Thanks for the responses to my post last week about Flecainide and food, but I've had to come off it now. The ectopics got worse and worse and by the 4th day on it I was getting long runs of missed beats, extra beats and fast beats. Managed to get hold of my cardiologist who said stop taking it and go back to Bisoprolol, but was this right and would it have improved with time if I'd stuck it out on Flecainide? Has anyone experience of this? Flecainide seems to be the favoured drug by all as the alternatives all sound pretty awful.
I'm getting very low over all of this and its really getting me down - just been hit out of the blue with AF recently and my life is on hold - all the things that kept me going like hill walking, climbing or cycling with friends, followed by a couple of pints of real ale in a nice pub have stopped as these are the very things that seem to cause it. All my plans for a more active outdoor life when I retire next year seem to be in pieces now and I can't see a way forward.