Users' questions

How long does it take to feel better after AFib?

How long does it take to feel better after AFib?

You’ll spend a day or two in intensive care, and you may be in the hospital up to a week. At first, you’ll feel very tired and have some chest pain. You can probably go back to work in about 3 months, but it may take 6 months to get back to normal.

How do you feel after an episode of atrial fibrillation?

You know, you feel so exhausted after it, after an attack, you know. Some people also described breathlessness, a tight-chested feeling, nausea, clammy skin, cold extremities (e.g. hands and feet), and chest pain.

When do you feel symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

In some individuals symptoms of atrial fibrillation can be present at rest, while in others they appear during exercise. The onset of an episode of atrial fibrillation is not always clear.

When to go to the ER during an AFIB attack?

Then there are people, that when they get episodes of atrial fibrillation, quickly feel very short of breath, or they feel dizzy or light-headed, or may have symptoms of chest pain or have other severe symptoms when they develop their episodes of atrial fibrillation.

Can a faster heart rate cause atrial fibrillation?

In many patients the symptoms are related to a faster heartbeat. However some patients have symptoms, even if the heart rate is not fast. In other cases the heart beats too slowly during atrial fibrillation which can also cause symptoms.

What happens to your heart when you have AFIB?

When your heart’s electrical system is out of whack, the chambers lose their rhythm. A common symptom of AFib is the sensation that your heart is flopping around inside your chest, or simply beating irregularly, causing palpitations.

What to do if you have no symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

Treatments for atrial fibrillation may include medications and other interventions to try to alter the heart’s electrical system. Some people with atrial fibrillation have no symptoms and are unaware of their condition until it’s discovered during a physical examination.

How many people feel that they get atrial fibrillation?

I would like to know how many people feel that they get atrial fibrillation and feel that it may be related to gas or full, bloated stomach, intestinal or digestive tract troubles etc? Isn’t it possible you to go into an afib attack? Any real dr’s out there any more with some real info about this? Even conjecture?

Can a person with atrial fibrillation have atrial flutter?

Sometimes you may have atrial flutter that develops into atrial fibrillation and vice versa. The risk factors for and the symptoms and causes of atrial flutter are similar to those of atrial fibrillation.

Then there are people, that when they get episodes of atrial fibrillation, quickly feel very short of breath, or they feel dizzy or light-headed, or may have symptoms of chest pain or have other severe symptoms when they develop their episodes of atrial fibrillation.