I woke up in afib again two days ago, this was my 8th episode. I tried running fast to convert and found my heart rate shot up to 228. Kind of scary to see that number but I didn't feel anything but my heart bouncing around. No tiredness, no short of breath, no dizzy feeling. I then stopped for a few minutes and tried it again with less intensive running, this time I converted after about one minute.
This was the second time I converted by exercising. I didn't take any medicine daily nor at the onset of afib. Total time spent in afib was about 30 minutes. The last three episodes were about a month apart, in end of March, April and May.
I've been taking magnesium, taurine, L-carnitine, fish oil, and sometimes VB for a few months but I'm not sure if these actually help.
For so many years, I've been considering myself 'fit' with a BMI of 25. Never got over 26. As an Asian American, I recently noticed the BMI for Asian is different, which 25 is considered overweight for Asian, probably equivalent to 28 in a Caucasian man. So I started working on losing weight and target for 22.5 (23 is considered the top limit of 'fit' for Asian) by running or brisk walking for 3 miles a day. I've been doing this for a month. Other than 'overweight', I also have mild sleep apnea, which is not treated as EP says it doesn't matter.
There must be something going on when I was sleeping. I can do whatever physical activities without any problem. The afib only happened strictly when I was sleeping. Never when I was awake. But for few times, when I felt really relax before bedtime, I woke up in afib.
So at this point, should I consider taking daily medicine? Or should I consider ablation? Or do more experiment to see if I can keep afib away?