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Seasonal Afib

I am new here with this so bear with me, I'm a 64 yr old male who is extremely active and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure along with Afib for 4 years now, I now take Dofetilide,Spironolactone,Metoprolol,lisinopril,Xarelto and atorvastatin.... (and hate the fact that this may never change ) I've have had minor afib problems (maybe once every 3 mos. or so) over the last 9 months or so but when I hit December this year the afib appeared again and again maybe once or twice a week even though my diet stays healthy and I stay active.

I was wondering if anyone else has seen this kind of seasonal change and how you deal with that with their own Afib or is it something unique to me ?

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If you search for this, you may find some old posts since this has been discussed before. I think it was quite a while ago. I think seasons do have an impact. In Canada, I have more issues in the winter. The other night we had a bad storm and my heart did not like it at all. Because I know when AF will start, and can avoid it if I am attentive, I was awake for all of the storm period. Once the storm passed by, my heart was fine again. I had forgotten about how weather has an impact and of course doctors don't relate. I asked my chiropractor about this today. He did not know anything about this. Some people have suggested that it may be due to a change in barometric pressure.

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Thanks for the information. Most doctors only know Big Pharma. I've been going to see a Reiki healer who is working to redistribute the electrical flow inside and It has been an eye opening experience. I know its not very well known but I highly recommend the treatment.

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Hi Willone. Welcome to the club. To answer your question I agree with EngMac. Seems I read something some time ago -can't remember where about some illnesses and barometric pressure. (grew up in South Florida-hurricane territory and an awful lot of babies were born during hurricanes when barometric pressure dropped. Could be the same with afib. We all have a slightly different 'journey' story to share but when you read many of the posts I believe you will see we all have more in common than not. Afib is not as scary as one might think.Many of us are stable and well-managed and life can be good again when you and your doc find the med/treatment plan that works best for you. Itmay take awhile but you'll get there. I am soon to be 74-next month-and feel very comfortable with my afib now. Take care. irina1975

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Google John Mandrola heart failure ablation to fing a review of ablation for AF and a huge improvement in heart failure. Mortality rates dropped over 50% and all measures of quality of life improved. Good Luck!

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Maybe worth trying Vit B12 & D3; I have taken the former for several years and just started the latter today.

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It may be seasonal but it may simply be AFIB choosing to rear it’s ugly head on a more frequent basis with the season being a coincidence. Once my AFIB became more regular after previous infrequent attacks, it didn’t really care about the time of the year

Perhaps if your AFIB subsides in spring through fall, then perhaps you have experienced a seasonal effect. Time will tell

Best of luck

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That's been a pattern for the last couple of years. Im generally fine past March

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Ok, got it. Very interesting. Any way to consider an ablation or does your other heart ailment prevent you from pursuing that path

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I'm told that due to My heart weakness that ablation has a lesser chance of Success ?

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Were you eating or drinking more than usual during the holidays? This sets me off and could be the culprit.

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No, a glass of Red wine on occasion a little richer diet but not too different . I have come to believe a factor is Weather and Activity. I work outside and maybe the heart has a bigger workload in staying warm in cold weather,but its still frustrating,One flutter and Afib seems to come out of nowhere.

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