I am in my late 20's and have had LAF for about 7 years. I've only had like 5-6 episodes of Afib in my life, and none for the past 5 years. My episodes were caused by excessive alcohol and strenuous exercising, and twice I had to be cardioverted. I take Metoprolol Succinate 50 mg and a baby aspirin daily.
To make a long story short, I don't really ever do anything that gets my heart rate up. I avoid alcohol, caffeine, heavy lifting & running, etc. like the plague. For someone as young as me, this really stinks. But the other bad thing is that my obsession with fear of an Afib episode has led me to fear everything and develop agoraphobia. I have anxiety about everything. Even leaving the house and going to dinner is now a chore. I am also afraid to travel more than 30 minutes from home.
Can anyone offer me any advice or can anyone empathize with my situation? Has your Afib led to any anxiety disorders?