I posted 10 days ago - Good news maybe not so good news - and in a reply I confessed to jeanjennie50 I had forgotten to take away with me one of my tablets. Local chemist gave me an emergency supply but was a different brand. After only taking it 3 times I went into fast Afib for 15 hours. Did wonder if different brand of tablets might have been the culprit or was it coincidence.
The tablets are hormone therapy ones for my breast cancer and one of the big side effects is joint pain which I had seemed to escape in the main. I felt generally better on this new brand and not the malaise I was having every day. But.....the joint pain was awful. Decided to go back to my usual brand last night and see if the aches went and then I would know for sure they were to blame.
3:30am this morning and I went into fast Afib and still in it 17 hours later. Feel ok except for a bit of a tight chest, headache and a box of frogs in my chest and will ride it out. Took 100mg of flecainide as soon as it started and then normal dose at breakfast 50mg and same just now. Still have a 100mg I can play with.
Is this coincidence again or changing back the hormone tablets? Both times it’s been fast AF whereas for last few years it had been slow AF. My AF journey of 15 years was fast Afib for about 10 years then slow Afib until the last 2 episodes. I have had 3 Af episodes since ablation and all were fast. 1 was only for 20 minutes a couple of weeks after.
It’s a bit of an embuggerance but can’t change it. Think ablation No. 2 may be looming.
Love Frances xxx