I'd like to ask if anybody has developed AF either by having an overactive thyroid or vice versa, like me which was Amiodarone induced. The reason I ask is my AF over the past 4 months has been all over the place. Anything and I mean anything triggered it (Cold drinks being the main culprit), but there have been so many I have written down, it would challenge any EP worth his salt to determine whether it be Vagal or exercise induced.
I'll be honest it has been an awful 4 months and I got pretty low at one point, but I know it effects us all in the same way, so I'm not looking for sympathy What I am looking for however is, has anybody in a similar situation, once their thyroid was under control, did their AF episodes decrease? My episodes over the past couple of months have gone from once a week lasting about 36 hours, to 5 days of AF and 5 days without. This has been pretty consistent and I could almost organise my week around when I would or would not be in AF.
I saw the Endocrinologist last week and my thyroid is staring to behave a little better and I have felt great (Even with the AF). My moods and energy levels are back up there and for the first time in a good while my AF free days have gone over a week. I see my EP in two weeks, so I will discuss this with him and I know I'll probably be in AF some time soon, but I wonder how much of my AF has been caused by thyroiditis and if I can expect longer bouts of being AF free.