im having frequent severe a-fib as well but no medications or treatment except a pacemaker & countless er visits with the same symptoms ur having..if any1 has any coping skills PLEASE TELL US!!!
I suffered from a-fib and a-flutter for years. A couple of months right before I had my ablation, I had a-fib attacks everyday. I learned how to meditate and that helped me out. I also would relax and listening to my IPOD during an attack. Both of these things helped me to get my mind off of the a-fib, and helped my anxiety level during an attack. Good Luck to both of you. Wishing you well, and wishing you enough...
(Waitingforablation - Extra Good luck for a successful ablation!)
I'm curious. If you're having a pacemaker, how do you know there is an A-Fib? Do your pacemaker senses if A-Fib then it'll pace it out? Isn't it during A-Fib, the EKG will show "paced rhythm"? Why the ER doc told me, they can't tell what rhythm that I got during pacing. All he can tell "Paced rhythm"! Do you have 2 leads pacemaker or 1 lead pacemaker? Sorry for asking that, I want to learn my condition.
Thank you for the tips...I am a very anxious person and have a hard time relaxing during an afib episode but I shall try....The IPOD sounds like a good idea and I shall take one with me to the ER next time. Looking forward to a successful surgery!
I had ablation yesterday....no complications...very successful....no afib. I was cardioverted (shocked) 10 times and off my meds in afib 1 or 2 times a day prior to ablation. Very thankful to be alive and healthy again. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.....
the pacemaker only speeds slow/brady heart rates up-it doesnt slow them down. a-fib is tachy/fast