I’ve just been diagnosed with A-Fib. I had my first episode of palpitations about 6 weeks ago, and my second one was about 2 weeks ago. Both of them lasted about 6 hours and just went away by themselves. I had hoped it was no big deal, but apparently it means I’ve got a “condition” rather than simply having had an “event” or two. Anyway, it looks like this all means that I’m going to continue having these events, I’m going to need more medications including warfarin, and eventually I’ll have a stroke and die.
Is this consistent with your experiences (except for the last thing, of course)? I’m a 57-yr old male, in otherwise good health. I’m now on a low dose of a beta blocker, I’ve stopped all caffeine, and I’ve greatly reduced salt and alcohol (now at 2 beers/day). Any advice or experiences you can share would be greatly appreciated.