Hello, I was diagnosed with Paroxysmal AFib in 2009 and after trying several different meds and not tolerating them, I had an ablation. I’ve had very few problems since may be 2-3 episodes up until late last year when I started having them again. I have now had several in the past few months heart rate of up to 170 in AFib for several hours. My normal resting heart rate is 58-62 and I would describe myself as physically fit. I was still under a cardiologist but had several cancelled appointments last year and then heard nothing since. Obviously we now have COVID-19 so no appointments.
My GP has written to them and they have advised that I start on BISOPROLOL. I haven’t spoken to the GP yet only the admin person who telephoned me today to let me know.
I had an episode for 4.5 hours early this morning, my heart goes back into rhythm if it’s own accord. I’m let feeling very tired and shaky. My heart was between 130-160bpm during this episode.
I went to the GP as I was feeling tired still three weeks
after a bad episode of 13+ hours at over 169bpm, where I went to hospital. My heart rate was as low as 43 and rarely got above 60 in the weeks after the hospital visit and I was exhausted, GP ruled out heart block, all blood tests normal. I’m a 50 year old male, physically fit, overweight by BMI but have quite a high muscle mass. GP happy with my weight.
The original cardiologist thought it was triggered by over training in 2009, I was training hard when it started again but not now.
Sorry for the long post but I’m getting a bit worried about things now. Any views or experiences of BISOPROLOL, like us say I don’t tolerate a lot of meds.
I have had a long chat with my GP this morning, she agrees that I stay off any meds and monitor things and suggested I keep a diary to see if I can confirm any triggers. Thanks for everyone’s comments. Stay safe🙏