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Hey guys! I am a 31 year old female, have had a few A Fib attacks. One really bad one that took hours in the hospital to get down and then one after that happened at home but mercifully stopped when I made a bowel movement. I have had A fib before these most recent episodes, almost always after drinking. I quit drinking and smoking after the A Fib that put me in the hospital. It has been 6 months since quitting.
I did a 2 week monitor, it found nothing. I have been ok for a couple months now, I do always get heart palps but that is nothing to be concerned about apparently.
My last A Fib (before the one today) was 100% caused by some kind of indigestion. I had the urge to poop, couldn't go because someone was in the bathroom. I also had some trapped gas and boom, all of a sudden A fib! I have noticed other people mentioning this connection as well, which is nice to hear (means I'm not crazy or unique!). I have been more careful with my diet and it has gone well.
Today I was trying a semi-fasting routine I wanted to experiment with, for weight loss and health. Well- it ended badly. I ate a very small (piece of turkey and a spoonful of potatoes) breakfast and then was out and about the rest of the day. I usually drink a ton of water and had barely drank a glass by 5pm, when I sat down to eat.
I ate something normal to me, kale, rice, chicken and peas. I did not overeat. Within a few minutes I was feeling strange. I could tell something was going on with my heart so I used my Alivecor Kardia A Fib monitor and sure enough, I was briefly in A Fib.
I was getting weird readings after this as well, one more that said A Fib, and then it calmed down. I drank a butt ton of water and feel pretty much fine now, a few hours later.
I guess I am just sharing with you to hear that the semi fasting and possible dehydration was the cause of the A Fib.
A Fib is scary as heck, I do not want a repeat so I will not be trying even partial fasting ever again and will be sure to load up on water!
I take Magnesium suppliment as well as Potassium, Vitamin D and B12.
Have any of you guys experienced A Fib due to dehydration and fasting? I know dehydration can be a cause but I actually read that fasting could HELP A Fib.
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