I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations with my EP over the past couple of days.
He said I’m one of the worse cases he’s seen as far as reactions go post ablation - pericarditis, upper gastrointestinal issues and multiple daily AF episodes. He is still confident of a positive outcome once we get through all this.
Anyway he explained the link between my issues and my highly effective immune system. Apparently women have stronger immune responses than men and whilst that’s good as far as fighting off infections, it also means that a women’s immune system is more likely to overreact (no cheeky comments now 😜). An overstimulated immune system can attack healthy tissue like in auto immune diseases, which often hit women aged 35-60.
So, I have some extra drugs for a few days (Prednisolone and Colchicine) and a couple of changes to my drug regime. It’s 6 weeks tomorrow since my ablation. I will get there 🤪