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I was diagnosed 5 years ago as suffering with GAD ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder) for which I was given Citalopram.and I was told I would have to always take it.
In July of last year I was diagnosed with Afib and given medication to control my heartrate, and thin my blood.
Unfortunately my Anxiety meds clash with my Afib meds so I cannot take my Anxiety medication any longer, and it appears that no Anxiety medication can be taken as they effect the heart rate.
So after all those years of relying on Anxiety medication I now have nothing to support me through Anxiety or Panic attacks.
Having tried to read up on Afib to try to understand what it is - why it happens- and how can I help protect myself the following became obvious -
Symptoms of Anxiety - Rapid Heart beat and Palpitations
- Cold sweat
- stomach churning
- feelings of panic.
Symptons of Afib - Rapid Heartbeat and palpitations
- Stomach churning.
- Feelings of panic
Now - have I always been Afib and not known it, was it hidden under the diagnosis of Anxiety disorder?
They say Anxiety can cause rapid heart beat, palpitations and panic disorder, and that you should do everything you can to avoid stress and anxiety - but now I have no meds - what do I do. I put this to my GP and he said ' as best you can' you cant take them any longer as they clash with your beta blocker. So that's it is it Is something that I have had to take medication for, for years to keep it under control, is now no longer a problem - and I'm supposed to suck it up - Anxiety doesn't just go away, Anxiety can kill - it can cause Heart attacks and Strokes - the very thing that Afib can cause - so whats the point in treating one and not the other - there must be something you can take to ease anxiety that wont clash with Beta Blockers and the like - come on you Scientists and Medics this is a real problem - I can't be the only one out here fighting this battle
Is anyone out there suffering the same - have you found an answer, if you have please share x
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