I have contributed in the past to the forum, but this post is the first I have started.
I have had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AFib) at least since the beginning of 2016. I doubt if I would have known, had I not checked my pulse, as there have never been any of the distressing symptoms that I keep reading about on this forum. What I did experience were protracted episodes of burping, and there was an obvious connection with the AFib, in that an irregular pulse tended to accompany the digestion problems.
Attempts to deal with the problem by "natural" means failed, and in November 2017 I had a stroke caused by, or associated with, AFib. Since then I have improved a great deal, and only very minor disability remains. During the last few months I have noticed that my pulse is more consistent, and my cardiologist confirmed that the continuing AFib is less bad. Hence the heading for my post: "AFib better after stroke". At the same time the performance of my digestive system has been much better. I am now on medication, which includes a low dose of statins. My theory is that the statins have reduced the degree of inflammation in my body, with the consequential health improvement mentioned above. I wonder whether taking just statins in the first place might have been sufficient to minimise the inflammation, and even prevent a stroke. Comments are very welcome!