Allan(41) Edinburgh re Atenol and a_fib
Hi everybody it is now nearly 8 weeks since my first pacemaker implantation a st judes dual lead pacemker with atrial suppressor lead.I was still getting a-fib after operation only 1-3 % of time but still uncomfortable enough to warrant bet blockers tried bismodol made me sick so switched to atenol
I have been taking theses pills for nearly three weeks now and touch wood they do seem to disguise my episodes of afib but i am sure thet are still there underneath.
i do feel quite spaced out approx 2 hours after taking them and the circulation to my lower legs is now poor and it makes my skinn itchy also can make you feel a little blue but i am trying to fight that by doing gentle exercise at gymn breast stroke swimming and i10- 15 mins on bike trying to build up strength as i have put on a stone since operation and need to shift that.
My technicians report on 13th will reveal all .
I am 42 and sometimes i feel quite blue about my future because this site is both a wonderfull relief and also scary as hell because you do here some horror storys on here .
I guess my main areas of concern are
1 .A-fib is degenerative therefore it will get worse and worse what does that mean ?
2.At 42 i am relatively young how long will leads last and is there danger to the heart when removing them ?
3. I have sinus bycardia/and paraxsmol a-fib does that mean abalation to operation to cure a -fib cannot be performed on me?
4.Does a-fib always lead to a pacemaker with a difibrilator?
I have to admit I do feel stronger and i do sleep better most nights and my scar has completely healed- i would say the psychological scar of having a pacemaker are much more severe then the actual procedure which for me was totally painless.