I am 81, fit and active, recently diagnosed by GP with AF following two events when I woke up in the middle of the night with indigestion and irregular but not fast heart beat, all sorted by 2 Rennies. Have refused anticoagulants until I see EP shortly and have stopped bisoprolol because of side effects and started magnesium, Q10, omega 3 and vit E. I have radically altered diet, given up caffeine and reduced alcohol. Blood pressure is consistent at 115/80 and pulse 70 (quite often mildly irregular but never speeds up). I have had no more events and have no other conditions unless EP finds other heart problems. My puzzle is that, unlike most of you, I feel much better (and pulse better) if I take a vigorous 4/6 mile walk every day. Even going up steep hills my pulse doesn't reach 100. My legs may get tired but there is no problem with breathing. Any comments?
I have also posted a reply to Stinky1953's question about acupuncture; I find it helpful.