having failed rhythm control I am now on rate control which is reasonably satisfactory. I normally get one attack a fortnight which last for 6 to 8 hours and I am normally capable of doing heavy physical labour even during an attack. Sometimes however, normally at the start of an attack I have trouble even standing. My symptoms were far worse under rhythm control but I still get these dizzy spells and consequently am no longer allowed to do the voluntary conservation work on our offshore islands (New Zealand) that I live for.I suspect my symptoms are caused by low blood pressure (I'm normally a bit high) but having just bought a blood-pressure monitor all my symptoms have temporarily disappeared. I am on diltiazem metoprolol and digoxin and awaiting ablation.
There are so many people on this site who are so much worse than I am I feel guilty taking up your time and would just like to thank everybody for their support.
PS we had a good earthquake at around 2 a.m. this morning with really loud grumbling followed by one sharp bang.