I am so sorry that you are still suffering. Having been in your shoes at one time, I know what it is like to feel lousy. What happened to you when you went to the ER? Did they cardiovert you with meds? How long did your HR stay above 200?
Have you thought about getting a second opinion? Is your cardiologist and electrophysiologist? You are on some heavy duty meds. Are you on coumadin or other anticoagulant?
I think you need to see a doc soon. You deserve to feel better.
I totally agree with ksig....you have been through a lot. You had 2 ablations 6 weeks apart? Your heart has to have time to heal and that takes months. Did the same EP perform all your ablations? I had mine last Sept for a-fib and have had some SVT lately. My Dr. prescribed a beta-blocker followed 20 min. later by 3 anti-arrhythmic pills which did stop the tachycardia in it's tracks.
I too am sorry that you are going thru this....that first ablation sounded like a nightmare but like i always say its in the ability of the person ablating us in terms of our success rate. So in answer to your questions....yes.....i went thru the exact same thing after my ablation and up to about the 4 month mark...it was difficult at best because you always sort of freak out thinking it was a fail when it really isn't in many many cases. My heart rate did exactly what yours did after some minimal exercise and i too went back to the E,R. and was chemically converted i think 2 times within a six month period. My doc just simply explained it to me that the heart is still irritable and swollen after being poked, prodded, penetrated and zapped and we have to give it time to heal which is why docs say up to the six month mark. Finally when i hit the four month mark things abated and alot of it is now just a memory. This is one of those things where we want it and we want it now and unfortunately it just doesn;t work that way for any of us...each and every one of us has our own hearts and our own healing time period depending on so many things but i would definately be optimistic you just have to power thru these first few months. It will be five years for me on October 5th and i couldn't be happier...do i still worry....yep....am i still scared that its going to pop up again.....yep......but...............i got my life back on a golden platter and do more now physically than i did before i ever had the issues pop up originally.....i know its hard....just remember each day it gets a little bit better and better and better till the day comes when you no longer feel your heart and when you recognize that day trust me it will throw you for a loop because you will be so surprised....the healing is happening is all just like when we bruise, cut ourselves or even get a broken heart.....congrats on taking the leap tho and we are all here for you
Thank you everyone for your feedback. It is certainly helpful to know that time is the healer in most cases after an abalation. We'll see after 6 months. I am working on my third month.