About Me: Female, 40, eastpointe, MI, member since Nov 2009
Im a proud mommy of 2dogs and a cat....lol I have had open heart surgery for an atrial spetal defect in 06 I was doing very well untill last yr in dec now im dealing with a fast heart beat that last up 2 45secs so im have'n an ep study done with abltion on nov 18th and
[More] hope i feel better after that I want so much in life and yet keep getting let down by health ....keep lose'n everything......jobs,family ,friends,faith.....on good days I love playing with the dogs they r silly, and just enjoy feeling good!!! I like to gamble,....slots- bingo I like cooking and make'n other laugh
open heart at 28 yrs old 4 atrail septal/sinus venosis and 1 ablation of my av node 4 svt 2 find out 4 3 yrs never had svt i had vt wide complex tachycardia got defibrillator put in 1-18-13
is ...about 2 throw in my towel n give up!
"thanks 4 the feed back i had a break down last nite about my icd but 2day i called medtronic and the guy i spoke 2 helped alot. thank god cuz last nite was bad 4 me i been tryn 2 b so strong threw all this but im human and im allowed 2 b..."
"Hi on the 18th i got a icd put in and i was just wondering if anyone could tell me how scary a shock is or how not scary it is or their exp. with there shock. I got my ICD bcuz I was having vt really bad ty"
Just a quick note to say hi! and I also wanted to ask you about the ablation and if it really worked in stopping your palpitations because I am scheduled to have one and am a little scared about it. hope your feeling better and all is going well. take care.
I know this sounds obvious and dumb but freaking about your heart (im guilty of it too) only makes it worse. I'm sure your away spiking your anxiety releases more norepinephrine and other neurotransmitters that make your heart race, I understand that your heart racing is mostly due to an underlying condition (from what ive read from you) but getting nervous about it only adds and perpetuates it. so while not freaking seems damn near impossible and doesn't seem to help when your going through an episode, consider that they alternative of heightened anxiety about it only exacerbates the situation. I had wicked anxiety about my heart that developed into GAD (gen. anxiety dis.) I have a mantra i repeat over and over. that helps me a little
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