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I've done five complete stress tests and ultrasound and have confirmed my heart's structure and function are all normal. I don't have any risk factor. All my afib happened when I was sleeping. Just got the 6th episode yesterday, woke up at 4am in afib. Needless to say that was so frustrated and desperate, since I've been doing everything I can - eat well, exercise daily, take supplements: magnesium, L-cartnitine, D-ribose, krill oil, eat bananas and lots of fruits.
I've also tried all triggers that people had ever mentioned but none of them do me any difference, including coffee, red wine and other booze, tea, soda, sweetener, barbecue, Chinese food with MSG, running, jumping, sleeping on left and right side, suddenly bending down or twisting body, gluten, wheat, etc.
I used to think mine was vagal afib, as it only happened when I was sleeping. But other than that, I didn't have problem bending down, stomach bloating, sleeping on left side or right side. I thought it might be triggered by slow heart rate, as I once noticed my heart rate dropped to about 50 one hour before onset. However, I noticed in the last episode that my heart rate was around 60 all the time before onset. So looks like low heart rate is not the problem either.
I did notice in my last episode, my O2 level dropped to 85% once about 50 minutes before my heart rate jumped from 57 to 90, then 15 minutes later it climbed to 125. So I guess that was triggered by sleep apnea. However, last night my O2 level was downed to 81% and I had 96 episodes of apnea that dropped O2 more than 4% while there were 20 minutes in total that the O2 level was below 90%, but I didn't have an episode but only some spikes.
Now I'm totally lost. Because the more I investigate, the more confusion I have. Before the last two episodes, I had gone three months without an episode, then got hit on March 2nd, then another one on March 29th. I used to hope by correcting any abnormalities in my body I can get rid of afib forever, but as more episodes happened, I'm gradually losing hope and feeling desperate. Being 37 years old only, this is worse than a death sentence.
What can I do next?
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