I am a 37 year old man from Los Angeles. Up until recently I was a very strong and healthy person. But I decided to begin using marijuana to help with insomnia I was having. That began a chain of events that ultimately affected my heart.
One night, I had a really bad reaction to marijuana edibles. I felt like I was going to die. I was rushed to the hospital. Doctors checked my vitals and told me I was fine. They said I was just experiencing anxiety. In my mind though, I believed that I had almost died.
I became depressed. Began having panic attacks. Eventually developed Afib. Now almost six months later, I am still suffering the consequences of my poor choices. I think I will need an ablation to stop the ectopic heart beats I feel regularly during the day and at night. I feel like I am disabled. Have missed many days of work from lack of sleep.