In February through May of this year I became very unwell. Nothing in my body was working. I think I had two events, which I put down to having a 'bug', I had arrhythmia anyway, and again, thought it was that. I was also putting on a lot of weight, and the chaos in my chest, well, I just got used to it. I am a male, aged 58, and have never been ill in my life. Diagnosed late May with Persistent AF, with no start date evident, and I got myself a Private Cardiologist. I am currently on 15mg, Bisporolol, yes, 15mg, which is keeping my heart rate at 75, with a consistent, good, BP. I am worried about this level, I also take 2x110mg, dibigotran, per day. They are setting me up for my first CardioV, scheduled late September, giving me 60/40 of success. Needles to say I am not very happy with this approach. Cardiologist talks about 'making me feel better', but I actually want a solution. They are also stating that I am not 'right',for ablation. Do not quite understand this. So, I have accepted that I will keep current dosage, and alter my lifestyle pretty radically, until after the first CV. Then it will be decision time. Any suggestions would be very much welcomed. Obviously the Bisporolol, is giving me the usual lethargy, very tired, fog, and some blackish moments. Will keep the forum posted as to my progress.