I was diagnosed with AF in 1994, but my attacks were so few and far between, say 1 or two times per year, very gradually becoming more frequent and stronger, until Sept 2012, when it became difficult to operate normally, [especially when I had the 9-week "cold" !] I was put on Warfarin, Digoxin and Verapamil, I cannot take beta blockers as I have Psoriasis. Is Verapamil a Rate or Rhythm drug? This regime seems to be stabilising it all, but I don't have much energy, and not enough confidence to go out alone for long.
I have been fascinated reading such well researched comments from many, Beancounter; BobD; GrandmaSRM, and The Stand; Please don't stop writing, you have SO much well-considered info to help us who are new to all this ! I, and so many others really appreciate the time you spend considering your answers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart !!!