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I Have Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Atrial Fibrillation. You're not alone. 57 People

    Atrial Fibrillation- Sudden Change

    I have atrial fibrillation".  I was diagnosed with this condition in December 09.  It began one morning while sending in reports from a computer and my heart started to beat at about 180 beats/ min then thugg thugg,, a few slow beats , then a 3 second flat line...
    magnoliameadows magnoliameadows 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    My boyfriend was diagnosed with afib in 2009.

    He had a successful ablation Dec 30 last year and but is still weak, vomits regularly, poor appetite, and this morning was lightheaded. This morning his heart rate was low 100s to 130ish which freaked him out and he was short of breath. He took digoxin, which lowers his rate...
    Abrenyah Abrenyah 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    A Fib Options

    for 19 years i have lived with my heart trying to decide between v-tach,and a-fib..only for the last 3 years trying to stabalize in the a-fib mode.i have run through my options,with regard to meds. i am on my third pacemaker/debrillator. all three have saved my life numerous...
    afibclan afibclan 46-50 Sep 6, 2011

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    Six Years And Counting

    I was first diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fib in 2004 at a clinic for football officials.  After a day of physical activity I laid down only to have my heart racing away.  I was in a hotel room by myself and it was around 12:30 in the morning so I went down to the...
    bhicks2 bhicks2 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    Horray - I Am Free Of Af!

    Like all people who have experienced AF I have found it the most frustrating, distressing and debilitating problem.  Now, after having had my first AF episode in 1992 I am AF free.  I would like to share my experience with other sufferers.  If nothing else, it might provide...
    kenrh kenrh 66-70 4 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Does Anyone Have Increased Urination With An Episode Of A-fibs?

    I have noticed an increased in urination most of the time (althoughnot always) when I have A-fibs. Has anyone else ever experienced this and do you know what it is about? I forgot to aks my cardiologist about it the last time I was there. Thanks for any postes you can send my way...
    Herzchen Herzchen 66-70 3 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Cured Afib Finally After 20 Years

    Started having Afib about 20 years ago, started happening when I drank coke or coffee ( thought I had asthma). After going into afib on my couch on day ( was sitting at a relaxed state ) heart snapped out of rhythm and heart beat was well into the 200 plus range, taken to...
    troyskinner troyskinner 46-50, M Aug 3, 2013

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    I'm A A Fibber From Way Bac

    My name is Janet I started out wit AF 1999 but was not treated until 2002. Mine always comes at night Wednesdays or Thursday GO FIGURE...... Not sure why. Back in 2008 I lost my mom and my sister from cancer and due to stress I started having it every month,I was in icu every...
    JanetGilbert55 JanetGilbert55 61-65, F Aug 1, 2013

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    I'M Only 27

    On october 2 I woke up at 3:30 in the morning. I knew something was not right. I sat on the edge of my bed and grabbed my heart. It was beating so fast and felt like it was going to jump out of my chest. I thought I was having a heart attack. felt like I was going to pass out...
    NurseAsst NurseAsst 26-30 2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    A-F Fib 6 Times In 12 Years

    The first time was in Apr of 2001 and I drove 40 miles to the VA hosp. my heart (I was later told) going at about 160 to 180 beats a minute. I ended up in the ICU for over about a week, while the tried to get my heart rate down, they put me on blood thinner and then waited 6...
    rettanker91 rettanker91 61-65, M 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Afib/Amiodarone Quandry

    In 2009 I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by the anesthesioligst during cataract surgery. I did not have any symptoms. I was cardioverted and my afib (which is characterized by a steady little cha-cha beat) returned. One year ago I was cardioverted again, but first...
    Pinchot Pinchot 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    Valentine'S Day And My Heart Is All A Flutter

    Have you sent out your Valentine's Card or Greetings?What have you planned for your loved one tonight?Want to know more?Read my storyEP LinkLove to you all- take care xxxxx
    Jerryattic Jerryattic 51-55, M Feb 14, 2013

