Side effects when in AF

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I was first diagnosed with PAF ( paroxysmal atrial fibulation) in 2011. Having spent a spell in CCU atrial flutter was also found. I was referred to the EP to discuss ablation but having heard the risks attached to this procedure decided against having it for the moment as I feel I have not explored all the medical treatments available yet. I currently take Bisoprolol 3.75 mgs and Eloquis 5mgs with no probs until last night. Last night I had a prolonged episode of AF which causes me to pass copious amounts of urine. I just wondered if this happens to anyone else. I have to say these attacks do freak me out somewhat, but try to stay calm. My trigger factors are caffeine, lying on my left side  stress, and drinking cold drinks, is anyone else the same. I find these forums to be very reassuring, nice to know we are not alone. I am a newbie on here so I hope I have done this correctly.

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    Hi June, I quite often feel flutters when my bladder is full but haven't actually passed loads of urine because of an episode. Some have said in the past that is the panic side of us realising we are in PAF? not sure on that one.

    My triggers are coffee,drink only de caf now, MSG, sugar replacement,red wine and hormonal rises and dips, I can guarantee one week out of a month I am very problematic. The good thing is though that these days I know it will pass and so just go along with it.

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    I had never connected passing urine with an episode until two weeks ago. I took one of my tablets lay down and once the episode subsided I had to run to the loo! 
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    I f in arrhythmia at night I have to pay about 6 visits to the loo

    the other night I lost 2.3 kilos in weight!! It definitely happens and has nothing to do with nerves.

     

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    Hi June- the attack of AF that landed me in hospital a couple of months ago was accompagnied by passing lots of urine. I went to the loo before I was loaded into the ambulance and had to go again in the ambulance -not easy! I kept wondering where on earth it was coming from as I had not drunk that much water with dinner. Once arrived at the hospital I needed to go yet again. I still am not sure what triggered the attack though I suspect hypersensibility to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin.
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      Hi madge have just found out that the passing of copious urine during an attack of rapid AF is caused by the atrium ( top chambers of heart) giving off a peptide that eliminates water from the blood which stops the heart getting flooded and thus putting more strain on it. I have also been told that this is very common. Hope this is helpful.
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      Thank you. So far I have not had another attack and I see the cardiologist tomorrow and hope to persuade him to take me off the anticoagulant. The cardio at the hospital said the attack was due to taking too much thyroid medication and this has been reduced a lot. My GP was unconvinced by this.
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