Last week I was hospitalized due to Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonits--- infection in abdominal cavity caused by/related to ascites. I was treated with IV antibiotics, after having a paracentesis where about 2liters of fluid was removed. This is my second episode of SBP. First was Dec. 1, 2016.
The day following discharge I was at the outpatient center for IV antibiotics (first of 2 doses required after discharge). Upon starting the IV and checking vitals I was found to have heart rate of 155-170 and immediately sent to Emergency where I was found to be in atrial-fibrillation as well. I had no real symptoms and have NEVER had any heart issues!! IV meds reduced heart rate and I converted back to normal sinus rythym w/i 12 hours of the incident. I was kept in the hospital 2 more nights, no cause/source for cardiac issues revealed in testing, discontinued IV med, and started oral med (beta blocker).
Has anyone experienced a-fib and tachycardia? How did you fare? I hate thoughts of yet another medicine (main side-effect = fatigue).
Overall very discouraged about the recurrent infection/accumulation of fluid, and new cardiac issue. I'm 49, diagnosed at age 40 stage 2-3, now have cirrhosis. Taking urso, 2 diuretics, preventative antibiotic.
Also wondering what your experiences with stress are and how it impacts PBC and related problems.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Amy in Tennessee, USA