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I am wanting to know how people cope mentally with never knowing when it will occur. Background is had 1st svt attack 7 yrs ago triggered by menopause. Until january this year medication free. My attacks would last minutes and i would feel faint. The manouvres would stop the attack. Eventually was getting few second attacks daily. Had moniter implant 3 yrs ago under electrocardio at blackpool. Jan this year had a 6 hr spell with recurring svts lasting few minutes. Hospital put me on bisoprolol which was wonderful at slowing heart but my childhoid asthma meant i git increasingly tight chested so after 2 weeks had to stop them changed to verapamil 80mg 3 tines a day. Didnt stop the little daily attacks and they hamnered my liver! Hadvto reduce to 40mg 3 times day and the svt dsily attacks increased. Few months ago i refused ablation although i can phone cardio secretary and ask to be listed at anytime.
Yesterday out of the blue svt started and and felt very very erratic like box of frogs in chest. Nothing i did helped so hour later in the hell of a&e. They tried 3 times with adenosine to stop it but each failed. That is one evil drug! They gave me more verapamil but still same. They then said wait for another hour as i was stable otherwise and after 5 hrs from start it suddenly stopped.
They have put me back up to 80mg verapamil and gp to moniter liver and i will be phoning cardio sec asap to be listed for ablation although i guess on nhs long wait.
In meantime every missed heartbeat and i have always had loads of them is freaking me out as the thought of a repeat of yesterday with the war zone that is a&e now is terrifying.
Any words of wisdom as in how others have stopped attacks other than usual manouvres and how to live eith threat gratefully received and thank you for reading
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