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Hi everyone sorry for the long story. I am 25 years old and was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation 2 Years ago. What happened was I woke up from sleeping with what I can only describe as what felt like a heart attack/pressure/unbearable discomfort. ( Not just like an irregular heartbeat that some people mention when in afib. Literally unbearable. Rang an ambulance and wad taken to a resuscitation unit where they were going to cardiovert me where I spontaneously cardioverted on my own after an hour and a half of being in this unbearable discomfort. Since then I have been on 5mg Bisoprolol once daily and 100mg Flecainide twice daily for my AF AND PVC's have been pretty much kept at bay for that amount of time apart from 3 AF episodes which have only lasted a matter of a minute or so. (again unbearable pressure/tightness) Had an episode yesterday lasting a good 5 minutes and am so worried that the medication is going to stop working and that I'm going to die really young when I've got so much too look forward too as people normally only get this when they get older 😢 I get a similar sinking/adrenaline feeling like when I'm in AF when bending over or lying down so don't know if this is related to my heart aswell. Have been put on sertraline due to anxiety as have had since christmas a constant chest tightness/sinking feelings/dropping in an elevator feelings that I can only say feels like my previous heart symtpms and now the AF episode that lasted 5 mins so am convinced something bad going to happen cus of how horrendous it feels even though I've had good bloods back and a chest x ray am still convinced that this isn't anxiety. I am literally in hell. I did have a cardiac MRI around the time of my diagnosis of AF with a structurally normal heart but i do smoke and drink so feel that I might of screwed up to much since then and ruined my chances of living much longer with the AF coming back and me having all of these ' anxiety related symptoms' (Not Convinced) Any replies would be appreciated lovely people
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