I have been in constant afib for just over a year following my massive pulmonary embolism - caused by the afib most likely. I've been on blood thinner and beta blocker every since. One failed cardioversion. However, this morning I've woken up and actually feel well, really well, when I usually feel pretty rough day in day out. Checked on bp monitor and no afib. Wow. Nothing has changed in anything I've done recently, I'm still the same fat old bird I was yesterday, but I'm delighted to know that it is possible for my version of afib to convert back to nsr on it's own, which I never thought it would. I realise afib is a heck of a roller coaster ride and that I'm not "cured" overnight, but still so good to know that my poor battered heart can convert!
Not in 24/7 Afib anymore: I have been in... - AF Association
That's wonderful news!!! You must be absolutely delighted!
This has happened to me a few times. I'd often be in AF all through the colder months (about 6). Then once summer came, would revert to normal sinus. It hasn't happened this year, as yet, but I'm full of hope. I've wondered if it's because I'm more active in the summer, mowing the lawns and weeding etc.. Could that be the same with you?
No, doesn't seem to be the case with me. I'm usually too knackered to achieve much activity. Just walking around a supermarket or doing housework left me exhausted and sweating. I do push myself through it all, but as I said nothing at all changed to make heart convert. Just pleased it did, and can do .
What great news for you. Shows your heart can convert which is wonderful.
As you say afib is a rollarcoaster - hopefully you'll be afib free for a while but we all know it will return at some point. Even if it does I would still be chuffed to bit's knowing it can (and has) converted back on it's own.
That’s great, it’s awful being in constant AF isn’t it? Long may your NSR continue ❤️
Maybe your lung has recovered? Any kind of lung problem tends to set me off. Great news, hope it lasts ❣️
Heart went back into afib when I went to bed and was reading. This morning it's in nsr again. I am more in tune with it's various peculiarities day by day! Lungs I think are ok. No one has checked since hospital discharge year ago. Cardiac clinic picked me up six months after the PE and I asked why pulmonary clinic hadn't followed up, and was told the pulmonary consultant expected me to die after I went home, but she would tell him I was still alive!!!
Great news ! Who knows why with this mongrel condition . Just make the best of it and hope you remain in NSR.
vitamin d levels?
Wow ! Brilliant news!
I wake up every morning wondering if, after two years constant af, the same might have happened.
It's good to know it can!
Catlady56......may I ask what beta blocker you are on ?
I take a vitamin D supplement every day
Good news on NSR. That’s brilliant. How much vitamin D do you take a day?
Oh that is so encouraging for everyone to read your blast this morning —So delighted for you — Get out the balloons ,That’s worth a BIG celebration.3138RedRoseX
Keep taking the anticogs Cat Lady. Sounds like you are coming through on the other side. Good work.
Joy to you Catlady!
I know how grim it feels when in AF, no energy and that fluttery uncomfortable feeling in your chest, I hope it's a permanent reversion to sinus rhythm for you, stories like yours give us all hope!
Yes Afib is a difficult condition to deal with and I thought it was going to remain 24/7 forever. Heart has been jumping in and out of afib throughout the day today, but I still remain cheered as it is converting to nsr without intervention, and it's never done that before. I can't see any obvious triggers for any of it, but I'm happy to let it "do it's thing" and sort itself out! Any relief from the fish dancing the tango in my chest is very welcome.
Marvelous news. Let us know when you finally do get the EP's sense of this, what he thinks. Know they're as rare as gold dust just now with all the attention on Covid ❣️
Not holding my breath for that as never had EP, only Cardiologist. I live in rural west Wales, UK and am under a small hospital - but with very good Cardiology department. See cardiac specialist nurse there following initial follow up with consultant.
What a remarkable positive story. Have you had any ablations?
No I haven't. I have been offered one but I don't like the idea of having bits of my heart burned out - just in case it's the wrong bit!, plus I have the overwhelming feeling it would be a mistake - for me - and I'm trying to listen to the body a bit more and not just ignoring everything like I've done previously. I had one cardioversion, which took three attempts before conversion happened, and it failed after three days and very scary palpitations.
You are an anomaly to return to sinus rhythm after being one year in persistent, and especially since you have had only one cardioversion that took three attempts and lasted only three days. Do keep us informed about your progress because you are more than an inspiration.
It was a surprise to me too. Stayed in nsr for around fifteen hours. Back to afib that night. Nsr next morning and in and out all day, but still felt better than usual. Afib night time again, but not usual night time level, and no "big pee" during night, and no "big pees" during day either. This morning Nsr to start of with, so will see what the day brings. Various "twinges" going on in heart ever since nsr first happened, but nothing painful, just different. I observe with great interest as my heart has clearly not read any of the rule books and is set on doing it's own thing, in it's own good time it seems!