I started having symptoms of AF many years ago, which were dismissed by my doctor. Since April this year I have been under a cardiologist and diagnosed with Paroxysmal AF. This is at present quite frequently episodes. My consultant recommended beta blockers, however, saw my gp who has prescribed Verampril due to my asthma.
I have constant anxiety due to disrupted sleep (episodes and eptopic beats during night). I always fear sleeping as I think I may not wake up.....silly I know.
I worried abut taking the new meds too, never take more than paracetamol for anything so medication and possible side effects add to anxiety.
There was a mention of cardio ablation, but this was seen as a last resort. So guess I will have to try the meds.
Since all this started I feel down, anxious all the time. Normally I am the positive one but this has scared me. Sorry for my first post to be a bit negative, after reading others posts I have felt reassured and I use this group to put my mind at rest. Keeps me calmer to read a little about others journeys with AF.