Spent 4 days in CCU Ward with Fast AF 16 mths ago (150bpm), 4 mths later I had cardioversion which returned me to a normal heart beat. Since the cardioversion 12 months ago I feel fine most days each week, but too much caffeine, or more than 1 pint of beer or more than 8 cigarettes a day or too much chocolate or a lot of stress kicks off palputations & other symptons. Whenever I get an illness, even a minor illness such as a cough, cold or sore throat etc etc it kicks off the chest region, then when the illness has gone I will be fine again for maybe another week then off we go again in circles. Obviously I have learnt my lesson when it comes to alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, stress, chocolate etc etc. But are there any other possible treatments or meds other people with these similar symptons/episodes/history have tried and found successfully? I realize each person & each case is different but maybe someone out there has had a similar history. any help/ideas appreciated. (ps/ my consultant has ruled out ablation for the time being).