hi my name is jenn and i am 32 i have svt and b4 my meds that i am on when i would have a svt i would almost pass out then my heart would beat really really fast and sumtimes felt like it was doing sumersults, its very scary dealing with svt but its also better knowing yer not alone! some svt's can be controlled by meds or if those dont work then its time for a ep study with possible ablation....i had a ablation done in nov that did not work, prolly due 2 me being 2 afraid of being off my meds i didnt stop them like i was told so the doc couldnt really get my heart 2 do anything but he ablated a spot he thought was the issue ...i was fine 4 a month then they came back worse, due for my next ablation july 8th and also my svts or flutters would get worse around my period and i asked my doc bout that and he said of course it would cuz yer hormones r all messed up and yer blood levs. change hope i answerd some questions u had if u ever need 2 talk i check in here every few days or i have messenger that i am all of the time lovemykitty23 (yahoo) have a good one and member yer not alone! god bless~!
My SVT (undiagnosed, not caught on EKG, but yet doctors believe it's SVT and I'll just have to trust them) starts when I'm really anxious and doing some physical activity. It starts with PACs (caught on EKG) or just a big BAM in the chest. Afterwards, my heart rate is unbelieveably quick and "light" for some seconds, if I stop and catch my breath, and try to relax, it slows down to a "normal" exercise heart rate.
I don't get dizzy at all, it's just my heart rate going far above what it's supposed to. It's probably SVT and not VT because it's preceded by PACs and not PVCs. Anyway, it's extremely scary. A small dosage of beta blockers easily controls the problem in my case.
I feel 2 different kinds of svt. One where I have big squeezing fast beats and lots of flip flops happen when I try to break the svt with valsalva. Always works during this kind. Sometimes I will get a second attack in the same day during this kind.
The other is a fast beat and regular rhythm that I can't usually break and have to go to the hospital to get converted.
Mine always happen when I am doing nothing like just sitting around watching tv.
I usually feel like I am going to die during svt. Very frightening for me.
i also suffer from svt and i am 17 weeks pregnant. i used to only get a really bad case every 6 months or so in which id move a certain way or it would just come on with i giant thump then flippin floppin palpatations like i cant catch my breath then it would race normally up2 220+ bpm which off course is terrifying bearing down holding my breath and the kneck massage never worked for me neither did beta blockers so i kinda just have to deal with it the now! it can bring on panic attacks too which make it a whole lot worse! CURRENTLY IM LIVIN WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF SVT DAILY SEVERE EXHAUSTION FATIGUE PALPS dizzy spells ect but theres nothing i can really do until ive had the baby which is due in december after which i fully intend to go ahead with the ablation, yes it is invasive and sometimes they dont find the right area but its got to be worth a try after all it is the only way to possibly get rid off svt for good! id rather try than continue to live with svt as the symtoms do worsen over time and your quality of life does suffer greatly! chow for now gemma o and if any 1 wants to ask any questions or has any info/advice for me please email me ***@****
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