I am back to my AF family with 18 months post ablation "report". Everything is fine.
I forgot that I was in hell for 2 years until two months ago when I was in London with my wife. We stopped for cappuccino at Starbucks somewhere in the City (near Bank). I don't use sugar any more so I usually just put a little bit of chocolate powder. But, that little bottle was clogged so I opened it but I couldn't control the amount that went out.
Half of the bottle ended in my cappuccino. First sip and it was delicious. Second, third and all of sudden I felt weakness in my legs, sweat and lack of air with constant burping that I used to experience during Afibs.
Sense of panic was creeping in. What do we do in a city we barely know. My wife grabbed one Metoprolol pill from her bag and after some 15 minutes I was better.
I couldn't believe that it was caused by chocolate powder so some two weeks ago (back home in Miami) I decided to repeat the cappuccino experiment but I was careful not to put too much - just a bit more than usual "dose".
Three minutes after the first sip I felt weakness in my legs and lightheadedness. I took some water with Metoprolol and I was fine within minutes. Well, I guess that was my last chocolate powder in cappuccino. Otherwise, extra milk sweetens it enough and cappuccino (caffeine) never bothers me. My EP told me that they have a lot of Afib cases caused by eating chocolate.
Regards and best wishes to all of you.