From my earlier posts you can see that with palps & ectopics, despite having a slow & v regular pulse, I was diagnosed with PAF in Feb 18 and started on bisoprolol, rivaroxaban & atorvastatin. I originally thought I was just having panic attacks as I do suffer from anxiety. I’ve felt worse ever since! I can’t sleep, can’t eat, have lost half a stone, feel faint, wobbly and exhausted.
Consultant agreed I could reduce and then stop bisoprolol as possibly my AF was vagal. Now on last dose of 2.5mg but my BP has gone up and I still feel ill. My palps and ectopics continue but my pulse however, remains slow strong and regular - no AF episodes at all - never have had any as far as I know!
I decided to get a second opinion from a different consultant cardiologist and this guy is concerned I have been misdiagnosed, overtreated for something I do not have (PAF) and thinks my problem MAY just be the ectopics & anxiety. I’m having a 5 day monitor next week but will remain on anti coags and statins until he has the results.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Have I been put through several unpleasant investigative procedures unnecessarily? Could all these horrible symptoms just be due to having meds I don’t need? Does this sort of thing really happen or is AF that difficult to be sure of?
I feel as though my head’s gone! All I want to do is find out what IS wrong and get treated and back to normal. Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Thanks.