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Woke at 5.30 this morning feeling sick On trying to be it was just wind Is this to do with my fluid intake before bed or my FA.So many unasked questions Still learning Guess still frightened

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Hi Vonnie

I'm quite new to this but from my own limited experience I think the wind is unlikely to be caused by AF. More likely trapped wind from food intake the night before, or possibly swallowing a lot of air while drinking fluids and then lying down. When you go to bed, try lying on your side with your knees up towards your chest, that should help to eliminate wind.

I know how frightening all this can be but even people without AF get strange symptoms. Please don't worry about this unless it happens frequently, in which case do have a word with your GP. I'm no medic and can only speak from my own experiences.

P.S. My late father was a GP and if ever I felt sick he always asked if I could be pregnant lol :-D

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Lol be a miracle if I was lol. I do panic I know that Cannot change it I don't do ill

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Vonnie, you look so young in your photo but I've just read your introduction - yes, I agree, it would be a miracle lol :-D

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Aw thanks hilly How is your day going

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Good thanks Vonnie. How are you feeling now? Hope your tummy feels better ...

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Vonnie, did you feel a bit hot and dizzy too when you felt sick. How did your heart feel at that time?

Jean

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Heart was OK

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Did you feel sick when you were in bed or after you got up? Sometimes as we get older (hate saying that) we find we need to sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes to allow our body/heart to adjust - so no more springing out of bed. Bahhh!

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I have spent so much time sitting on the edge of the bed since I was diagnosed six months ago that I made a dip in the mattress! Have bought a new one now.

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Lol know the feeling My mattress is dipping in the shape of my bum lol.What is causing you to sit on edge of bed though you didn't say

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My main symptoms of AF are fatigue, lethargy and breathlessness even on slight exertion, so I am capable of sitting on the edge of the bed for an hour trying to get up the enthusiasm to move. Only my morning diuretics persuade me to do so with anything like urgency!

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Oh I bet they do .I have days where I just sit and yawn Cold hands and feet from the med.Not been too bad while hot weather here but today is cooler and I feel the difference. I am now wondering if I will ever go back to my job All my motivation has gone

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I sort of mentioned anti-depressants to my GP, haven't taken any since suffering post-natal depression 35 years ago. He prescribed them, but they've been sitting in my expanding medicine chest for three weeks now, untouched. He says they would give me more motivation but I'm not sure, taking enough meds as it is. Who was it that said something about sounding like a rattlesnake?

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Beginning to tattle myself now Hate taking tablets but I know I need to now Just when everything hits you all at once it gets you down Specially if you was always doing things

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Oh Vonnie, I feel for you. I felt incredibly anxious, demotivated and sad when I was diagnosed 3 months ago, but already feel very differently now. Please don't make any big decisions yet. My thoughts are that you need to give your mind and body time to adjust - we humans have an amazing ability to accept things given time. I'm rooting for you x

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Aw thanks Hilly.Wish I was like most on here I need putting in a bag and shaking up Might come out a different person Lol

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I think most on here have experienced the emotions that we've felt/feel but have had that time to adapt and adjust which is what you need too. And please don't become a different person lol

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Lol gee whizz I would hate to be different Just need to bring the old me back to the surface. Talking to you is helping Thank you

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Hilly can I ask how old you are Hope you don't mind

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Don't mind at all. I'm 65.

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Gee whizz you don't look that on your pic Hilly Looking good

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Aww thank you.

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Your lovely looking woman With a smile to match We older girls are doing OK except for put tickers lol

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You too. Yeah, power to the wrinklies! And even our tickers will be fine!

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Keep telling myself that Don't feel like it at times though Does your palpitations just strike out of the blue

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They do! But they tend to strike more in the evenings especially if I've eaten too much or had a drink (hic!) the day before. Getting far less now as I'm learning the triggers and avoiding them. But we're all different and have different triggers. You'll soon find what's best for you ... lots of trial and error.

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Hi Vonnieruth, reading another of your posts, you mentioned your fluid intake prior bedtime, along with can I drink "fizzy liquid".

The chances are that the wind you are getting, is being caused by any fizzy drinks you are having. I would also consider taking a bottle of water with you at bedtime, as opposed to loading up beforehand. Try going to bed on an emptyish stomach, if thirsty, or an Afib episode during the night, then sipping plain water might help on both counts.

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Thanks John I did have sandwiches and quavers about 9pm last night

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Oh well.......thats sorted your wind out then lol.

Joking aside, I am a night owl and tend not to be in bed early. However, my last bite is generally at least 4 to 5 hours before lights out. Otherwise, heart and digestive system are still working hard = no rest for me/you.

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I love my food and use to eating late when home from work Which was always 9pm

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It's difficult to break the routine of habit and reward, caused by working late.

Unfortunately, if you do have Afib, then you are going to have to consider changes, otherwise life can be pretty miserable. It is to a degree, whatever you make it.

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Gee whizz John thanks I only found out 3 weeks ago All new to me

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Your full stomach or bloating from wind can affect your vagus nerve and start up or worsen your AF.

See Doctor Gupta’s videos

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I agree. Vagal nerve stimulation can be controlled most of the time. Magnesium should help too. Regarding nerves and depression, I HIGHLY recommend 30 billion mixed probiotic pills...what goes on in your gut can affect you emotionally. And the magnesium. Works wonders for me.

