I have had heart problems from birth, but afib was only diagnosed when I
was about 23/24 years of age. It was a big shock for me when I was told that I had afib
because I thought the surgery of my Tetralogy of Fallot sorted everything
out, but it was only the start of my heart palpitations panic attacks.
I got married when I was 24. I thought ” would I ever
see my children” and ” will I be too weak to play with them” so yes, it was a
I have also experienced and read on forums that doctors sometimes do
not take afib seriously and you are sent home with a “don’t worry, it won’t
kill you”, but the problem is you can FEEL your heart.
It’s all in your head this heart arrhythmia problem.
Maybe you have heard this before. This heart arrhythmia problem thing is just in your head, get over it. Well, the thing is you cannot just get over it because it’s not in your head it is in your heart, because that is where a heart arrhythmia problem is.I read an interesting blog from Danielle Urquhart who has Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST) and her “8 Important things every IST sufferer wants you to know.” And it got me thinking about how other people saw my Afib, and seemingly normal life (OK I feel that I do have a normal life, even better than normal – I’m blessed).
For me, one of the big problems is that nobody can see your “problem” and this caused me to think that I am overreacting. I have had different types of Afib attacks during the years. This included episodes where it felt as if I am going to die, because my heart was beating so fast, it felt that it would run off for good, never to return to a normal sinus rhythm. Continue reading Heart Arrhythmia Problem→