I have recently been diagnosed with PAF, and am wondering what is a reasonable level of alcohol to drink. I take 2x40 mcg of Sotalol every day. The U.K. limit for everyone is now 14 units per week (I think it is higher in the U.S). Would it be reasonable to drink that amount per week? I haven’t had any specific recommendation from my doctor.
I cannot recall any occasion when drinking alcohol has triggered AF, although I am newly diagnosed and haven’t had that many episodes. Occasionally, I get a heartbeat or two which is “clunking” or feels “heavy” while drinking. Obviously- and this is paramount- I don’t want to risk making the situation worse.
What are the experiences of folk here with AF and alcohol? Are some drinks better than others, eg wine V beer?