Just to share my experience post ablation because I see I am not the only one worrying. I was kind of surprised to hear from my EP to stop both medications just one month after the ablation - cold turkey. The explanation was that I was on Fleca "only" 9 months and just a small dose of Metopropolol for a couple of months.
So far so good - one week drug free except Eliquis. I still have abdominal cramps 5 weeks after my ablation. As for fatigue and shortness of breath I was OK the first 2 weeks but into the 3rd week I couldn't walk to my kitchen without stopping to catch my breath. My pulse would jump from 64 - 123 after just hundred small steps. Some days are good but some days just scare me. I had both sides ablated with procedure over 6 hours under general anesthesia. I think that doctors can be good and trained well - I couldn't even see the two scars in the groin after two days. However, there is something BIG missing. Mental state of patient is as important and proper preparation for what might come does not exist. If doctors could just spend a few minutes telling us the road to recovery might be very bumpy for some, then it could make a lot of difference. My doctor told me that after 8 days I should start to exercise (gradually). Kind of ironic - I was only getting worse after 2 weeks and sometimes could barely walk. I see that I am not the only one having problems. It seems that some of us have to go through it.