afib trigger / weight loss

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Has anyone experianced afib brought on by weight loss, for me it was on atkins and then keto diet, maybe going into ketosis?

Any imput would be appreciated.

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    It definitely could be your electrolytes. I have a friend who tried the Dukin diet ( very similar) no carbs to start...and went into afib first day. She now knows she cannot go to low on carbs.

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    I started on the Keto diet and was following that for about a month when I experienced my first A-fib attack. I went to the ER and I was told my thyroid numbers were off. I had papillary carcanoma 8 years ago and had my thryoid removed. My PCP had changed the dosage of my meds about the time I started the Keto diet. My potassium level was low as well. I was never given answers as to the cause but in speaking with a "big" person from my vitaman Company, they felt that the Keto diet is what caused the a-fib attack. I was told it's really important to get your greens in every day. Hope this helps somewhat.

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    I am on a blood thinner. Haven't had an attack that I'm aware of. I'm also on Metroprolol succ 100 mgs daily as well as two other b lood pressure medications.

    I drink a glass of wine every now and then. I haven't seen that as a trigger to anything.

    I take the blood thinner Eliquis 5 mg 2 times daily for stroke prevention. I tried to fight taking it but cardiologist and pcp all convinced me I should.

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      why are you on a blood thinner if you haven't noticed afib? Im a heavy drinker but now quitting. my doc won't put me on a thinner, as Im not able to prove the afib.

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