I was diagnosed on Aug 26, 2017. Woke up at night with with afib. Since then I was put on metoprolol. The 2nd episode was 47 days later. Then 18 days later, 3rd episode came. Another 18 days later, 4th episode happened. All woke me up at night.
After learning beta blocker doesn't prevent afib but just lower the heart rate when afib happens, I discussed with EP and stop taking metoprolol after the 4th episode. And I have flecainide and propranolol as pill-in-pocket. So I'm not taking any daily meds except for lorazepam to help my crazy scary mind.
Being said, without any daily meds, I'm running 49 days without an episode (longest time since diagnosis). Is my afib going away? I'm just looking for hope. The mental side is draining me.