You gave me a general answer to a previous question regarding atrial tachycardia. could you help me with the following?
I first had a problem 6 years ago when I was admitted to hospital with a heart rate of 160/180 resting. I had all sorts of treatment, ecg, shock treatment, antibiotics, drugs but none of them slowed the rate down. I stayed in itu for two days and then after 4 days they let me out. my heart rate slowed down eventually. for 3 months after I took propanolol. since then I have had recurring palpatations. some much worse than others. after seeing my doctor so may times, being prescribed various things, including anti-depressents i went private and saw a different cardiologist. i wore a monitor to record the palpitations when they actually happened. now they tell me i suffer with atrial tachycardia which i know is ageneral term for this. they cannot give me a precicse term only that they are not fatal. just persistant.
could you tell me do certain things set them off? i do feel that my monthly cycle affects them. are they likely to disappear as quickly as they came? or will i have them for the rest of my life?
i now take atenolol 50mg in the morning and 50mg in the evening. they make me feel awful. really tired, sick, breathing is dificult sometimes. i dont think i could take them for the rest of my life. could stress play a big part? does alcohol effect them i know coffee does.
i feel life has been such a struggle for the last five years, i would just like to feel normal again. after all i am only 36 and still have a good few years like left in me.
is atrial tachycardia the same as atrial fibrillation?
i look forward to your reply
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