I've been reading the posts on the forum and they have helped me so much. I was finally diagnosed with PAF in March, following a year of being told by my GP that there was nothing wrong. I had to visit a private GP to get a referral to a cardiologist. Fortunately, Benenden Healthcare helped with the cost of the echocardiogram and 7 day monitor but it has still been an expensive journey. My cardiologist is very good and suggested drug therapy before considering the surgical route. 3 weeks of Flecainide nearly killed me off! Have now been prescribed blood thinners and a beta blocker. I only have 1 episode a week, if that, and never lasts longer than 2 minutes. Happy to take blood thinners but am thinking about giving up other drugs as I can cope with the symptoms and I get my quality of life back.
Any advice would be gratefully received.