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Mellanie Shares Common Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms (VIDEO)

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Mellanie discusses the atrial fibrillation symptoms women often experience.

Mellanie:
The way to know that you have it is if you feel like your heart is kind of flopping around in your chest like a flopping fish or maybe have butterflies in your chest, or maybe it feels like a bag of wiggly worms. It could simply be as simple as just feeling tired or fatigued and knowing you just don’t feel right.

If a woman feels those symptoms it’s important to talk with her doctor and if they are getting more severe to do something about them right away, maybe even go to the emergency room. But you know that you have atrial fibrillation if you just feel exhausted, tired, perhaps even dizzy, winded – just don’t feel right, you don’t feel like yourself.

In my own case what happened to me was that I was simply sitting at my desk and all of a sudden my heart started racing, and then I could feel some skipped beats and I got very dizzy and felt like I was going to pass out.

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I suffered with A. Fib since I was 19 yrs old ( now 62) but because it woud not show up at will, I could not get a diagnosis. At 61 yrs old, I let it go on for a weekbefore I then went to urgent care while A Fib was happening, the Dr I saw at the urgent care center called fire rescue & had me taken to the hosp, where suddenly my condition became important. All those years I was told that everyone has a irregular heartbeat at one time or another, nothing to worry about, live with it. So, when it happened everyday for years, I ignored it, would try to rest to get it to go away, use breathing excerises to try to interupt it, etc.
My mother, sister & 3 daughters have it also but I am the only one that has a actual diagnosis. Is this inherited? My family is going thru what I did for years, & told " we have to actually see it on a ekg or hear it with a stethascope". How can I help my family deal with this & get a diagnosis? 2 of my daughters 36 & 39 & my sister(54 yrs old) have thick blood platlets, have had blood clots in the past. Any suggestions?

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