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Why is my AF giving me strange symptoms in my head, when I

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Why is my AF giving me strange symptoms in my head
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?
Customer: when I walk around with Af or up and about
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: They scan me three week ago and said they couldn’t find any thing. I had the flu two week ago.
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.
Hi. Dr Hayat here
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Welcome to JA

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Just to clarify, AF as in atrial fibrillation?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

May I please know your age ?

Since when are you having this AF ?

What treatment are you on ?

Any underlying health issues other then AF?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
59
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Please answer the remaining questions too

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hi blood pressure , meds irbesartan/ hydrochlorothiazide, Flecainide bisoprolol Apixban. Amlodipine
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
About 10 years
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

OK. Can you describe these strange symptoms in your head plz

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I never faint, but feel like I have to shut my eyes because of the strange feeling. It’s not there all the time but on and off, then my heart beat fast then normal beats. I feel a little hot on too.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Sorry if it doesn’t make sense
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Each heart beat in Atrial Fib has a different stroke volume and this can cause this weird feeling in the head

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

You can also  feel sweaty

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Some of these weird feelings are the side effects of the medicine

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Wht do you mean stroke volume
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I do
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

The volume of blood pumped with each heart beat

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Can have memory problems too in some cases

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
am I at risk of dementia
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

But as such non of this requires treatment in itself and one has to live with them . The only thing is to rule out other things like inner ear issues which can also give these feelings..An ent specialist can check that

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
What do I do about my tablets. I have private medical insuranc
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Anything else I can help with?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
No thank you. Bless you
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Best wishes.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries or need to follow up.  I will be happy to help and guide.  Have a nice day

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you, ***** *****
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 13 days ago.

Pleasure