Waiting for my ablation on May 14th...can someone calm me down?
Hello everyone…I need some help…I have had Afib for three years now. I am on Metroporal (25mg 3x a day) and Eliquis. My Afib appeared three years ago for one episode and then another two months later. I did not have a third episode until I took the Covid vaccine and now I have them every month. Last week I was cardioconverted after a week of being in Afib with an ablation planned for May 14th. Can anyone walk me thru the process and reassure me that this is a simple procedure? I have read alot on this site about the procedure but am still so anxious.
The cardioversion which I had last Tuesday lasted for a little over one week. I went into Afib last night. My doctor wants me to take Flecainide in addition to my other medicines. I am terrified of this drug and all the side effects. I am very drug sensitive and don't know how I will respond.
My Afib is a controlled Afib with normal blood pressure and heart rate no higher than 90. I am tempted to go the next three weeks without adding the Felecainide and just make it to my ablation. Thoughts? I am a little tired, stressed and very anxious. I have a full client load and find that if I can work while in Afib, my mind takes me away from all this anxiety. I might add that I am one of those people that can feel the Afib very clearly.
Friends…I really need some positive reinforcement now…so sad that the cardioconversion didn't hold me over to the ablation in three weeks.