Hi I'm new to this community. I was diagnosed with A-fib two years ago and tried to correct with diet and exercise without much success although lots of medicines. The latest addition was an anti-arrhythmic Medicine, which I had to spend three days in the hospital to even begin taking. It did not take me out of afib but after the third day was given another electrocardioversion. It took and I stayed out of afib for nearly 3 weeks. I thought I was doing so good I went out and had some beer (10 or so) with my buddies. The next day I was back into AFib. So back to abstaining from alcohol and two weeks later I came out of AFib.
Does this mean I can never drink alcohol? Perhaps if I moderate down to one or two? I had another buddy tell me that he could drink one type of beer but not another? Yet another told me I could drink some liquor instead of beer and be okay. I know alcohol is a irritant to the heart but I do like to have an occasional drink. Any thoughts?