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    LPStaples, sounds like you’re developing the right attitude.

    As a fellow atrial-fibber, I want to remind you: Worry only to the degree it encourages you to pay attention and make good choices for your health day to day, but worry not ONE JOT more. I discovered that it’s the "stressing" that’s a bad choice, easy to slip into – I mean, to the degree deep-seated anxiety is a "choice" when we have hyper-inducing Graves. I worried silly, and really needlessly, about atfib after my first bout, ridiculously believing it would help me gain some control over my situation, which of course it didn’t, not in the slightest. Now I tend to think all that senseless worry probably exacerbated the problem. Bottom line: When I had atfib, I’d immediately get help and the medical folks would immediately fix me.

    I offer this as encouragement: After many cycles of the moon and big meds, my heart has finally settled down. Prior to that, my moment-to-moment worry about atfib delivered me straight into some existential absurdity, a "whatever" attitude – as if my ponderous dread was finally brought down by its own weight. I’m in my late 50’s, and my total T3 level stuck in the upper-20s range (normal range being 0.57 – 1.76) for a number of months. Alls to say: If meds eventually, albeit slowly, put an older hypercalifragilistic girl like me on safe ground, then I think there’s good reason you can rest very easy and totally confident that they will for you too, and probably a lot faster.

    Whoever coined the phrase "patience is a virtue" was probably right, but I’ll wager that author didn’t have Graves. <img decoding=” title=”Wink” />