As researched I found that Flecainide should be dosed according to weight The EP confirmed this. Therefore, in my case I should only have 200 mg because I am less than 70 kgs. Furthermore, I should only receive the initial dose in hospital so that they can monitor me. So starting it at home is not a good idea and the EP was surprised that the GP had prescribed such a high dose and that I start the medication at home.
It has been agreed that I come off Amiodaron although I he said I could take it until January so as to help me over Christmas, eg. family gatherings. My husband and I decided it would be better to have a quiet Christmas.
In two weeks time it was agreed that I have a monitor fitted on me for three days. He suggested this when I said I was prepared to do this to pre-empt getting AFib. Otherwise, I just would have to wait for episodes to occur. If they did occur he prescribed that I take 2.5mg Bisoprolol. I thought this might be the case because when I started Amiodaron in the loading phase, I took 5 mg of Bisoprolol to stop an episode of AFib. Further, he said he would not advise taking Flecainide at this stage.
I hope this is comprehensive enough PeterWh