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    My First Date With A-fib

    i was in the shower on a tuesday morning and felt lightheaded and faint so faint that i decided that if i did not go to the er i might collapse and not be discovered in my own home (i live alone - not a good idea for an a-fibber i think) i was admitted with irregular hb and...
    jimmyriver jimmyriver 61-65 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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    Started With A Simple Pain In The Left Arm And Shoulder Ended Up With Death, Now A Second Chance At Life

    It started with a simple pain in my left arm.  Being in the medical field, i went to to one of the physicians that i worked with and they stated that ooh threres nothing wrong with you, look at you, your in great health , you dont drink, do drugs, your excercise and eat...
    momiejayne momiejayne 41-45 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    Atrial Fibrillation

                     i went to bed about 1 1/2  hours later than usual, on thursday night,.     woke at 2 am in a bad dream and with a pounding heart different than i had ever experienced.  i was confused and some  what disoriented... had forgotten to take my...
    rande33478 rande33478 61-65 Mar 13, 2012

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    My Storyday

    I was diagnosed with AF approximately 7 years ago.  It took a while to diagnose, but once we caught the rhythm the rest has been a long uphill battle that I am beyond sick and tired of.  I have been on every possible drug or combination of drugs to control it and now I...
    justjan64 justjan64 41-45 3 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    Thank Heaven For Ablation!

    I last wrote in reply to Ken's story nearly six months ago. I had just been diagnosed with atrial flutter after having the symptoms of tachycardia for almost a year. At long last I had the catheter ablation yesterday in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, U.K. For 18 months I had...
    simonsays1 simonsays1 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    Empirical Test

    I was in great physical shape, running 3-4 time weekly, 7 minute miles. Then exercising seemed to initiate afib.I was crushed. It's been a way of life for me. I managed to get it under control with the following technique and it has remained at bay for 12 weeks now.I started by...
    asnotrocket asnotrocket 51-55 Oct 16, 2011

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    I'm 49 years old and have been recently

    diagnosed with afib and atrial tach with fluttering. I'm on flecainde 150mg a day till my ablation on July 25. I've tried medications but I either break through or I become a zombie! I wore a heart monitor for 2 weeks recording 5 episodes. One doctor says I have atrial tach...
    Lorisaltnbanana Lorisaltnbanana 46-50, F Jul 8

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    My Af

    I just got diagnosed with Afib on aug.11. I didn't know drinking alcohol can trigger afib.After about 7 days later my afib went back to normal and now I feel weird.Has anybody experienced that? Or is it just the medications I'm on that make me feel lightheaded and dizzy? Also my...
    josephlee josephlee 22-25, M Aug 19, 2012

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    A-fib, Atrial Flutter And Ablation

    I was diagnosed with A-Fib 6 years ago and underwent a cardioversion procedure which corrected the problem. Just last week I developed Atrial Flutter and had to undergo another cardioversion which also corrected the problem. My Cardiologist said that I should have Ablation...
    Ron477 Ron477 61-65 3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    Emergency Admission Due Breathing Difficulties

    Having suffered coughing on and off for eight weeks I consulted GP who on running routine ECG test found slight AF that she felt could be kept in check with low dose aspirin. Blood tests also done. Lungs were congested and anti-biotic was prescribed. Whilst investigations where...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    Afib

    Was diagnosed with Afib two years ago and went on Coumidan as a result. Switched to Pradaxa last July after a suggestion by my Cardio Dr. Had a TIA on October 18th and was hospitalized until the 24th of October. It appeears that a blood clot went up the rear of the head to the...
    BigAl777 BigAl777 61-65 2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    Rapid Arterial Fibrillation

    I have been diagnosed with Rapid Arterial Fibrillation AND Paroxsysmal Supraventricular Tachicardia and it's been since the first week of September, 2008.  It hit me like a brick one night when I was just sitting around doing nothing and BAM!  my heart started...
    cweed cweed 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Persistant A-fib And Stress Test

    Question: . I've had persistant a-fib for several years. Last week I woke up feeling light-headed with a pulse of 54. (BP was fine). After a vist to my Dr I wore a 24hr cardiac monitor. He is insisting on ordering a stress test, by injection, after he views the results of the 24...
    shadowlawn2641 shadowlawn2641 70+, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Light Meds Control Af So Far...

