(Closed) Irregular heart beat – atrial fibrillation

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It is weird but I have been having the same symptoms lately. I haven’t gone to the ER as I have a specialist appt next week. I will definitely be praying for you. HUGS*  I am sorry you are going thru this.

Post # 4
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If they put you on a cardiac monitor in the ER it is something they can see right away. you can even tell when you feel someone’s pulse. I think they would have told you if you had it in the ER. Usually, depending on how fast your heart reate is they would put you on a blood thinner, your heart doesn’t empty blood efficiently and puts you at an increased risk for blood clots, and a medication to slow your heart rate.

I would lay off the the google until you see the MD, it usually causes mor worry then it helps. You will be in my thoughts this week:)

ETA: Low potassium does cause an irreuglar heart rythm and it is a different one than A fib.

Post # 5
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My brother had that, as well as severe hypoglycemia sugar issues and stuff. He sees a really under the radar naturopathic physician in Wheeling, West Virginia. I’m follow the basic tenants loosely as well and its wonderful and I use cheap foods from walmart and gas stations lol. Its absolutely not fancy.   it is extremely simple. All your problems have been on my heart recently and I just realized you are in Virginia! 

If you want his name & office or any more info please PM me. He deals with cancer, diabetes all of that stuff πŸ™‚ 

Post # 9
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I would avoid paging Dr. Google until you can see a regular doctor.  Atrial fibrillation is something the ER would easily have seen on the EKG, as well as when they listened to your heart with the stethescope or felt your pulse in your wrist.  Those are all indeed symptoms of atrial fibrillation that you mentioned, but based of your previous posts it is more likely that your symptoms coincide with your potassium and blood sugar levels.  Talk to your doctor about it.

Atrial fibrillation is treated with a defibrillator.  The thing they always use on TV when the doctors “grab the paddles” and yell CLEAR!  If you were in atrial defibrillation you would be unconscious.  πŸ™‚  Don’t fret too much.  Dr. Google freaks me out all the time too!

Post # 10
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


I have to second this. My hyperactive imagination and wandering Google fingers are always getting me all worked up about possible outlandish diagnoses (diagnosi?). Don’t ignore your symptoms, but don’t allow your mind to go to crazy places. I will keep you in my prayers.

Post # 11
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

@LMD84: “diagnoses (diagnosi?)”

This just made my night!  πŸ™‚

Post # 12
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: if you had this you would almost dead not googling

Post # 13
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MightySapphire: “Atrial fibrillation is treated with a defibrillator.  The thing they always use on TV when the doctors “grab the paddles” and yell CLEAR!  If you were in atrial defibrillation you would be unconscious”

I think you are thinking of V fib (ventricular fibrillation), not Atrial Fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation/flutter is quite common. Usually treated with a blood thinner (ASA, warfarin, etc) plus or minus a rate-controlling med. You would not be unconscious if you were in A-fib. 

Post # 15
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MightySapphire: Actually it is only treated with a defibrillator if the patient is not tolerating it. Many people walk around in stable A fib all the time.

Post # 16
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsMoksha: I can second this. The procedure to correct abnormal heart rhythms like AFIB, Atrial Flutter and ventricular tachycardia is called a cardiac ablation. A cool procedure to see (Im a nurse)….My dad has afib and he was on anticoagulant therapy (Heparin drip) then switched to daily blood thinner Coumadin/Warfarin. Labwork is drawn regularly to check clotting times. So It is a managable condition…..just in case anyone does find out they have it . πŸ™‚

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