My daughter, although very sympathetic and kind, has always made a joke when I tell her the latest suspicious trigger that I believe sets off my PAF. My triggers are much the same as everyone elses on here: stress, artificial sweeteners and additives, lots of sugar (as in chocolate and sweets), overeating, cheese etc.
After having a cardioversion 6 weeks ago I'd felt extremely well. Then last Sunday morning while in bed and still feeling amazingly well I thought to myself, I bet I can even sleep on my left now and I turned onto that side. Yes, no thumping heart and still felt well. I decided to get up and immediately went into AF. I rang my daughter to let her know my heart was racing again and she said," What do you think has brought it on?" When I said, "Turning onto my left side in bed", I could tell by the pause and silence that she was stunned, then she said incredulously, "What did you say". I guess she was wondering, what crazy trigger has mum come up with now. I was quick to tell her how lots of members of our forum are the same and don't sleep on their left side. However, it brought home to me how some of our triggers must sound absolutely mad to others. Think I'm going to keep quiet about them from now on and just say I don't know. Thank goodness I have this forum where others understand .