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Hi All -

I have MVP - diag'd when i was like 16 now im 28. Over the past 5 or 6 years Ive developed alot more anxiety, feel palpitations sometimes, or a skipped beat, etc etc. Im currently on Atenolol 2x a day @ 50mg and Lotrel 5/20 once a day for HBP.

Ive heard that MVP can be a cause for the anxiety problems etc, is this true? Because of the anxiety im also on zoloft and xanax right now...but for the life of me id love to nail down the cause...

I also have been diag'd with sleep apnea and have been on cpap for 6 months. Im 6' 215lbs.

Any MVP Info would be great!

Thanks,
Adam
Quote from adam2000:
Hi All -

I have MVP - diag'd when i was like 16 now im 28. Over the past 5 or 6 years Ive developed alot more anxiety, feel palpitations sometimes, or a skipped beat, etc etc. Im currently on Atenolol 2x a day @ 50mg and Lotrel 5/20 once a day for HBP.

Ive heard that MVP can be a cause for the anxiety problems etc, is this true? Because of the anxiety im also on zoloft and xanax right now...but for the life of me id love to nail down the cause...

I also have been diag'd with sleep apnea and have been on cpap for 6 months. Im 6' 215lbs.

Any MVP Info would be great!

Thanks,
Adam


Adam, I've read two great books on MVPS (which I also have). The books have explained a lot for me including the anxiety, which I've always battled.
The books are: Confronting Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome by Lyn Fredrickson, and The Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia Survival Guide by James F. Durante.
The books explain each symptom, discuss diet & exersize for MVP, meds for MVP, etc. Very informative and I found them easy reading.
Something I found interesting and has helped me with the palpitations is simply drinking more water.
The anxiety is a tough issue. Lots of meds for that, like the ones you are taking. I just personally hate meds, but do take high BP meds, too. I tried the beta blockers for the palpitations, but hated the side effects, so opted out of those. I recently added fish oil capsules to my diet, just because they're supposed to be good for many things, and found that after a couple of weeks of using the fish oil, my anxiety just left. Haven't had anxiety attacks in about 2 and a half weeks, which is very rare for me.
But the books are well worth reading for anyone with MVP of MVPS.
Hellas