I am interested to hear of people's experiences such as age you first noticed AF and if heavy exercise, dehydration and alcohol contribute to symptoms.
Another thing I am interested in is if your AF is usually starting whilst you sleep and if you have other sleep related issues.
My first onset was at age 28, it stopped itself in a few hours. My second was again on waking 2 years later and went away within an hour or two. The 3rd onset was in 2012 after I had been on a stag do the week before I was 33 at that point. That didn't stop after a few hours and I had to to hospital to be treated with fleccanide. I had all the usual tests etc and since had nothing for 6 years. Until last night. I woke up and had AF with high heart rate of 160bpm. My resting heart rate is usually below 50. I did contemplate driving to A and E but decided to drink half a litre of water and try to sleep.
I woke and it had stopped but after a few hours googling I am worrying that as I get into my 40's it is going to become a more common occurrence.
I am now at 4 episodes of AF in 11 years plus the odd fluttering that never actually develops.
If you have any experiences you would share I'd very much appreciate hearing it.