I am 31 year old male, I went into AF (atrial Fibrillation ) 4 days ago.
The night I had the episode I had been drinking and smoking heavily, I am a fulltime smoker for the past 15 years and due to my personal/prof life I have also been under intense stress.
I was able to go back into normal sinus after around 10 hours and was discharged from the hospital, I also suffer from severe anxiety and panic attacks.
My father has HOCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) so the cardiologist seemed slightly concerned.
Now that I know what AF feels like, I would say I have been having episodes for over 3 years untreated, currently I am booked in to see a cardiologist in a couple of days and taking metoprolol twice a day.
The metoprolol is making me feel horrible and I am wondering if anyone can recommend an alternative, as I said I have panic disorder, depression and ocd.
Any advise on my next moves would be great as I am crippled with fear currently.