Hello. I have suffered from SVT since I was a teenager. I automatically knew (for some odd reason) that holding my breath and squeezing my body reverted it back. As I research different forums, I'm realizing that I am the total opposite of many people who posts about there worries. My SVT episodes were more frequent at a young age, but I barely get them now. I could go years without an episode, and even then, it only lasts for ten minutes. The last time I had an episode was this January 2021 when I was doing burpees. Before that, I haven't had an episode in five to six years.
I've lost over 50 pounds and I have another 40 pounds to lose. Instead of reverting myself out, I driven myself to the hospital so they could catch the episode. They did, and they did not have to give me the drug to reset my heart. My heart rate was at 200. Since then, my diet has been even cleaner, and I have seince lost another 10 pounds.
I guess I'm here to look for support. Although my episodes are so infrequent, I live with anxiety every single day. I'm afraid that it will happen more frequently. I'm afraid that this is what is going to take me off of this earth. I'm afraid that now since my life is going so well, something drastic is going to happen to my heart.
What brings the episodes on is when I am doing something strenuous, or if I bend down too quickly. I'm just so afraid that my heart is a ticking bomb. My doctors cleared me with a healthy heart, despite the SVT diagnoses, and advised that I keep going on with life. "Consider yourself one of the lucky ones." They say that it is not life threatening, but I'm just not sure.
I haven't had an episode since January. For those who do not get episodes as often as the others, how do you ease your anxiety? How do you move on?