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Fuzzybuddha, June 19,  2019  9:14pm EST

Vacation... :\

I just returned from the first vaction my family has had in 5 years! Hooray... the whole trip was great. I come home on Sunday, no problems, Monday no problems, Tuesday on my bike ride i start having some random arrhythmia. Some palpitations. Nothing sustained, but i noticed them. Then they went away. That night, i went to bed a little late which is not completely uncommon. All day today (Wednesday) I have had random palpitations. Nothing more then 2-3 out of rythm beats then back to normal sinus. I was diagnosed Paroxysmal Afib a little over a year ago. At that time I weighed 270 lbs and was in terrible shape. Now i am around 180 and bike 4 days a week. I have had few episodes since going onto the flecainide and asprin. My last full on afib was in late march, but the flecc put it right a little over an hour. Now though, even with it, it seems that my heart is trying to go into afib. Should i be worried? Do you think it could be from the stress and travel from the vacation and/or the less then stellar eating and drinking i did? Has anyone else experienced something like this?

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    DkinAA, June 20,  2019  6:50am EST

    Something like this happens to me when I do a car trip to visit family — I think my electrolytes get messed up from less or different fluids/dehydration or saltier food (like pizza). I’m experimenting with more magnesium and potassium supplements and more water to try to stabilize things around these times. 

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    Fuzzybuddha, June 20,  2019  8:20pm EST

    So I had a full AFib episode last night/this morning. I took my flec and it was settled in an hour. Was fine the whole day, decided to go for a bike ride. I have never had Ill effects from it. Starting a little after, I have started to feel palpitations. I have taken my second dose of flec as my usual schedule. I am hoping that it will cause my heart to settle. Sorry I am rambling. I am just tired of going through this. It is frustrating and infuriating. 

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