The cardiologist put me on Elliquis and metoprolol. I had no symptoms like chest pain or shortness of breath. My OB/GYN doctor noticed my irregular heart beat during an exam and did an EKG. That's how I found out about the AFib. I'm 63, and I do have hypertension and a family history of heart disease. I have had a lot of fatigue, but I thought I was just tired from my job (plan to retire soon). Also, I'm woozy in the morning after a BM before I drink my electrolyte water and eat some yogurt. I thought I was just dehydrated or morning blood pressure meds hadn't kicked in yet. I suppose I could have had AFib for a long time and not known it.
Its normal not to notice it, particularly if you don't know you have it. The metoprolol should slow your pulse. I have tachycardia, and when it hits I feel exhausted, like I can't walk 5 feet. When you have a bm it can alter your pulse rate. because of stimulation to the vagus nerve. That reaction is pretty common. I used to have a patient who passed out every time he had a bm. He fell off the toilet once, so after that someone was always near him, lolol He joked about it.
Hi Esvee. I also have afib. I am also 63. In my case i had no symptoms either. I was in the hospital overnite for my copd and the nurse woke me up at 4 a.m. and told me I was in afib and a cardiologist was coming to see me. Never felt a thing. and still do not know what it feels like. It was explained it could be just a small flutter in my chest. I now take diltiazem and xarelto.
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