Hi, I'm new here, recently diagnosed with Fast AF which seems to occur on a random basis in episodes of between 3 minutes and 3 hours, between 5 and 50 times a week. I'm male, in my mid-50s, live near London, slightly over weight but otherwise fit and healthy and pretty much always have been.
I've been a keen runner for the last 10 years running around 30 miles a week and wasn't aware of my AF until it stopped me from running a few times (normally it does not occur when I run, but that may have been chance).
Until a couple of weeks ago the episodes seemed to be getting more frequent until I noticed that when I hadn't eaten any beef or alcohol for a few days, the episodes vanished, only to return about 18 hours after a steak.
This makes me wonder if my AF is "like" a delayed allergic reaction to beef. I also suspect that I get a faster reaction to drinking alcohol (perhaps only a couple of hours after drinking it).
With this knowledge I seem to have managed to achieve 4 whole days without an AF episode, which is not long enough to be certain of anything, but long enough to make me wonder.
I have no background in medicine or biology, and I wonder if anyone has any similar experiences or thoughts about the linkage. I almost have the impression that my AF is caused by irritation in my digestive system when alcohol and beef arrive (at different speeds) at some place in it. I also wonder if there are other foods which might also cause the same symptoms.
I'd welcome any thoughts.