulse is also extremely low, between 46 and 56!
As the mornings and nights are the worst, after doing lots of reading and research, I wonder if I might have Vagal AF? It might explain why the meds are making me feel worse if they aren’t the ones I should be on? Does any of this ring a bell with anyone?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.