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Atrial fibrillation anyone?

Aug 02, 2016 12:51 AM

Hello, new to this so go easy on me, I am just wondering if anyone else out there has had or has been diagnosed as having atrial fibrillation ?
I had my first AF attack about seven months ago it lasted over 24 hours (February 2016), I had to be cardio verted ( shocked ) to get me back into a normal rhythum, I have never been so scared in my life!
And I am dreading it happening again so much so it has more or less taken over my life, I am relatively young (43) and have two young children that I would like to see grow up, but this has got me, some experts say that that's your lot once you have it once you have it for life others say it may be a one off, I am lucky as I have never had health problems before or been depressed or down but this is starting to affect me mentally as well as physically, I think about it every day, I have noticed that now and then I am getting missed heart beats only a few for literally a couple of seconds.
What do you all reckon as this is getting me down, am I doomed to live like this forever or is there hope ?
Thanks for listening sorry for going on 😎

Aug 02, 2016 2:37 AM

Hello sweetie ⚘ welcome to the community. πŸ‘­ u r not alone here hunni, πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ there are many of us hereπŸ€— to lend a sympathetic ear.

I do not know much about AF myself... but im sure someone will 🌹... i do know the fear of the unknown tho 🦁 so be brave... take a breath... and u can always vent here amongst friends πŸ€—

Aug 02, 2016 6:47 AM

Thanks Lulabel and thank you community πŸ‘πŸ˜Šx

Aug 02, 2016 2:34 PM

If you have not been having any problems than it was most likely something that triggered it. Stress can be a facr8, caffeine, alcohol, Flexeril, wine, chocolate. Everyone whether they know it or not has extra and missing beats. Most people never feel them. Are you on any medication for your rhythm? Just because it happened once does not necessarily mean your doomed. If it should come back and stays it is relatively easy to cure. PM me if you want to chat more. My degree is in cardiology :) been doing it over 20 years. I also have intermittent a-fib but I know my triggers.

Aug 02, 2016 7:30 PM

Thanks Lmb it would be good to talk I will see if I can work out how to pm you

Aug 02, 2016 7:34 PM

Ok sorry about this how do I personal message someone ? Do I just put up my email address?

Aug 02, 2016 7:38 PM

You need to download the Pain Companion app. It looks like you are using Catch My Pain. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Aug 03, 2016 12:03 AM

Hi LMB sorry about this I have tried to get the pain companion app, it has taken all morning, I had to set up a google account first etc, anyhow after all the messing around long story short my luck I can't have the pain app as I am using an iPad apparently, but I would really value your input and be able to ask you some questions I am not sure if this is allowed but here is my email address lloydmeehan@btinternet.com hopefully we can corespond by email, unless you can think of a better idea, look forward to hearing from you 😊

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