I wanted to pick the forum's brains regarding Ablation or Medication. I'm sure people will have different views, but I want to try and get an understanding of where I am in my AF journey. I'm currently under a Consultant Cardiologist who when I had my initial appointment placed me on Amiodarone. My medication has been reduced and other than the odd slip back into AF I appear to be responding to it well. I'm aware of the possible side effects with this drug and have highlighted this to my Doctor. He is of the opinion that the meds work OK and the dosage I'm on "Shouldn't" cause me any problems. However, I have been advised to have 6 monthly Thyroid checks. In the short term I have had no side effects and feel great. I'm in NSR and as active and busy as I was before AF. I did have one slip up a while ago and the Doc suggested I up the meds for a short while to see if that would sort me out. It did, but he did stress if it didn't I would be in for a Cardio Version. I asked about an ablation, more I wanted to get an understanding. He is of the opinion that me being healthy and responding to medication an Ablation isn't without risks and is not my best option. I believe there is nothing more he can do and I've booked an appointment with my GP to discuss the past few months and discuss my future medication. I am going to request an appointment with an EP, as I have learnt these guys are the specialists. I'm 41 and fit, healthy and active. The medication is working for me, so should I consider an ablation and would I be considered for an ablation?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.