All this excitement started about 2 years after my second son was born, 19 years ago, after I developed two serious infections. One in my intestine, then less than a year later, an abscess in my tonsil which landed me in the hospital for 5 days. Both conditions requir
[More]ed intensive antibiotic treatment. I have the impression that these infections and/or the antibiotics deregulated my heart rhythm. The arrhythmic events started 17 years ago and have over the years increased in occurrence and degree of intensity. As a result I have become an extremely anxious, panicky, cautious person who no longer can enjoy life in a free, abandoned way. I do get moments of relief here and there but I am always on stand-by, walking on egg-shells anticipating the negative. I am sad that I have become this sort of person. However I do hold on to a thread of hope that I will eventually adjust and accept.
Just a quick note to say hi! I know what you are going through. I saw your post and being that I am the same age and living with these darn skips, I thought I should say hello. I don't have time to write more now, but I went to my cardio yesterday and he is sending me to a pulmonologist to discuss sleep apnea. There is some new research about the effects of it on the rhythm of the heart. Very new stuff. Let me know if you ever want to talk.
I've heard of some people being in bigeminy for hours. I can't imagine how they tolerated the sensation. What I'm thinking is if it lasts more than 15 minutes, get to ER or urgent care. Not because you're in danger but because it would be great if they could catch it on an ECG strip and see exactly what's going on. A-fib can be dangerous if a person is "in" it for hours because of the chance of little blood clots forming. But most folks that have constant a-fib are also on blood thinners. If you have this once a week or so, you may be able to "catch" it by wearing an event monitor where you record it when it happens. See how things go. Hope you feel better.
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