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Apr 24, 2015 in the Anxiety Community - 6
Thank you both for your input. The crossover dose idea has been discussed with the physician, and it remains a backup plan. For now, she want to continue this current course. The vivid dreams and flailing about while asleep are not new symptoms. She's been doing this a few years now while on the Effexor. She was having a difficult time of it last ...
Apr 23, 2015 in the Anxiety Community - 6
Day 2 without Effexor. My wife says she feels good, but is beginning to experience "brain zaps" at intervals that are becoming closer together. Otherwise, she says she's feeling upbeat and said that she never felt "right" on Effexor as compared to Paxil.
Apr 22, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 26
Was the procedure for the AVNRT and A-fib done in one procedure? There is documented evidence that extensive ablations for A-fib carry a risk of CHF. I'd add that that it is not an insignificant risk either. I believe some 2% of ablations for A-fib resulted in CHF. You can find results of these studies, online. In the 5 years that I've been a...
Apr 22, 2015 in the Anxiety Community - 6
I thought I'd resurrect this thread to let you know that my wife has begun the transition back to Paxil. Despite my cautionary advice, she is determined to abruptly switch from Effexor to 20mg of Paxil, a 10mg lower dose than what she had been on. Last night she stopped the Effexor and started Paxil. We had an interesting night sleeping as I was awake...
Apr 21, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 13
You were leading a ROTC PT class and you experienced cardiac arrest.....? I would think that alone would disqualify you from serving in any branch of the US armed forces. Have you investigated that? What do they attribute that to? Don't hold me to this, but I believe we've had at least one other forum member here who was already in either th...
Apr 19, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
There is a tendency to withhold invasive therapy in elderly people until it has been proven to be safe and effective in those that are younger. There have been studies involving ablation procedures in senior people and even octogenarians, and it has been proven safe and effective with a low complication rate.
Apr 18, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 52
First, congratulations! If they examined the left side of your heart or did a number of burns, you may feel some achiness or downright pain dead center in your chest. It may last for a week or more before it slowly subsides.
Apr 13, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
Regarding your taking of omeprazole (Prilosec). Unless you've been told otherwise by a physician, this drug is made to be taken as a 2 week regime. The directions state that it should be taken in the morning before taking any food. When taken according to the instructions, I found it to be extremely effective in healing an ulcer created by long term d...
Apr 10, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 3
In my opinion, 4 times per day is excessive. As I aged, my near life long SVT increased to about 3-5 times per month. The increase in frequency as you age seems to be a pretty normal progression. For me, vagal maneuvers, ie. holding my breath and squeezing always worked. There are other things you can try. A face plant onto icy water works for some. Doi...
Apr 08, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 15
Having had SVT for 54 years, a near lifetime of it from 6 to 60, and speaking from my own experience, I never experienced chronic fatigue, extended periods of sleepiness, or the inability to sleep. It was quite the contrary for me as I was always on the go, and competing in various sports. If your daughter is medicated, I'd look there as the cause. If...