I'm awaiting ablation and have been prescribed Flecainide as a 'pill in the pocket' should I have any AF episodes. I used it for the first time yesterday and it was certainly effective? Around 40 minutes after taking 200mg I was back in NSR. My question to those with experience of 'pill in the pocket' use of Flec: I understand that it doesn't work for everyone but for those it does work for - has your experience shown it to be consistent or is it pot luck or perhaps its effectiveness tails off in time. I'm only talking about 'pill in the pocket' use - those on regular daily dosages will inevitably have different experiences.
I have a long-distance walk coming up at the end of April and a badly timed AF episode could scupper my ability to be involved. I'd like to be at least fairly confident - now that it's been shown to work for me - that should sod's law comes into play, I could pop a Flec and end the AF episode as quickly next time.