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AFibbers Database: Alice


Diagnosed conditionA-Fib/A-Flutter....Anxiety Disorder (Panic attacks)
Years with condition15
Frequency of episodesComes and goes but causes lots of anxiety
Duration of episodesNot hours and hours in A-Fib, just minutes of coming and going
Event preceding first AFNot really anything that I can associate with, had irregular heartbeats as a teen and the older I got and my anxiety disorder together made me pretty miserable.
General healthGood....just had ablation so still recuperating from that 6 hr. procedure. Ex social smoker and do have a touch of asthma, need to lose about 40 pounds and I'm sure I would feel better.
TriggersWell, this is Sunday and I just had a 6 hour ablation on Thursday so still feeling a bit rough. It is the 5th of December and I am wondering why I had this done so close to the holidays but it's done and I am going to think positively! I do have an anxiety disorder that is not at all helpful when it comes to A-Fib but try relaxation tapes to alleviate my stress. No alcohol or smoking at this point in my life but as a younger woman would drink and smoke socially and did feel awful after a night of doing both=-) Anxious to hear all about others' experiences on here and what has helped them....vitamins, faith, etc.
Current medications/side effectsCoumadin....Sotolol....Altace....Xanax....Lexapro
History of surgery2 in 2008 and 2nd one 3 days ago, so 2010
Personal commentsJust interested in others with A-Fib/Flutter and wondering if anxiety disorder is common among A-fibbers. Ready to live a life without thinking what is going to happen. This sounds pathetic and I am not like that....normally a fun person but do feel like a portion of my life has been affected by both conditions. I am married to a great guy for 32 years and have 2 children....a 26 year old boy with autism and a 23 year old daughter. They are both great kids. I am close to my 2 sisters and 1 brother so my life has been full of blessings.
Check list
crossacebutololcrossamiodarone (cordarone,pacerone)crossanisindione (miradon)
crossatenolol (tenormin)crossaspirincrossazimilide
crossbepridilcrossbetaxololcrossbisoprolol (monocor,emconcor)
crossdigoxin (lanoxin)crossdiltiazem (cardizem)crossdiphenylhydantoin
crossdisopyramide (norpace)crossdofetilide (tikosyn)crossdronedarone
crossencainidecrossesmolol (brevibloc)crossersentilide
crossflecainide (tambocor)crossgallopamilcrossibutilide (corvert)
crosslidocainecrossmibefradilcrossmetoprolol (lopressor,toprol xl)
crossphenytoincrossprocainamidecrosspropafanone (rythmol)
crosspropranolol (inderal)crossquinapril (accupril)crossquinidine (quinaglute)
ticksotalol (betapace)crosstedisamilcrosstimolol
crosstocainidecrosstrandolapril (mavik)crossvalsartan (diovan)
crossverapamil (calan,isoptin)tickwarfarin (coumadin)tickasthma
crossdiabetestickGERD/acid refluxtickhypertension
tickatrial fluttercrosscardiomyopathycrossCHF
crossheart blockcrossmyocardial infarctioncrossrheumatic heart diease
crosssick sinus syndromecrossstrokecrossWPW
crosselectrical cardioversioncrossdefibrillatorcrosspacemaker

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