Hello everyone. I am new here and have been having a read of a few posts on AF and what things have triggered their epiodes and how they have adapted their lifestyle to cope with the problem.
I had an initial episode of AF about 8 years ago after a night out and a meal in a hotel. I don't recall what I ate or drank that night. I was checked out and found to be fine and although I've had odd bouts of palpitations for about 10 years, nothing more occured until two days ago.
I had quite an extreme bout of AF. I woke on boxing day at 5am and by lunchtime I was in Resus in A&E with Af and Atrial fluttering.
By evening I was back to normal and disharged 2 days later after a period of observation with no ongoing medication required. Everything was normal.
I am now looking at what may have caused it and interested to see what others have experienced with AF.
Firstly, alcohol. With it being Chritmas, I'd had more than usual. I am a fairly frequent drinker and haven't had any problems in the past from enjoying a drink. On the night in question I'd had some red wine and prosecco. I normally stick to beer. I do now however intend to be sensible and stick to more moderate drinking.
Foodwise and other triggers are interesting having seen a few threads about food and histamine and how people feel histamine can be a trigger for them.
Late on in the night in question, in addition to red wine I had quite alot of cheese, biscuits and pickles. It was Christmas and we often over indilge! I note someone mentioned that hestamine was high in red wine, cheese and pickles. I seem to have ticked all those boxes and not in moderation.
I think it's easy to point at the alcohol and I was initially thinking I'd overdone it, but now I can see other things that were much different about that night. I was also very dehydrated and carelessly went to be tired from a long day of stressing over cooking for the whole family etc. I've had plently of drunken night before and never had any issue, but something seems to have been different on that night for me.
I guess for most people it's trial and error to see what keeps you AF free and I intend to do likewise.
I just wonder what other have experienced with food and the like and if antihistamines have been used by people with any success?