I was diagnosed with paroxysmal Afib about 2 months ago and after taking Sotalol was free-so far as I could tell-from episodes. However, earlier on during the week I woke up with Afib- a bit of a blow as I hoped the meds would prevent recurrence. When I spoke to my GP this morning he said that mine might go on to become permanent. This, he said, was no more dangerous that paroxysmal Afib. But my concern is that I would be permanently aware of the condition and unable to relax or forget about it. Is that the case, or am I just worrying unnecessarily?