I have had vagal PAF for many years I am 54 and other wise fit and healthy. and managed to control it without drugs except very occasional flecainide until about 6 months ago when the events became so frequent that i decided to start taking flec continuously. I take 100 mg twice a day and that controls my rhythm most of the time. Sometimes is goes out of rhythm at night or I wake up in AF but this soon clears,
When in AF i still function fine though i feel anxious and edgy I am still physically capable.
I have now come to the top of the waiting list for an ablation and cant decide whether its really worthwhile when the flec is doing the job.
I dont really notice any significant side effects from the flecainde to hough taking such a powerful drug long term does give me some concern.
I am also concerned about the ablation ablation procedure and worst of all finding myself damaged as a result.
The thought of a drug free future is very appealing but is it worth the risk when I seem to tolerate flecainide which brings everything undercontrol.
I also wonder whither future ablation procedures or bio tech solutions might be worth waiting for.