Just read a post from gwyn533 entitled Verapamil 3 days ago re infection or coughing initiating AF.
After Ablation no 1 in Jan 2016 I was fine for 3 weeks, only discomfort I had was the bruising. One night I was very 'stuffed up' had difficulty sleeping and breathing properly lying in bed. During the night I went back into AF and it was more aggressive and prolonged than before the procedure. So much so that when I visited GP for INR test and still in AF 3 days later he sent me to A&E. They did discover I had a mild chest infection and anti-biotics cleared it up. This 'worse' AF continued for several weeks AF occurring every 2 days or so eventually leveling out to once a week approx. Last week I visited EP for clinic appt and he plans to 'do' Ablation 2 in 2 weeks time. Over weekend I felt very sniffy and tired and again during the night felt similar to the previous night I described.
AF again returned and has done on 2 nights since. So whether it's the cold or a virus, chest infection or the breathing difficulties that starts it off I don't know. I will mention this to EP, it probably won't be till I get to the lab in 2 weeks. I also have mild sleep apnoea which they are not planning to pursue but I will revisit this with GP. Apart from gwyn533 has anyone else experienced similar, every time I get a cold I will be wondering if the AF will come back! Can do without the stress!
Best wishes to all.