Hi everyone, have neen reading your posts trying to educate myself. I was diagnosed with P-Afib last July after a 24hrs trace. Im truth I think it had been going on a lot longer triggered by cancer treatment five years before. Four yrs ago I was put on Cardivilol for a fast heart rate (130 resting) which started during treatment. I have hypothyroidism and have to take a full replacement dose of thyroid hormones as my thyroid doesnt work at all. Over the years the Cardivlol has slowly gone up to address my heart rate but each time it would settle then increase upwards again after a while. echocardiogram showed heart was healed from cancer treatment damage -left ventricular damage. Latest one showed Healthy heart but beats too fast.
My cardilogist decided the cardivilol wasnt working anymore and moved me to Bisopholol. After one tablet two hours later I woke up, I felt breathless my heart was racing, felt nauseas and dizzy. In all honestly I thought I was dying! Had to sit it out and after 12 hours things were calming. I spoke to a different cardiologist on the phone (mine on a three week holiday) and she said no more beta blockers. Apparrantly they can slow the conversion of thyroid hormones.....not what I need. Now on a calcium channel blocker and feeling much better, less fatigue.. Waiting to see the Abalation team mid March.
Am I right in thinking all these meds its trial and error? And am so shocked that they would give a drug that lowers thyroid conversion to someone who is reliant on thyroid hormone replacement. I was on a beta blocker for four years feeling increasingly tired all the time, blaming it on the aftermath of cancer treatment.
My GP told me that its no point using my electronic blood pressure/heart rate monitor any mire as it wont be accurate, will give false readings because of the Afib so have given it away. Is there any other device I can use?
Whats an EP?
Plus would welcome any tips on Abalation for a newby? Many thanks