As some of you might know, I discovered that I'd had a few AF episodes a few years' back, and I've felt far better (generally) over the last year or so.
However, I had a strange yet familiar sensation earlier this evening. Essentially, whenever I ever had an episode of AF in the past, it'd come on rather suddenly, and mainly when I was lying down in bed. I can best describe the sensation as a quick jab to the chest, which is normally a particularly nasty ectopic beat, followed by palpitations.
It happened very quickly this evening, and my heart rate almost immediately stabilised, but it did bring back some very distinct memories.
Can AF have a 'dormant' period, if you will? Ie. can it reappear after years of absence? I'm not too worried about it - certainly not to the extent I was a few years ago. Generally, I'm curious to see whether anyone else has had any similar experiences and whether anyone can shed light on whether AF can be 'dormant'.