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Hi everyone so I'm booked in for the ablation tomorrow at 12pm. I only got the appointment last week as it was a cancellation. As it's so close to the time I'm getting very scared now and I've got voices telling me this time tomorrow I'll be dead. I suffer with bad anxiety anyway but SVT has made it worse. I want the procedure because I'm only 24 and it's ruined the last 2 years of my life, I've lost my Childs father because of all this, he's left me and found someone else. Please any words of wisdom for me tomorrow. I've just been in to kiss my 2 year old goodnight I need to do this for her. Thank you so much x
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relax and you will be fine in a few hours, the recovery is a little hard since you will be tired, but that is normal you have to give time to your heart to be recovered. But beside that most people get successful when they do this procedure. For me it was not but successful I take medication Metroprolol and I saw my Card
Doctor and he wants me to change for Propranolol because he said is going to help me with my anxiety. Is not easy but all of us are in the same boat. Did someone try that medication Propranolol? and have some bad or good experiences with that.
my GP put me on Propranolol to help take the edge of my anxiety and panick attacks. I was taking 10 mg in the morning and evening and it helped me a lot, also with my migraines. I still take a pill every now and then, when I feel like my anxiety is getting harder to control. I have a very good experience with it, no side effects at all.
Hey. It could be that a cancellation is the best thing because you don't have so long to anticipate it! Please remember these are experts at what they do and Its a very low risk procedure with a high success rate. They wouldn't be doing the ablation in your case unless it was so!
I had my ablation 5 years ago and it cured my SVT completely, no meds, no cardio checks, nothing. Its a huge amount of anxiety gone from my life.
My memory of the procedure was that it was no worse than just a single episode of the same duration. It really is no big deal.
When you arrive they will give you a tablet to chill you out so it wont be any kind of a stressful situation. They'll also give you a local so you dont feel any pain of any kind. Then they will use the device to briefly trigger SVT so they know the precise site to burn a little tissue from (which I don't remember feeling either). When the short SVT episode stops you then probably be cured for good.
Next thing you know its all over and they will probably let you go home a few hours later.
Trust me, the anticipation and the small amount of discomfort is a tiny price to pay for being rid of this horriible condition.
Will be thinking of you and hoping it all goes as well for you as it did for me.
Please come back and let us know how it went.
All the best
You're going to be fine. This is going to be a new chapter in your life. I had mine done in December and I couldn't be happier about having had the procedure done. Just focus on getting this done and how you are going to need to find someplace comfortable to rest for the next day or 2, however you feel, and plan on what you're going to do without having this in your life anymore. It's actually pretty cool when you think about it. After a few months you'll forget all about it. They actually have it down to a science, lol 😂! Let us know how it went for you afterwards. Chin up!💪🏼
I want to tell you that you will be just fine. It seems scary but just think how much better you eill be after.
I went for an ablation last June but it was unsuccessful as they could not find the irregular circuit. My SVT is random and I came off the beta blocker for the procedure and never went back on it.
I have anxiety too. Prior to my procedure I was schedules 3 weeks prior but it was postponed by the hosital for some other emerg. I remember trying to walk from the car to the hospital and could not feels my legs. They were all jittery and jerky. The staff after telling me I would not have the procedure done that day could see how anxious I was. So they took me for a tour of the cath lab and showed me everthing. that certainly helped me for the 3 week wait.
I am having a 2nd attempt but have to wean off my medications as the doctor thinks it was unsuccessful because of the anxiety med I was on. I am slowly weaning off and then will go again.
I think the worst thing about the whole thing was the laying and not moving after. Though I was so disappointed it did not fix my SVT (AVNRT), I will diffently go again. They are so kind and you can ask as many questions as you want. I am in Toronto Canada.
I truly believe that once it is done and corrected your anxiety will diminish. We anxious people tend to create more anxiety.
Just think about never having to worry about whether you will have SVT again
Pretty amazing eh?
You will be just fine. Remember to take about 2 days and relax. I went through the whole thing, just not the correction. I went up to my cottage and relaxed for 3 days. Just enjoyed some quiet time. The groin mught hurst a little bit,
I will be anxious to hear how you made out. You will do great.
Just think about your lovely 2 year old, and not having to worry about tachey again
Please keep in tough and let me know. You cam PM me any time
Try and stay calm you will be in good hands think of the positive and think this time tomorrow I'm a step closer to all this improving not the negative, as for the child's father selfish and when your emotionally better as well as a improvement in your health it's his loss he should of stuck by you Xiamen myself have had a ablation please let me know about how you get on xxx
Hi Hun good luck and remember anxiety is our brains way of lying to us don't listen to it just breath and the hospital will look after you
I thank you all for your comments it helped a lot and after a few weeks I will post a blog about the procedure to help people that was scared like me. Thank you everyone X
Looking forward to hearing about it
Truly fine and uplifting news. I'm sincerely pleased for you. The blog sounds like an excellent idea, and it should help lots of people. Thnamks for such a wonderful report.
I apologize for my lousy typing. I'll use my excitement for you as an excuse.
Im 23 and currently debating the ablation procedure. Beta blockers havent really helped me and they make me feel terrible. I only usually get svt during exercise or certain quick movements but I can't avoid those things all the time. I was wondering if you could maybe send me a direct message so I could ask you more questions regarding the procedure? I'm so glad it worked out for you!!
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