Re: Neurocardiogenic Syncope
The IST I mentioned is Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. So, my heart rate needed slowing down. The dr. wanted to get me in the 50's, but my heart "wouldn't cooperate". I am now somewhere in the normal range most of the time. In the beginning I was on a different beta blocker, atenolol (Tenormin) and I needed a calcium channel blocker, verapamil, to help slow the rate down. The dose of atenolol I could take before side effects was very small, that is why he added the ccb.
Give it a try, try a small dose 1st. If you react the same as me and as your dr. predicted, you will feel much better.
Last edited by jpos; 07-12-2005 at 03:11 PM.