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8 weeks post Ablation

Bowcat
Bowcat
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Hi,

Has anybody else felt like me? I had my 2nd Ablation 8 weeks ago and now I have the flu. I felt pretty good beforehand but now since I've been ill my heart I think has gone back into AF. I'm hoping when I recover it will be OK.

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BobD
BobDVolunteer

Still very early days as I am sure you will know. Three to six months for full recovery and yes any inflamation can make this sort of thing happen. Try some echinacea and stay well hydrated.

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Bowcat
Bowcat
in reply to BobD

OK thank you

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Bowcat
Bowcat
in reply to BobD

Can I take echinacea whilst on blood thinners?

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BobD
BobDVolunteer
in reply to Bowcat

I have been doing for years. warfarin in my case.

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Bowcat
Bowcat
in reply to BobD

Oh OK must be safe then.

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Oldiemoldy

Breakthrough AFib attacks are common during the healing period. Don’t despair yet - rest up, hold on through attacks and ask your EP about help or supplements. It took 6 weeks before breakthrough attacks stopped and 10 for fatigue to lessen. And I also had a rotten cough from anesthesia and - my opinion- dronderone/Multaq to slow heart down temporarily.

My 3 month anniversary is 7/12.

Good luck!

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Bowcat
Bowcat
in reply to Oldiemoldy

OK thanks for info.

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sjanee11

It ain't easy being in recovery and getting slammed with the flu. I was a week out from my ablation and hit a double whammy with the flu AND a pulmonary embolism (flu probably from the hospital - it was Feb and PE from the ablation). Hydrate and rest!

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Bowcat

OK thank you for the feedback. 👍

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