Hi - I'm just coming up for 5 weeks since my catheter (cryo balloon) ablation & wanted to understand if my recovery/feelings are normal. I was diagnosed with Paroxysmal AF in May last year & went through the Bisoprolol route initially which I didn't tolerate well & then went private & was prescribed Flecanaide (2 * 50mg) - pill in a pocket didnt work sadly.I'm 47 years old & was fit, healthy & built like a racing snake ! so was a bit of a surprise.
I made the decision this year to have an ablation & was fortunate to have private health thus was pretty straight forward to get planned. the procedure went well with 'good burns' & no groin issues at all.
I had pericarditis after my procedure but had a normal ECG last week & have been taking ibuprofen to calm this down (as prescribed by my GP) - they couldn't hear any tell tale noise from my chest so weren't concerned.
I had agreed with my surgeon that I would come off the Flecanaide after 1 month & did so with last 50mg Thursday last week. I have noticed since coming off that I have some weird feelings (dizzy & a bit 'out of body') but when taking pulse at rest seems to be regular at about 92 bpm. My resting heart rate did rise by about 20 bpm after the ablation, so this is my norm currently. This feeling comes & goes - does anybody else have experience of Flecanaide withdrawal symptoms ? & also interested to know about period of chest discomfort after ablation - what is the norm ?
If anyone can help would be great - thanks