I have done a quick search both on this forum and on Google and there doesn't seem to be many people who suffer both pain and the feeling of being completely worn out after an Afib attack.
I woke yesterday at 0500 feeling awful and realised l was in AF. I think the trigger to this attack was the exertion l put into raking all the dead grass out of my lawn the previous day. My cardiologist has decided l shouldn't take any medication until my ablation (l find l can't cope with any of the side effects of most of the heart related drugs). So, l sat this attack out (which was quite a severe one). At 0815 l went back into NSR. About an hour after that the pain in the left side of my chest started. I took a Lansoprazole capsule and a couple of co-codamols, both of which had no affect. I felt pretty awful and with the pain the es was just a waste. Luckily, tha pain subsided late evening. I have experienced this before after AF attacks but always put it down to flecainide (which l used to take as PlP). Obviously now l know it's not the flecainide. Each attack l get the pain and feeling unwell seem to get worse.
I am waiting for an ablation for PAF. I've been advised the waiting list is 'pretty horrific', which were the consultants words. I waited 11 months for my last and first one which l didn't have because it had been 4 months since my previous AF attack. So l reckon I'll be very lucky if l get it done before Christmas.
I did ask the cardiologist about having more tests on my heart before the ablation and he answered no. This does make me wonder as on a recent treadmill stress test l developed masses of ectopics about 10 minutes into the test. Put this fact together with the pain after AF and it does make me wonder if there maybe other problems with my heart.
Anyway, after all that, does anyone else suffer these left side chest pains and feeling ill after an AF attack.
Thanks for reading.