I was diagnosed with PAF last August, at a time when I was on the waiting list for thyroid surgery. Since then I had several episodes of AF (lasting for six to twelve hours on average). Been taking flecainide for a while and recently also Dilzem. Waiting for catheter ablation and warfarin clinic to commence.
In the meantime I had the thyroid glands removed completely and am taking levothyroxine (hormone replacement). If my PAF was caused by thyroid problems in theory the trigger should now have vanished, no? But I still got one (light) episode of AF over Easter, two months after thyroidectomy.
I wonder if there are other people who are suffering from both conditions and how they experience the link between thyroid problems and AF.