Having suffered with what I was told was AF for some 8-years, symptoms being noticeably exasperated by everything from beta blockers to the various rhythm control drugs I was prescribed.
In desperation I posted my history on this forum and received comments from many people, one of whom was a specialist in the field (who's name I feel only fair to withhold). Having read my details it was suggested I was almost certainly suffering from Sick Sinus Syndrome or Tachy-brady Syndrome and that being the case, the drugs I was being prescribed would almost certainly aggravate the condition, where in his opinion a Pacemaker would control the very slow heart rates and in turn possibly reduce or negate the onset of the AF. I conveyed this information to my cardiologist and electrophysiologist both of whom dismissed the suggestion out of hand. Anyway, after many difficult years, I virtually insisted I have a reveal recorder implanted, this was done 3-months ago and unsurprisingly I've now been informed I need a pacemaker as I do suffer with pulse rates as low as 32 with numerous pauses of around 6-seconds which are inevitably followed by rapid AF.
I'm now looking forward to the pacemaker and hopefully a far better quality of life with greatly reduced instances of AF (fingers crossed).
I will certainly post how things progress.
Thanks to everyone who have taken time to post their experiences, information is knowledge and power, remember its your body and your heart, read as much as you can, understand your condition and make informed decisions.