Since my ablation I have occasional mild AF. I can always predict its onset because I start to produce unaccountably large amounts of urine.
Normally I go to bed at about 10 then maybe have to get up for a wee at 1.30 then I get up at 7.15 (a creature of habit)
Yesterday morning I was up at 1 30, 5.15, 6.30 and 7.15. I produced 4 complete bladder fulls yet I had drunk nothing since early evening. ( no alcohol involved ) I knew when I woke at 5.15 that my heart was fibrillating.
We have discussed increased micturition on here previously and have established that a fibrillating heart sends the kidneys into over-drive. What I want to know is this. Is my body getting rid of excess fluid which I should not have retained OR am I becoming dehydrated in which case I should be drinking extra water to compensate? We know that dehydration can trigger AF but taking on too much liquid isn't good either.