I'm 33 and getting myself mentally prepared for yet another med change. My EP doc swears this is the last one. If this doesn't work than it's a pacer for me, which I'm at peace with. (I've tried everything, except Amiodarone which I refuse to try because of the side effects.) My EP, who is wonderfully charismatic and skilled has decided not to do the AV Node ablation/pacemaker insertion unless I get a second opinion from another EP. This reassures me that my doc really does care about my wellfare. He just wants to make sure that he's not missing something since ablating my AV node is so final. So during my 3 day hospital stay (4 hours away from my hometown) for Tikosyn, my doc has arranged an EP consult with another doc. This will be the 2nd opinion visit. I'm not doing another ablation, as I've already had 3 with the last one paralyzing my R-phrenic nerve, so I'm not sure what good this 2nd opinion will be. We'll see. What is the 3 day hospital treatment like? I will be all by myself, and 4 hours away from my friends/family. I have a feeling that it will be like I'm being held captive. What is the follow-up while using Tikosyn? Do you have to have repeat EKG's, blood work, and doc visits every 3 months? Just wondering.