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Old 01-30-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy Svt

Hi, my name is Abby, i'm 20 and i've recently been diagnosed with SVT. I've had it ever since i was about 13 but about 10 months ago it began to become unbearable and happened everyday/more than once a day. I was put on Metoprolol 50mg but it lowered my heart rate to only 35bpm and my blood pressure dangerously low so i have been taken off it and put onto Tambacor (Flecanide) 50mg because a long with the SVT there are several other things wrong including arrhythmia etc. I have been taking Tambacor for just over a week now and all my symptoms are becoming worse than they were before. I can't even sit and watch tv without my heart fluttering or beating rapidly (It can get to 220bpm by just sitting here) and i get severe tightness in my chest, short of breath and my left arm gets pins and needles and feels very heavy. It's stopping me from every day life and i am very worried.

Would anyone happen to know what i should do seeing as i have already been taken in an ambulance 3 times this year and don't really want to go again

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Oh Abby, I'm sorry you're suffering. All you can do, really, is speak with your doctor and tell them about your symptoms, and maybe they will try you on yet another medication. I have been on Verapimil for my SVT and am very happy with it. Good luck!

Old 02-08-2014, 10:08 AM   #3
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Re: Svt

Hi hun. Have you seen a specialist? They should offer you an ablation which is simple keyhole surgery. In most cases it eradicates the problem. I was diagnosed at about 14 years old having had it since 10 years old. I had ablation at age 16 and I'm 30 now. Its only ever anxiety, panic or stress that brings on a flutter but a matter of seconds. SVT is dangerous if left untreated as the heart will eventually tire out. Don't worry get it treated it shouldn't stop you doing anything in life.

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