I know I post on here a lot. I'm newish to the site, and newish to afib. Last night something scared me out of my sleep and my heart was racing, then it suddenly slowed down and I immediately felt scared. I thought I was surely going to have an afib attack because this is what happened the first time I had one. I sat up and just took some deep breaths. There's a chance that I was in afib but I'm not too sure. I took an Ativan and just tried to be in acceptance about it. This is my current state. I'm alive. It could be afib but I don't know. Try to just relax. I fell asleep after that.
I get the feeling my afib or what feels like afib is vagal in nature because I do feel weird in my chest when I eat certain foods or when I eat too late. So I'm looking into how I can take care of that.
Anyway, just thought I'd share