Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Support Group

Atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) is an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) which involves the two small, upper heart chambers (the atria). Heart beats in a normal heart begin after electricity generated in the atria by the sinoatrial node spread through the heart and cause contraction of the heart muscle and pumping of blood.

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  • aladyur

    Loop Recorder

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    I have been wearing a Reveal Loop Recorder since 2014. My cardiologist has decided to leave it in until it wears out. I forgot to ask how many years. Does anyone know? Thanks
  • Pooka

    New to AFIB

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    I'm new to AFIB. Acute onset in ER after a terrible accident. I progressed from being asymptomatic to symptomatic, and episodes last about 12 hours, coming more regularly now. I don't have high BP, and Beta Blockers made me pass out. I'm athletic and finding myself drained of energy for days after an occurrence. So, I'm considering ablation . . . does anyone have any experience or knowledge of...
  • JackM

    Tikosyn

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    After 5 failed ablations for A-Flutter and A-Fib, I was put on Tikosyn, which put me in normal sinus rhythm within 2 hrs.  This was over 4 years ago and my arrhythmias have been controlled.    What is the evidence that I can safely stop the Tikosyn?  A colleague of mine was on the drug for 1 year to control his A-Fib - - his cardiologist said it was OK to stop, which he did with no...
  • jimer54

    I am looking for advice

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    Years ago I was diagnosed with A-fib. It happened after binge drinking daily for quite a long time and I think upset my electolytes in my body. I was given metoprolol at the time and I returned to feeling good. I started exercising and eventually got my doctor to allow me to stop the meds. I did good.Then about 9 years later, I had a bout with cellulitus and my body temperature went up to 105. I...
  • Surfrat

    Just checking in.

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    Well, it's certainly been a long time since I stopped in here at Daily Strength. It's quite obvious that there's been a major website reconstruct during my absense. A little tricky to get used to at first. I hope all is well and who's still here from the old site?? - Tom (aka: Surfrat)
  • saladsmell

    Recently diagnosed - age 36 - anxious

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    Hi all. I'm 36, no other health issues except sleep apnea (well treated with CPAP for five years). I had a terrifying SVT/afib experience and hospitalization out of nowhere about six months ago and am on cartia. I hate the way that it makes me feel (sleepy all the time). I feel like I'm too young for this and am incredibly frustrated and depressed over it. What's more frustrating is that I was...
  • EddiePittsburgh

    No Afib Since Oct 10th 2015. 1 Year Off Flec

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    I still take 180 cardizam xr. Went into Afib from stress from gambling.  Was scary. My heart still speeds up for a Second or 2. Still get PVC Pav's.   But been getting them since 18
  • AB4924

    Lone Afib

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    Hello all. In January I had a single indicent of Afib. No previous heart history, no real health issues beyond high cholestrol (On crestor now) and pre hypertension (On dlitiazem er following afib). I spent a night in the hospital and moment before a scheduled cardioversion, I returned to sinus rythym. I had an extensive cardiac ultrasound performed and all was normal expect minor mitral valve...
  • Markymark1009

    Afib meds

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    Does anyone on here take flecanide for afib?
  • rhess27

    Constantly short of breath/unable to catch breath

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    I was just diagnosed with AFib, and my cardiologist just put me on Metoprolol (25mg time release) and Xarelto (20mg).  The Metoprolol is in addition to Cozaar/Losartan that I've already been on for a long while and has done well for me in keeping my BP under control.  The Metoprolol, obviously, is more to treat the irregular heartbeat.  Anyway, all this started very recently--I first noticed...
  • deleted_user

    living with PERMANENT a-fib

    Hello all,Does anybody out there have a-fib that has become permanent, that is, never in normal sinus rhythm? Mine took about 10 years to progress to this state and I've not had a "p-wave" for nearly six months.My cardiologist "went through the medicine cabinet" and nothing would keep the rhythm under control. Now 200 mg of metoprolol keeps the resting heart rate to below 100 bpm. I observe...
  • AgentSmith

    new here, questions

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    Hello, I am a 36-year-old female and I believe that I may have afib. I just set up an appt to see a cardiologist but it will be over a month so in the meantime, I was hoping I could describe some of my issues and hear your opinions?For the past 6 years or so, I've seen a ton of doctors and specialists to try to figure out my severe fatigue. Before this, I was an extremely active person, very into...
  • Ruzam

    AF Mended

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    Sharing my fortunate experience to hopefully benefit others…about a year ago I was a frequent reader of this blog.My first AF episode was 20 years ago in my mid 30’s.  It occurred every few years thereafter and would convert with rest and Diltiazem after a day or two.  Then a couple of years ago the rate and duration increased greatly, with some episodes lasting over a month.  The trigger...
  • tkbaby397308

    A-Fib /

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    I have had A-fib since age of 50.  I just had me second heart ablation.  I am getting ready to turn 55.  While I don't have a physical job, my job is very stressful.  I was @ work today and could fill the a-fib trying to come through.  I don't know what to do.  So discouraged.
  • pacyetep

    Come On Over to stopafib.org forum

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    Sign up here: http://forum.stopafib.org/You will find others from daily strength there.Sign up tab is on upper right of above page.pete