had my ablation for Paroxysmal AF and AFlutter in January and when I saw EP Consultant end of March when I reported to him smugly that I had had not AF episodes or flutters since, was so pleased. Couldn't believe that the following week I had a bad run of irregular heart rate, long spells of ectopics but also mild AF, it lasted on and off for nearly a week. I contacted EP via his secretary, he advised stopping Propafenone and going back onto Flecainide (which I used to take but had stopped working) So I started Flecainide 50mg twice a day. Since then I have had 2 bad days about 2 weeks apart, when I woke up with ectopics which went into intermittent mild AF all day lasting until midnight. I ued to get really symptomatic aggressive AF, this was mild so I could get on with pottering about but wouldn't have liked to walk any distance as it shoved heart rate up too high. When I lay down or went from upright position it got worse, Finally I was in bed and when sitting upright it stopped, but laying down it started again - very weird. I'm now taking Flecainide and Verapamil, However, Just received the copy of letter from EP Consultant (from my visit a month ago!) to my doctor saying I can now come off Propafenone!! and then if no problems also Verapamil. Not sure what to do - I so want to come off the meds after 10 years it has been my goal, but am scared to take the leap. I will speak to my GP of course but he is very reticent to get involved with my heart meds!
Its 15 weeks since my ablation, no problems for 3 months and now these episodes - is this normal is my heart still healing? was it a success or does it mean I will have to go for a 2nd ablation?