Just hoping for some reassurance. I had my first ablation (5 hour general) 17 days ago and feel more exhausted and tearful than I ever have in my life before. I wasn’t prepared for this and wondering now if I have done the right thing! First week wasn’t too bad but since I am so tired I don’t know what to do with myself and very depressed about the whole thing. Being told I could get back to ‘normal’ after 2 weeks didn’t really help - will that ever happen? I’m trying very hard to be positive - my heart thumps quite a lot which I m sure is because I am so anxious but I seem to be unable to calm myself down - I feel totally overwhelmed. I am usually a very positive person - still working (at 74) in a job I love but this ablation has affected me much worse than I could have imagined. Just wondering if I should try shortcourse of diazepam to calm me - not something I would normally consider. Any advice very welcome.
Totally exhausted 16 days post ablation - AF Association
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