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Mar 27, 2015 in the Anxiety Community - 2
What you're describing sounds like Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I know because I had a very serious case of it. It is easily corrected, but it requires a sleep study so technicians can measure the degree of your problem, and then apply corrective measures. I sleep great now. No more bolting up in bed and gasping for breath.
Mar 27, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 1
Sounds like a perfectly normal physiological reaction that we all experience upon standing.
Mar 27, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 1
What was your ablation for? I had one for AVRT form of supraventricular tachycardia. Following the ablation, I had clusters of PVC's along with occasional short runs of VT for up to a year following the procedure. I think 3 months is pretty early along in the healing game. Allow some more time.
Mar 27, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
By the way. I am on 75mg per day of Metoprolol, and have been as high as 200mg with no side effects except sluggishness at the high dose. I'm fine at 75mg and have taken it for 10 years, Now that I reread your post, do you think you're having syncope as a result of the medication of because the of Vtach?
Mar 27, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
Are you sure he said that you have ventricular tachycardia, and not supraventricular tachycardia. If you do indeed have frequent VT, the treatment window is pretty narrow. Propanalol is another med that could be tried. I would think that with frequent VT, that he'd be pushing for an ICD to intervene. Any talk about an electrophysiology procedure? Ab...
Mar 25, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 44
Read the following post by Jannie411. It will give you all of the details of the procedure. Jannie411 also has posts of preventing and post ablation notes. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Rhythm/Jannie411s-Ablation---Part-2--Section-2---The-Actual-Ablation-Procedure/show/1499077 I was completed sedated for mine and a tally felt nothing. If you get...
Mar 24, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
Most treadmill stress tests use a standard method referred to as the "Bruce Protocol". The test is a combination of speed and incline. The treadmill used has this program built into it, so your test would be just like my test. The idea is to walk as long as you can. Your test will start very slowly, but will increase in speed and incline at regu...
Mar 23, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
I can give you an opinion based on my arrhythmia that MAY be what others experience as well. My PVCs come and go. I experience clusters of them that will last for several days, them may disappear for days, even weeks at a time. Most of them occur during the warmer months, and disappear completely during our cold winters. I experience two types of "sk...
Mar 21, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
I wonder how much is absorbed through the skin vs. taking as a pill?
Mar 21, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
Antihistamines are a known trigger for people prone to supraventricular tachycardia. All my life, I was unable to take allergy drugs because of this reason. I would check with your physician, and pharmacist because I think there now may be compounds available with give the desired effect without the side effects. You could also address the tachycardia iss...