Thanks again to everyone for all the help and support give through this group.
I have now seen seen a cardiologist and had a scan. It seems I have some artery furring but not enough to warrant further investigation though enough to stop me having flecainide so my main path forward will be an ablation. The cardiologist referred me to an EP (probably in Birmingham) but said it is unlikely that he or she will take me on because I have weight issues - though I'm not sure if that means he will not even see me. Part of the problem lies with me trying to manage my AF with food and it is definitely true for me that if I eat certain foods then my AF decreases but the food puts weight on me (main culprit is potatoes). I am very determined to change my lifestyle to lose the weight and become ablation suitable but she could not give me any indication about what would be an acceptable weight for the procedure. Does anyone have any idea? I am near 20 stone at present but 6 months ago I was17 stone. Also can heart disease halted through diet and lifestyle changes? I have high blood pressure being managed through medication but again this is linked to weight issues.