It's been 8 months since my last afib attack. Well, it's the last that I know of. My first attack only lasted a few hours, and it corrected on its own. It totally changed my life, for better or worse. My life for the past 8 months has been consumed with fear of the next attack. Any sensation, skipped beat, fast heart rate sends me into an anxiety attack. It's like all I think of. I'm still functional. I work, I eat, I hang out with friends sometimes. However, most of the time I'm just at work or home because I'm scared of the next attack. I've been doing all the things: no caffiene, more exercise, therapy twice a week, and a DBT group on Wednesdays. But nothing stops this nagging fear of the next attack.
How do you cope? How do you tell the noise in your head to shut up?