I have posted a while ago about my AF. Sorry for the long post but I bottle it up.
I dont get many episodes, one on Monday at 1am lasting 7 hours - 2 x flecainide straight away, but it never subsided until 7am, an hour after taking 5mg of bisoprolol ( I usually take 2.5mg). Previous to this, last August 2020 and before that in March 2020.
I now have pains in the chest, neck and upper back. Feel knackered basically.
This started 11 years ago with a ache in my sternum with ectopics, a modified ECG with something under the midline so my GP sent me to CCU. They said I had chrostocondritus (sp)and kicked me out then in 2012 had my first AF attack.
So I wonder if the AF is an effect of the chest inflammation or the other way around. In the last few years if i pull, carry or do any slight straining of my upper torso, then I feel rough, sweaty and sometimes go pale. No pain though. I think this may be a vasovagal type thing.
But if i do this I have a fair chance of an AF attack within 4 to 8 hours, and then after this subsides I get the chest pain, and sweats if I do even a little bit of physically activity. This can last for months, gradually reducing to a background level. I also have fatigue with it.
The funny thing is, I can walk for miles, up and down hills with the dog, and no side effects. If I stress my chest muscles in any way, then I feel weak and rough.
So is it a cause of my symptom's or and effect of something else. Anyone suffer the same type of thing. I am 56 but was 47 when this started.
Not sure where to turn to now as its affecting my normal life quite a bit. I feel a downward trend in myself and a bit depressed.