A 29-year-old female asked:
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I have extreme anxiety and i'm always uncomfortable even around my family. I'm worried to get on medicines because I have atrial fibrillation. What should I do?

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: You note problems caused by anxiety. A combination of medication and non-medication treatments are available for anxiety disorders that can be tailored to work with your atrial fibrillation treatment.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
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