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AFib @ 1:05 AM

Aug 24, 2011 - 1 comments




First time since the very first episode that I had AFib in the wee hours of the morning. I was in bed and turned on my left side and WHAM it hit! I turned onto my back hoping it would stop...nothing, so I got up and went & sat in the reclyner. My first BP & HR weren't bad: 117/81 P 74 so I took it again and it was: 102/78 P 134 - that's when I took the 100mg Flecainide. Then I took my BP & HR after a few minutes: 88/73 P 63 -What?! That's not right...so I took it again: 118/73 P 68 -WTH?! Again: 115/92 P 77 -I KNOW my HR was higher then that! What's going on? Don't know, but I better not take any more Flec with a normal HR, so I went to bed still in AFib. I couldn't sleep, so I listened to my IPod until I did. Terrible night. But, the AFib wasn't as bad as it has been in the past. Started out that way, but when I went to bed, it wasn't as bad. Just weird...

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AFib @ 9 am

Aug 11, 2011 - 0 comments

AFib again. Two things: 1. I started the 6 wk cure for the middle age middle today. It is basically 3 protein shakes throughout the day ending with a nice meaty dinner! I do need to get more protein powder & some Leucine (to prevent muscle loss & speed fat burning along). I am going to Longview tomorrow, so I will pick some up then.
2. I had an AFib event THIS MORNING! I never seem to have them in the morning, but at 9 am almost on the dot it came on. BP: 121/91 P:119. So, I didn't wait very long this time before I took my pill in pocket Flecainide. Only took 200mg then waited and eventually took the final 100mg (total 300mg) at 10:15. I converted into NSR at 10:45.
I felt like crap though. And all I wanted to do afterwards is go to sleep, which I eventually allowed myself to do after I took a shower (I thought that would wake me up!). So, I am awake but still feel weak.
I've had 4 events in the past 5 weeks after going over a year without ONE! Weird how all of a sudden it's turned on again. AFib *****!

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AFib @ 6:20 pm

Aug 06, 2011 - 0 comments

Had AFib starting at 6:20pm and after my usual dose of Metoprolol & 300mg of Flecainide, I converted back to NSR at 8:20pm. How weird is that? What's even weirder is that I was listening to my heart beat with a stethoscope right at the time of conversion so I actually heard my heart convert to NSR! Heart rate got up to 117 this time. BP was high but went to normal within a short time. Only 2 hrs! BUT the events are coming more and more frequently.

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AFib @ 10 pm

Jul 26, 2011 - 0 comments

I had a sudden onset of AFib  at 10:00pm, right after I brushed my teeth!  Again, like someone turned the switch on. Weird!
139/114 P130 @ 10:00pm. Felt like my heart was jumping around in my chest. Felt anxious & weak. Took 200mg Flecainide at once this time.
129/103 P122 @ 10:30pm. Took 1 Metoprolol @ 10:35pm.  Took my regular dose at around 8pm.
155/68 P75 @ 11pm. Took last Flecainide then.
116/89 P122 @ 11:10pm. Felt tingly, weak, anxious & heart felt more active, so I took BP again.
108/75 P78 @ 11:30pm. Normal HB & Rhythm. Pulse was a little high for me, but Rhythm was back to normal.
This was different then the other times. I had no neck pain, I felt like I could pass out & I was anxious (scared)!
All within close to just 1.5 hrs!
This happened almost exactly 2 weeks to the day of my last event: 7-11-11!

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