This week I had a stroke after many years of AF but I didn't present with typical stroke symptoms, nor was it during or after a hard gym session where I frequently sustain AF at or above 200 bpm. My CHADVASC had been scored at 1 by an EP and 1.5 by another EP. Dronedarone and amiodarone had placed me "close to death" two years ago and, I'm a bleed risk so I was only taking 5mg amlodipine. Lifting a small bag of compost I fell but didn't pass out, my face didn't drop and I didn't lose function or consciousnesss. My wife called 999 but it wasn't until my answers were confused that this became a blue light run to the brilliant stroke team at Southmead Hospital, Bristol led by the wonderful Dr. Martinovic. It's thanks to them that I've only lost the sight in my right eye. That's not a problem as our 40+ daughter was been unsighted in her right eye from birth and it's never stopped her from anything. The important point here is that if you have AF or know someone who does, don't think that a stroke is signified by paralysis and a droped face. Treat it as a potential stroke.
That's another forum to join then to help me to adjust to this somewhat unfamiliar, but familiar world. Apologies for any weird spelling!