I`m female, 54 yrs old. My BMI is fine and I try to eat healthy and keep fit as possible. Around 4 years ago I started suffering bouts of very fast heartbeats...180 p.m sometimes lasting for 2 or 3 hours. I was seen by a consultant cardiologist and offered an ablation operation 15 months ago. I`m please to say the ablation worked immediately on the fast beats however pretty soon after the operation I started to suffer from Atrial Ectopic Beats, these have increased over the past year and I`ve been taking Disopyramide as and when needed. 2 week ago the atrial actopis beats started up and have continued all time since then. I was sent into hospital last friday evening because my tablets weren`t having any effect. I had blood tests/blood pressure checks (very low) and put on a monitor overnight. This picked up the weird beats - but it didn`t record them. Late saturday afternoon I was released ...mainly due to the cardio dept being closed for the weekend and was told to up my medication from 2 to 3 tablets a day. These are now holding off the weird stuff but I can`t go any longer than 6 hours between tablets or heart goes bonkers. I`m worried - even though I`m repeatidly told it`s nothing to worry about. Trying to get on with usual day to day life but its always there in the back of my mind. Hoping/waiting to hear from hospital regarding further investigations.....so slow to the point I think theyre ignoring me. Am I over reacting to a minor health issue? Anyone with same/similar? Good to talk to anyone and hear from others before I go bonkers x
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