Afib triggers

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To much sugar seem to trigger my afib what triggers yours

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    I find a glass of wine sets me off, I only drink very occassionaly so have decided to not to drink. I also drink decaff coffee and tea. Mine is worse after a meal .

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    Very similar. Pre-first ablation, too much food, but thats stopped now. Dont drink anymore, so not an issue. Bizarrely, Toblerone! And fatigue, thats my single biggest issue. Not handy, cos i work shifts.
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    I've been following the slimming world diet which basically limits your fat and sugar intake, not specifically to lose weight although that has been a nice bonus, but I had a week off a few weeks ago and old habits crept back in, 3/4 days in after a sugar binge (chocolate etc) and I felt terrible for 2 whole days, shaky, palpitations, nausea, could barely eat anything, bad tummy (which seems to coincide with the palpitations). Was enough to wake me up and get me back on track!
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    Hi. I find anything with preservatives or msg puts me into af. If l always eat at home l am ok as l can monitor whats in my food and drinks. I use "pure wine" drops in alcohol to deactivate the preservatives.
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    Can't believe I forgot to mention my biggest trigger and what I think started it all in the 1st place! STRESS!!
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    my biggest problem is infection I always know when one is pending as the palps start, my first trigger was as some of the others have said was stress, several family things happenig one after the other that you think you are dealing with but your subconsious mind thinks otherwise.

    L.

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    I have tried for years to identify a "trigger" with little sure success , the only thing that seems to have some effect is stress, but even that is not definite.  I have come across the idea that a hyperactive thyroid gland can cause afib . Has anyone any knowledge or experience of this ?
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      Yes Joyce that is definitley a trigger and if you have overactive (hyperthyrodism) or underactive(hypothyroidism)  it can certainly cause palps, but when treated the palps should subside if they have you on the right dosage of meds.

      L.

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      Thanks Linda - my blood test shows "normal thyroid activity" but I am convinced that is not the case , so a further trip to the GP for more tests. As it happens the medication I am no (Felecainide longerhas any effect on my afib so it might have to be different meds as well.
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