TerryK
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TerryK, March 14,  2021  7:40pm EST

A fib

I started having symptoms of a fib about 4.5 years ago out of the blue.  I was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial flutter/ fib with tachycardia. I failed on 3 medications so in July of 2020 I had an ablation. I had a well respected electrophysiologist as well as the doctor that created the procedure. 7 hours of anesthesia later after they told my husband they got it all, I flipped into sustained fib in recovery, had to be cardioverted, and admitted for initiation of Tikosyn. That worked about 75% of the time for several weeks and then the episodes started to increase. They added flecanide and that helped for about 2 weeks then it ramped up again. I got a 2nd opinion from a different provider and am now scheduled in late April for another ablation. The first docs only tested the right side of my heart. The new doc is planning on getting the pulmonary veins and both sides, I had a patent foramen ovals that was closed with an amblaster occluded device in 2003. That is likely a big contributor to my current problems. My symptoms continue to worsen. I feel the fib more often than not and I get dizzy, sweaty, feel presyncopal, nauseous and close to vomiting. I wish I could get the procedure sooner. I am 57 and terrified of having a stroke

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    AHAModerator, March 14,  2021  9:47pm EST

    Hello there,

    Thank you for being a part of MyAFibExperience and sharing your story with us. I'm sorry you're going through this.

    As you hear from others about their experience, I hope that you can find a sense of community and support here and get some of the answers you are looking for. We are here for you! In the meantime here are some resources on AFib that we hope will be helpful.

    Please keep us updated on how you're doing!

    Best wishes,

    AHA Moderator

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