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5 days ago · Afib Triggers: Mine is my neck or body position, yours? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

You will. Persist and advocate for your health. It’s worth it

5 days ago · Afib Triggers: Mine is my neck or body position, yours? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Sorry but I’ve never heard of permanent afib. I had afib since 2011 but it increased in frequency to about 2-3 a week in the last year. I have heard of people having multiple ablations but also those who have no afib after just one ablation. I consider myself lucky to have had the ablation take care of my heart issues. I never had a cardioversion.

Tue, Jan 21 6:57pm · Afib Triggers: Mine is my neck or body position, yours? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had an ablation in August and haven’t had afib since.

Mon, Jan 13 3:14pm · Getting back to healthy eating after the holidays in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I diligently track in LoseIt every day. A very easy app to use. If I don’t record, I tend to slowly gain back. I record what I see as “bad foods” in snacks so I can see how many calories could have gone to good foods instead. It’s too many but I’m staying stable in weight so that’s fine for now. Will reduce those soon. Biked 28 miles today so getting exercise as well.

Sun, Jan 12 7:22pm · Afib Triggers: Mine is my neck or body position, yours? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Any liquor at all and caffeine are particular triggers. I could drink one glass of wine and my pulse would shoot up to 180 and I’d go into afib. Same with caffeine. Stress would be a trigger as well but I could also go into afib simply when watching TV.
I don’t drink at all now and I limit caffeine to an occasional piece of chocolate. I had an ablation in August and all is well, no afib at all. But I still am careful with triggers and don’t drink, watch stress, and limit caffeine.

Sat, Jan 4 11:31am · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had an ablation in August and have had no problems since. Am on Lorsatan once a day and Eliquis 2x daily. Previously had afib 2-3x/week. I'm wondering what's holding your doctor back from the ablation. So glad I had it as I worry less and am comfortable that my health is much better.

Thu, Jan 2 10:12am · Getting back to healthy eating after the holidays in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I like "don't try to do too much at once" and "falling off track doesn't mean you've failed" from the article. When I track my foods, I discover that I have room to eat more if I stop eating certain foods. For example, if I skip the slice of cake, I can eat a higher quantity of healthier foods and feel more satisfied and less hungry overall. I've used the app "Lose It" to track my calories for several years. When I stop tracking, I gain, when I track, I maintain or lose. Good luck to all!

Dec 30, 2019 · Getting back to healthy eating after the holidays in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Over the last many months I’ve lost almost 40 pounds. My plan was simple – eat less. For the the last two months, my goal was not to continue to lose but rather to maintain. Now I’m focusing back again on losing weight by eating less. I track everything I eat which helps me regulate what and when I eat. I don’t eliminate foods as I know that’s not sustainable but I rather eat a small portion. Good luck!