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Hello. I hope someone can help me. I am a 63 year old woman who has been having spasmodic SVT's for 4 years. In 2013 I started monitoring them and I had 5 in various months and noticed they were all in the early hours of thursday morning. I had one in January this year also on thursday morning around 5am but didnt have one again until 8th September which was on a Monday morning. This was a strange as it happened in the shower bending over to pick up the soap. It was a good one. It only lasted an hour. They usually last anything from 1 hour to more than 3. This is very bad for a person of my age because I am exhausted after. This prompted me to go to my GP to ask her if there was anything she could give me that would bring my heart rate back to normal within half an hour. She prescribed me Flecainide. As if to test me I had an SVT the following morning at 5.05 pm. I felt it come on as I turned over in bed from my right side to my left side and put my arm under the pillow. I took the Flecainide and more than 4 hours later after doing the breathing, coughing, yawning, bearing down techniques my husband, who suffers with Parkinsons Disease, had to drive me to A & E. My heart rate was 189. The Flecainide had done nothing.
Can anyone advise what medication can bring the heartbeat down? In the past I had been given Bisoprol 5mg x 2 to be taken at the onset of an attack but I understand this is not 'a pill in the pocket' tablet. We go abroad for 6 weeks in the winter because its good for my husband but I am so afraid something will happen over there. I have had one in January for the past 2 years so kind of expect another then.
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