Hi. I am a 41 year old 'well-built' active male. I have had the 'odd' episode of palpitations for a few years (usually after a night out or pushing myself physically/over doing it) but was only diagnosed with PAF this year having completed the London Marathon. Since diagnosis, episodes have quickly become much more frequent and long lasting (from a day of palpitations every 5-6months to episodes lasting 3-4 days every few weeks). Initially I turned down any offer of tablets as I was told that they would affect my training. I am waiting to see a specialist about ablation. In the meantime I have just had an MRI (awaiting results) and after my worst episode ever last week, I have now given in and have started taking Flecainide (2 x 50mg per day). I ceased running/cycling last week and am currently seeing how I get on with the Flecainide for a few weeks before I do anything else physical. I am worried about starting to run/cycle again now in case I can't do it, or something happens to me! Also, I don't know if it is in my head, or coincidental, but I don't feel 'great' since taking the drugs, I feel slightly 'nauseas' - I think. I would be very interested to hear from anyone who has shared a similar experience, anyone who has exercised whilst taking Flecainide and anyone who has had successful ablation and now exercises without any 'significant' issues! Thank you very much, yan
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