It's been one year today since my first episode. I may have had others, but not really sure. This past year since the episode has been emotionally bonkers. It triggered my panic, anxiety, and depression. It changed my life, really. Mostly for the better, I suppose! I eat better, try to exercise, and I've discovered that my ectopic beats are really set off by bloatedness and certain foods. I did a month of yoga, which was really helpful! I've gotta get back to doing that. Oh, magnesium has been SO HELPFUL.
Anyway, I celebrated today by going to a diner with my partner and I ate banana bread French toast. I've been feeling pretty good lately, with no ectopic beats since I stopped dairy. Wouldn't you know, after I finished my breakfast, my heart jumped and then sped up fast. I thought for sure I was going into afib. It scared me but I dealt with it. I tried my best to breathe through it and move on.
I'm lucky that the afib hasn't been as bad as some of you experience. My heart (pun intended) goes out to you. Reading your stories has been SO helpful. I know that if afib comes back, I can come here for support. For now, im going to do what I can to treat my body and mind better. Thanks for reading!