Good afternoon folks. I am a 25 year old, regularly active, slightly (barely) overweight individual. Last night after dinner, my wife was following me home in her vehicle. I was on the interstate and noticed I was shaking. I assumed that I was just cold, so I turned the heat on. After about 45 seconds, I checked my pulse and it was incredibly high. I have a 50-60 resting heart rate. It was easily in the 140-150 range. Next, anxiety stepped in. Am I going to die? I throw up...probably from nervousness and my wife rushes me to the ER. I get hooked up to all kinds of machines and get an EKG done. They tell me they see "PVT's" but nothing else beyond stress. So you understand the backdrop...I have been reporting slight chest pain in the left side of my chest for roughly a year. Every doctor I saw told me, "you are a healthy 25 year old adult." When the doc at the ER tried to tell me that, anger came out. I demanded more tests until something was found. Hours later they tell me that I have Afib. I'm sitting on my couch writing this with fluttering. I am nervous. I want to know the steps, where it will go. I don't feel light headed or nauseas. I feel normal minus the hammer in my chest. My wife advised that I am thinking about it too much right now. That may be the case. I find it strange that I'm dealing with this at 25. My grandad did have an ablation at 50...not sure if that matters. I do not smoke or drink.
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