I was diagnosed with AF last July - I take a Beta Blocker a Blood thinner and a BP medication. I am constantly aware of my heart as I have Tinnitus which means I can hear it pulsing away day and night.
Since my diagnosis I havnt seen a consultant - I had an echo cardiogram done and was told no further action was needed, to take the medication as prescribed and attend for my blood tests when called. The only help and support I have found is on this site - and I am so very grateful.
I need help again - I have been feeling breathless on occasions just lately, and it is concerning me - add this to the constant tiredness and lethargy, weight gain and mental turmoil, and you have the complete mess that is me.
Last night - after not doing anything out of the ordinary my heart started to do the Rumba, and I panicked - trying to take control of the situation I took my blood pressure which was 151/79 and a heart rate of 51 - nothing really untoward i think - so why was my chest feeling the way it was?
To call an ambulance or not to call an ambulance - my heart wasn't racing, but was palpitating obviously - what do I do in this situation. As it was I sat it out - i carried on stopping and then starting again for the next 3 or 4 hours finally stopping altogether early morning. What was this - was it an AF episode, was it just palpitations with no strings or something else - I am so confused and worried to death it may start again =, only worse next time.
Any information please - many Thanks.