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AFib caught by event monitor

Oct 07, 2011 - 0 comments

Just saw the cardiologist on 10-6-11 and got an event monitor to wear for 30 days when I got AFib the next day! Being it was a Friday I didn't hear back from my cardiologist until Monday (did hear from another doctor within an hr tho) who told me to start Flecainide 100mg twice daily on top of the Verapramil that he gave me instead of the Metoprolol I had been on. And I don't have to wear the monitor any more. I could keep it to catch any more events, but that shouldn't happen. I am keeping for now. I have no more hard palps now! The only time I have any feeling in my chest is when I lay down to sleep! Hopefully it lasts for awhile because my doctor said that when this fails, I will have an ablation.

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AFib 11:40pm-1:15am

Sep 20, 2011 - 0 comments

Laying on left side in bed brought it on again! 8 out of 10 on Fish Flopping scale. Only took 200mg Flecainide at once because I had taken 1 Benadryl before bed to be able to sleep and worried it would interact with the Flec and bring BP down too much. 120/96 was the highest. 98/75 was the lowest, so ya, I'm glad I held off a bit of the Flec. I wasn't too Tachy: 136-high, then: 81, 106, 71, 118, NSR. Maybe that's just what the machine catches at that time? Still, I think the med is working to help keep me on the low Tachy side. I HATE this! I can't sleep very well anymore!!!

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AFib 6am-7:50

Sep 08, 2011 - 0 comments

Was laying in bed, turned on my left side and got AFib! Got up and tried to take my BP/P but all I got was "E" (error) every time! First time in a long time I couldn't get a reading at some time! it wasn't until I almost converted that I was able to get a reading and it was pretty normal...except for the AFib!107/82 P68. NSR @ 7:50.
Had a MRI scan @ 10:30 and took .75mg of Xanax so I could do it. It was a breeze with Xanax! But I totally crapped out @ 6pm! I mean I went to bed and slept until 6am!!! Maybe it was just AFib, anxiety & a bladder infection brewing. Hit me Friday (day I am writing this).

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AFib 9:35 - 11:05AM

Aug 31, 2011 - 1 comments

Just came on suddenly while I just got a bowl of frozen blueberries from the freezer. Felt like a roller coaster of emotion. When my AFib was really beating hard/fast I felt anxious and weak. When it slowed down, I didn't feel very anxious & I felt like I could do things. Am I adjusting to life with AFib? That is kinda sad in some ways, but good in others...I guess. I am still averaging 1 event a week. Have til the end of 5 more weeks to go before I see my cariologist. Oh joy, 5 more events!

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