    Triathlete. 45. I live in Boston and was diagnosed with AF in March while skiing out west. My doctor here thought it was only Holiday Heart and told me not to worry about it. The episodes happened more often so I wore a King of Hearts monitor and sure enough I was told I have...
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    It's rather weird, really,

    my experience. Only recently did I find out WHAT my problem was, though I've had MVP and recent moderate regurgitation. But the palpitations, heart flopping about like a fish out of water, skipped beats, 'third' beats, fluttery feeling, etc., etc. has been happening for years...
    EllaBooBella EllaBooBella 51-55, F Jun 26

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    Related Experiences

    I am recovering from Left Atrial Myxoma surgery on May 6. It is a long process. I had no clue what the recovery process would be like. I was a fairly active 61 year old female...
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    How To Have Weird Dreams.... We spend half of our lives asleep and dreaming. Often we wake up fascinated the next morning by what passed in the night when we weren’t even fully...
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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    It is another lonely night.In this chaos that i am living i would really hope to have someone who could understand me and help me to move on. I came across with that song from...
    Ralphael Ralphael 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    My family has way too high expectations of me... I have to be the perfect kid, I have to make amazing grades I have to be skinny and fit and athletic, social and nice to everyone...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have long hair. I have long weave. I just have curly hair that looks better straight and straight weave that looks better curly.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    I wanted to tell you all last night but I was to tired so here's what happened last night! I have been dating Kirk for about six months now and we have a great time together. He...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I wonder why I'm steadily gaining weight. I was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus two years ago and all of these stories on this page are very accurate - the discomfort, getting...
    caroline6391 caroline6391 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    if your girlfriend's/boyfriend's head were switched with your mom's/dad's and you had to have sex with her/him to switch their head back, would you rather have sex with your mother...
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    So scary. I was waiting for the train & began to feel nauseous. I was holding my phone in my hand and could see that I was beginning to sweat like crazy. My phone was drenched. I...
    brunettebarbie14 brunettebarbie14 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    When asked about their ethnicity, most people of different nationalities just say, “I’m German.” Or I’m English”, but Americans… Oh NO! They have to give you a math...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Today is my birthday. Yesterday night, i gave myself one of the best gift i have ever given myself. Bravery. Bravery to face my fear. To face my broken heart. To face the love...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    April 27, 2011 my work called and told me to stay home for the day because bad weather was expected. I began watching the local news at 9:00 AM. I have an obsession with tracking...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    December 2012, both my husband and I were questioned for child abuse after we took our child in for a check up and petechiae and bruises were found, but the Department of Family...
    minilule minilule 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Today, I feel sad. I continue to think about my childhood and how my life could be different if I were raised differently. Maybe I wouldn't have such anxiety problems or I'd be...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I was Dx'd in '11 just before I dropped dead. For ten years and after many MRIs showing partial empty sela, and docs saying it was "all in (my) head" (no ****), extreme lethargy...
    EWoman1 EWoman1 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I feel the need to post this to ensure other EP members know a little about me before judgement is passed. I am not here to harass, bully, take charge or spam/troll. I am merely...
    Ifilayhere Ifilayhere 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Some people are just better at hiding it than others. Others wear their heart on their sleeves. Others wear a mask to show others they don't have any problems when in actuality...
    islanderg1rL islanderg1rL 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm so bored this week. The beginning of my summer vacation was okay. First week my parents went to Spain. It was just me and my sister. The next week we had our annual...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I used to have trust issues with guys because my whole life I have dated the biggest ********. But then I dated my best friend and he was the sweetest guy ever. However, since all...
    thequ3enpree thequ3enpree 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Well, here's a little background. My boyfriend and I (although we are going through a rough time at the moment) have been together for almost five years and next year we are...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 12 mins ago

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    Everyone that has shared a similar experience all have one thing in common, we all say 'but I love him'. I hear your stories and can relate deeply to them. There would be nothing...
    Smiles4u2014 Smiles4u2014 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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