In remission - sort of

Earlier this year I had 4 months of hell having ectopics almost constantly day and night. Thought my time was up if I,m honest. I changed Cardiologist who sorted things with a daily high dose of Propanolol (40 x 3 ) after around three weeks all calmed down into almost a normal sinus rhythm. I have a few noticeable misfires on a daily basis but nothing like what I had before, and I,m completely of the Prop.

So I hope this gives some hope to others that nature will give you some relief sometimes with a little nudge. I know that this will not last forever but things are good for now and that very dark days can quickly turn into sunny ones.

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  • Glad to hear things are good just now for you. Hope it stays that way. We all just need hope that the dark days can end or at least not overwhelm us. Gill

  • An update , now six months have gone by with very modest number of misfires daily, only one or two that make me jump. Stress and alcohol can trigger more frequent episodes but still manageable with out medication.

    The dark days seem so long ago when i was convinced my time was up.

    #1 piece of advice - get a good Cardiologist - This is tricky because how do you know they are good or not.

    #2 Don't be fobbed off - you know instinctively when your body isn't working properly.

    #3 If you have to spend some money getting tests -I paid for a cardiac MRI and it was worth every penny just to be reassured.

    #4 This is tough and I struggled with this , but try and keep positive and remember better days are ahead.