I know I did not have placebo effect after my first ablation. Now as I'm facing my second and got such great encouragement from many of you after reading medscape article I wish I had not read itI know on these forums there are all the pros and cons for everything however I have to admit article shook me up as I'm trying to convince myself I need the second which I do in spite of what "they may not know of long time effects of ablation". I already know short term effects of drugs that make me sick, what about the long long list of horrible side effects from heart medications that may effect people. Is it facing the lesser of the two evils? The whole thing is very overwhelming and I just cannot be second guessing myself as I'm trying to get my appointment for 2nd shot at "success".