I read somewhere on here that Paroxysmal will in time become Permanent. I had my annual hospital check-up yesterday (wth a Cardiologist, not an EP). In the past whenever I've had AF it's my neck which has alerted me, without me checking for my pulse there. Yesterday at 9.15 I didn't feel that I was in AF, but I was, and that was confirmed by an ECG. It's AF which I'm not aware of, except when I see beating on my right wrist, if I have my hand in a certain position, to the left of the left-hand side vein. I've also felt it in my pulse. I've had paroxysmal AF for about 21 years, but only diagnosed 12 years ago, I'm nearly 72. I take 150mgs Flecainide twice a day, and Warfarin. I also have Chronic asthma, and wear compression socks to combat lymphoedema. I also have an enlarged prostate and the medication for that doesn't seem to be working - it's being investigated. I'm 6' 7", overweight, but not obese, don't drink coffee or eat soya, which have been triggers in the past. I'm active, although not good at running. I'm trying to get weight off.
I'm still in AF, although I can't feel it, pulse about 66 resting. The question is, should I do anything about it? I feel I spend far too much time at my local medical centre, although one doctor told me that I never waste their time. Specialist says I shall be put on a 24hr heart monitor. How long should I be in AF before I ask for medical help? I've never had an ablation. Sorry if this is a daft question.