I have had two ablations for symptomatic AF, the second one exactly one year ago. And then one year to the day I had a 5 minute AF episode, and then on Sunday night I had an episode for an hour, all recorded on my Alive Cor. The episode stopped en route to the hospital!! But I continued the trip to A&E and waited 7 hours to be seen by a doctor. I also have had bad gastric problems possibly from taking codeine for several weeks to relieve the pain of sciatica. So the thought is that the gastric problems have precipitated AF, but the beast was lurking!!!
I contacted my EP in Birmingham and he has suggested starting Flecainide again, and sort out my gatric issues and we will talk in a month. He is not happy to do more than three ablations.........so what is left then?????
I know others here have sorted gastric problems by diet so need to re read those postings. I am taking Magnesium, Diltiazem, Rivoraxaban...and now Flec!!
Feeling tired and disappointed and confidence rock bottom.
I read the lovely mail here daily and appreciate having a local AF group for support.