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Magnesium is a big help for me as well. I wish I had known about magnesium many years ago. It is very good for digestion.

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Must get some which do you get

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magnesium citrate or any that say "highly absorbable"

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Thanks seasider will look at those later

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I know, I'm still having days when I'm up and days when I'm really down but I find it does help being able to talk to people on here who're going through similar experiences.

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Yer chatting in here does help .How long have you been diagnosed

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Six months but only saw a cardiologist three weeks ago (long waiting list), who has adjusted my meds and prescribed me some different ones. I am crossing my fingers for an improvement and think I'm beginning to see it in a bit less breathlessness.

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I have not been back to hospital yet as they have appointment back log due to installing new system .It's like being in limbo really

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So what Meds are you now on

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The difference in medics is astounding, I have had mine for 2.6 years. It is only now that I am seeing a cardiologist on the 19th of next month, and that would not have happened if I had not pushed re my condition. Tbh that was only done after seeing what others on this forum have received in terms of medication/care, if I had left this to my GP - I don't think that it was even in the..... to do tray.

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Well I will see how things go once I have been back to hospital Must chance my appointment up tomorrow also Will probably come back a nervous wreck when I have been My anxiety kicks in big time Palpitations bad

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What is a EC

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Gosh John I'm shocked at how long you've had to wait. Guess I'm very lucky. Took myself into A&E when in AF to get it recorded (paroxysmal so hard to catch), and was given an appointment with a cardiologist for 5 days later on 28th March. Not because they'd found anything untoward apart from AF but because we live near a fantastic hospital ... one of the reasons I'd hate to relocate. Got another appointment next month. I'm going to count my blessings!

Hope your long-awaited appointment goes well.

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My wait is more to do with my GP not doing his job. Apart from an Ultra Sound test confirming my Afib from the hospital (over 2 years ago), the only other treatment has been 5mg Bisoprolol - with NO follow up whatsoever.

It was only after seeing the treatment of members on here by their GPs, that I realised how much I was being short changed and made another appointment - with a different GP - hence the cardiology appointment. Up until now, it has mainly been a case of being left on ones own - that has now been stopped.

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I was sent by a go standing in at my surgery to our acute ward where they try to treat and send home Was there 6 hours They arranged my echo scan and my 24 hour ecg.

Have now been waiting for appointment to AF clinic for 4 weeks Hospital doctor told me over phone I had AF

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Hi John, I too am amazed at the different gp's/hospitals, I'm 2 years into my diagnosis and I have never had an appointment with a cardiologist,good luck to you 👍

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Wow 2 years Do you go to hospital appointments then

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Apart from the day I got taken into hospital with my heart racing and an echo done a few weeks later I've never been back to the hospital, it's amazing how different health authorities work. X

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I'm waiting for mine There is a delay due to new system put in I must chance it up tomorrow as it's a month since I went to acute ward

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Good luck when it comes, I'm sure you'll be fine, I thought about it day and night at first but try not to now, take care. X

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Thank you tc also

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Hi Kazzg, I have only got this cardiology appointment because I requested another appointment with my GP.

Thankfully I did not get my GP, instead landing up with another, who sent me for blood tests, thyroid + other stuff etc. At the same time he asked the hospital for me to see a cardiologist.

He did more in 10 minutes than my ex GP in 2.6 years.

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Hi John6, maybe I should see a different gp too, highly unusual that most people get cardio appointments but we didn't..good luck x

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I like my GP but it was me who said "Should I see a cardiologist?" GP then said the waiting list for that clinic was "a year...and a day" but it came through much quicker than I had expected. GP hadn't heard of the new Beta Blocker I've been prescribed. Not yet taken it for a week but I think it is much better for me. I feel a lot more like me today, despite a bit of a rough night with breathlessness.

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You only take when you need it then do you

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No, the cardiologist advised I should take it every morning.

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Ar right miss understood

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Could also be a side effect of the medicine. Happens to me too.

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Does it really I Hate it

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Yes. Me too. Feels similar to heart issues and turns out bunch of gas occurs. It doesn't seem to matter if i stop eating by 7pm or not. If i dont eat a few hrs before bed I get gas burps from an empty stomach too. I am glad we all have each other. This group really helps me relax about things ♡

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Rumbling stomach also Could hold a conversation with it lol Its the actual heaving in a morning I hate Sometimes I get it in a afternoon to

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Oh that is horrible. Do you see that it happens after you take your pills? There are lots of side effects from these meds. Maybe you need an adjustment or switch to a different one. I was on metoprolol but was so useless i could not even kill a mosquito without being tired. Now I am on sotalol. It is better, but still has its side effects. The good outweighs the bad for me with these ones.

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It isn't all the time Could be anxiety to as I do suffer from it Haven't been back to hospital yet for my AF clinic appointment

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Is it AF you have Renj

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Hi, just read your post, it's funny I too have been feeling nauseous over the past few days, I'm 2 years into my af diagnosis, totally out of the blue, still coming to terms, this site has been a god send as I don't really have anyone to talk to about it, I think friends/family lose interest in your health problem.

Maybe it's the heat,it has been warm, I think I have a bug or something as my stomach (high up) is sore andvtender, maybe this is the same for you.

I hope you feel better soon, Karen X

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