SVT – Newbie

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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102 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve had SVT for as long as I can remember, but was officially diagnosed about 3 years ago. I’m not getting an ablation as I also have POTS and NCS, which are form of dysautonomia. An ablation can make those symptoms worse so I just deal. I have an rx for metoprolol but don’t take it since I can stop my SVT attacks by doing vagal maneuvers. I’m fairly exercise intolerant due to the SVT and dysautonomia so I don’t work out much; and have gained 30lbs as a result 🙁 

Post # 4
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339 posts
Helper bee

I’m sorry you are going through this. I dont have SVT but I do have an increased heart rates, resting anywhere between 90 – 120, due to Graves disease. I was posting to ask if you could talk to your doctor about lowering your dosage? Im on a completely different medication, but as time progresses and my levels get better, I am going to be taking a lower dosage. Excuse my niavete is this isnt an option. I hope everything works out! I will be saying a prayer for you. 

Post # 6
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339 posts
Helper bee

RubyXoLuv:  hmm, Thats not fun, especially since exercise is important to you… What does your doctor say about exercising? Is he against it?

Post # 7
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

RubyXoLuv:  I was diagnosed with SVT when I was 18 after about 2 years without answers and lots of missed episodes, monitors and tests. I remember having to wear a monitor for almost my entire junior basketball season. For the longest time, docs thought I had exercise-induced asthma. I was (and still am) very athletic and active. I, too, was put on Metoprolol and told I would likely be on it indefinitely. When I was 19 and away at college, I had an episode that lasted a few hours. It (very stupidly) was brought on by red bull and vodka. It scared the bejeezus out of my roommates and was the last straw for my parents. During spring break of that year, while most of my friends were partying it up on the beach, I scheduled my ablation. It was the best decision I ever made. The surgery lasted quite a bit longer than we were anticipating — about 5 hours. Oh and they freaked the crap out of me by allowing me to “come to” in the middle of the surgery and inducing an attack. They didn’t seem phased as I convulsed on the table, simply mentioning that they found the spots. Typically they want to keep you there a day or two, but I insisted on going home, so they let me. They went in through my femorals, which were bruised up pretty bad for a while. I still have 3 teeny tiny scars from the incisions. I will say, for a couple of months after the ablation, I still had occasional mild episodes, but I’ve been fantastic ever since. I hope I didn’t scare you, and feel free to pm me with any questions. Again, it was the best decision I ever made. I’m now 25 and still doing great. 🙂

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