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Joemich5150, October 29,  2020  7:23pm EST


Hello my name is joe im 56 and I've had a heart rythem problem for 30 yrs or so. Its getting worse as I get older. I'm going through an episode now that's been going on and off for 2 weeks. On a monitor now as and will see EP in a week.  I'm terrified.  Any advice would be nice.

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    axnr911, November 1,  2020  8:46pm EST

    Hi Joe- I  had to wear a monitor and they found I had afib.  I was terrified at the time of the whole process--tests, monitor, etc. But really they were just gathering all the info so they could make me better in the best way.  I am now on a medication that slows my heart so it doesn't have afib.  The cardiologist did have to try 3 different meds until we found the right one that worked for me.   I also had a pacemaker put in, which sounds scary, but really is a piece of cake.  It was put in at a hospital.  I was in "twilight sleep" and felt nothing, and went home the same day.  It doesn't bother me at all, and I am doing quite well.  AS I look back on it all, I wonder why I was so terrified.  I know how you feel.  It's wonderful what medicine can do now to keep us healthy.  You are not alone.  There's a lot of us out there in similar situations.  When questions come up ,post them, and there is probably someone out there that can be helpful. Take care .  I'll remember you in  my prayers tonight. Love, Jeanne

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