Just joined the site after a reading a few posts.
My story: I'm a relatively fit and healthy 45 year old man - or at least I was until the Saturday before Christmas when I fainted at a party! A trip to the hospital in an ambulance and a stay overnight had me diagnosed with AF. Now, the day before I'd had a very boozy night and combined with lots of stress at work and home (father hospitalised with a stroke 3 months ago) and I put this episode down to that. I was released from hospital and given a note to take to my GP and that was that.
STUPIDLY, this Saturday I had more to drink than is sensible - had a normal hangover yesterday but last night I awoke in the night feeling very dizzy. Too dizzy to even get up for a pee.
This morning I'm still dizzy - too dizzy to attempt to drive but no palpitations. Will give it a few more hours to see if it abates, and if not, guess its the hospital again!
So, it looks like my drinking days are over and time to accept that I have a condition that needs to be respected.