Had an extraordinarily stressful few days. Our house extension builder has conned us out of £22k and we just found out about it. I had a super stressful morning dealing with the fallout. I slept for 20 minutes last night in total. More bad news this morning, and the stress haze suddenly descended. I was on my own, so decided to drive to my parents who are 30 minutes away. I took 2mg of diazepam before I left as i was feeling so appalling. (First one I've had in over a week).
My heart was in NSR when I left but more ectopics than normal beats.
20 minutes into the drive, my thoughts suddenly turned on me and I said to myself "I'm having a nervous breakdown right now" (i don't even know what one is). My HR took off. I held onto sanity by my finger nails.
I arrived safely 10 mins later. It felt a lot longer. I was in AF when i arrived.
What the hell just happened to me? Did I just have an acute anxiety attack which triggered AF or was that just a straight up brutal AF attack?