Hi!! I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with Lone Atrial Fib in the ER. In the middle of the night, my heart skipped a couple of beats and then took off very fast in a different rythem...I couldn't get it to stop so we called 911. They couldn't see the A Fib because they didn't have the 12 lead monitor, so they said it was SVT...My pulse was 240bpm...At the ER they put me on a cardizem drip to slow my heart rate, but 11 hours later my heart rate was lower, but my heart would not convert to NSR...So they gave Dijoxin. They were going to shock me, but right at 11 hours it converted on it's own....I had an Echocardiogram, EKG's Blood work, legs checked for blood clots and they found nothing...THey said my heart is healthy with no damage or inflammation..So it's Lone Anyway, my background is no family history of heart problems in our family, except my 86 year old Grandaddy has A Fib, but he got that a few years ago...I started getting palpitations 15 years ago, and they told me they were benign, so I lived with them...But everything changed when I got pregnant..In my 2nd trimester, I bent over and my heart did the same thing..This was the first time I had felt this, and it lasted 30 mins..ER couldn't catch it, so they did tests and said it was prob SVT from pregnancy...Then it happened a year later only lasted for 5 mins, so no one caught that either...Wore halter monitors and only catch palps and maybe sinus tachy...And then BAM! 2 years later this latest episode happens as I am turning on my left side in middle of night, and lasts 11 hours..A Fib So I am scared, confused, frustrated and worried....I am on 120 extended release of diltiazem which I already have low blood pressure so it's causing dizzy But they Cardio said quit taking it, just keep it with you if you need it..I am a little scared to get off it totally now...Seeing Electrophysiolgist this week, but I am not sure he will provide more answers since it's a lone A Fib???? My theory is this...I have had stomach issues for years and years...And high worry and stress...If I eat food or water, it feels like it doesn't digest, gets stuck in my throat, chest etc..My stomach bloats like I am 9 months pregnant, and I have gas in my stomach so bad it radiates to my chest..My heart pounds after I eat anything and I get palpitations during eating...All 3 times these episodes have happened, it's been a few hours after a very heavy meal and invovled me twisting my body to one side or bending all the way over....I have read that the Vagal Nerve can pop you right into A Fib, and my cardio said it happens a lot...He said this could all be a stomach issue but Electro will be able to know more...They did a colonoscopy on me and upper endoscopy on me and said it was gastritis, but didn't see hernia's....I know something is wrong with my stomach and that the heart and stomach are connected with this vagal nerve...Sorry for the long story, but I wanted to give my background...Any suggestions or ideas or tests, or just any advice would be so great right now....I am now so scared, I don't want to be alone and I have a 3 year old daughter, so I need to get this figured out and under control...Sydnee
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