Hi everyone, I'm new here. I found out I had paroxysmal AF when I was 30. I'm an endurance athlete and had just finished a cycling trip across Europe, cycling over 100 miles a day for 5 months. I've never been on any medication or had any treatment. I have episodes frequently, usually every other day, although sometimes longer periods in between.
Now that I'm 33, a female, and on oral contraceptives linked to a higher risk of stroke, I feel like it's probably a good idea to get checked out again and probably on some blood thinners. From what I understand, the younger one is with AF, the higher the risk for a major cardiac event.
Would love any feedback anyone has, and looking forward to learning and meeting others dealing with the same struggles. (Especially any other athletes who can relate!)