I have an increasing daily burden of daytime AF. It doesn't bother me overmuch. I could, but don't, sit and read a book all day to minimise the AF.
Because I am a stay at home dad, dealing with 2 kids and their assorted friends on a weekdaily basis, do all the housework, laundry, cook etc. Plus walking to the shops, defusing the tensions of a stressful day at work, the norm for my wife who is a very senior psychiatrist and trust management board member....
That just isn't an option, particularly now that alcohol is not allowed by my "little nest of vipers" ☹️
I take Sotalol 120mgs twice a day, which is getting near the usual limit, as rhythm control. The beta blocking action is a bonus, in modulating anxiety with it's associated adrenaline rush. I take Sertraline long term, like for ever, a life saver for me, literally.
Had probs with Flecainide and AFlutter. Not tried Propafenone.
Done most of the lifestyle things, not able to exercise as much as I would like, that always starts off a long episode.
Not really got the time to meditate, do take the MagCitrate, BMI 18, no caffeine. Gut biome super healthy thank you. Pretty decent sleep for a 69 male. Not tried the deep breathing thing, not sure how that works.
Do you think there are many alternatives for me beyond the second ablation which seems increasingly inevitable.