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Comment from: lbflorida, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I have always had issues with my heart from palpitations since I was 15 yrs old, to now finally being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation it is such a uncomfortable feeling, I also suffer with HBP since 2000 and I have been on a beta blocker for two years now, I always feel weak and tired, my goal is to lose weight, I notice when I walk I feel stronger, however the feelings from this condition can be overwhelming, weakness in the chest, tightness in the chest and extreme flutters to the pint of feeling like I will pass out, this a scary feeling, I have a young child to raise and I want to finish school!

Comment from: mike v, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 28

I had an irregular/high heart rate for about three years before I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. I would have spells lasting about 3 hours where my heart rate would fluxuate between 120 and 170 beats per minute; this would happen about three times a month, sometimes 3 times a week. The frustrating part is that it never happened when I was at the doctor's office. I finally asked my doctor what I should do when I have a spell and he said to go to the emergency room. As soon as I got there they hooked me up and it took them 10 seconds to make the diagnosis. I am just now starting medication.

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