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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

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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