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Atrial ectopy

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Morning , just want people’s opinions really.

I had a ablation 18months ago which really helped my af and have been free of it since ! Well I thought so anyway. At the beginning of the summer I was feeling great but got myself some terrible hayfeever , and in the recommendation of the pharmacist started taking some antihistamines. After about 3/4 days I noticed lots of jumping around in my chest! So I went to see my cardiologist and got fitted with a 7 day monitor. Now I have atrial ectopy which could of already been there or brought on by these tablets , it’s not very nice and very similar to af and is literally constant but without the fatigue! I can’t take bisoprosol due to my asthma ! So have just started taking diltizem! Am I back on the road again to afib? Any recommendations on tablets ? Thanks


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BobD profile image

Ectopcs are not AF and do not morph into AF even though they feel very noticeable. Have you tried the slow deep breathing exercise (search ectopics breathing at top right) . These exercises really do work for many people. I know how annoying they can be as I had them for three months once every second beat! Went as quicky as they arrived but that was before we knew about the breathing.

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plaster71 in reply to BobD

Thank you bobd I’ll give that a try

Tapanac profile image

I found flecainide helped and I was free of everything from Christmas until July when my EP said he wanted me off them after my ablation in March. Now everything back

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