Originally Posted by Miss Deetective
Since we have no Off Topic forum here, I guess this is as good a place as any to post this.
I have been absent since last Sunday due to to an unexpected trip to the ER and a stay in the hospital.
Seems I have Atrial Fibrillation and this past Sunday, I had a very scary espisode.
My heart rate was up to 160 beats per minute and they had a heck of a time to bring it back down. I spent about 5 hours in the ER while they tried all kinds of things to get it under control!!!
Anywho....all is well now in that department....my heart rate is back to normal.
They did discover though that my gall bladder is malfunctioning...which is why I have been having a lot of digestive discomfort for the past few months!!!
Sooooo now I am going to have my gall bladder removed....in about 2 or 3 weeks from now.
I want to make sure my heart rate is going to stay stable before I consent to surgery.
Ok...that is what has been going on in my life right now. Just wanted to let you know about my absence.
I see I have a lot of posts to read and do some catching up here!!!!
Martin....sorry to put this here but I don't think the new board has as many of the regs posting there yet.
Hi Dee, i'm sorry to hear that. I've had Paroxysmal Atrial fibrillation for ten years now. Mine is controled with 5mg of Nebivolol daily, a cardiac specific beta blocker. The longest episode i've ever had lasted 36 hours. Do you just have tachycardia with your fibrillations or bradycardia as well. When I just had Tach fibs they wanted to perform an op on me called Oblation, they burn your atrial nodes to stop them kicking out too much electricity. I can't have the proceedure as I now also have bradycardia, the lowest it's ever gone is 42bpm. If ever you wan't to chat about this in private just send me a p.m.
All the very best Dee !
P.s. Spending a half hour per day quietly relaxing helps. Lay on your bed and listen to some restfull music.
P.P.s. Learn to become a very chilled out person (i'm still working on this), i've found that my emotional state can triger mine.