As some of you may remember I have had four ablations for my PAF which have improved it dramatically. But I still get occasional PAF and the EP has stated that I will have to live with it because my heart muscle is to thick for him to affect the area.
I have accepted this situation and have read about Cognitive therapy, meditation etc. So I approached my GP to ask what was available on the NHS for me, he listened quite sympathetically and offered me an appointment with the practice shrink so that I could be assessed.
As I am basically open to anything that may help in the long run, I accepted the appointment and was just about to leave when he declared that me asking for such help was an admittance that my PAF was totally caused by anxiety and that I should give up my job etc. I argued that because the EP had made the PAF much better that there was obviously something physical, but he seemed to think that the improvement was imaginary.
I have the appointment tomorrow and would like something to take to show them that PAF can be caused by an abnormality in the heart etc so if anyone has any good links I would be grateful.
I accept that there is some anxiety in my life, but no more that the next man and I fully believe that I have had the pAF since a young age, and have only felt the symptoms as I have got older.