Crazy palpitations!

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I’ve had constant palpitations for the last 24 hours. Really making me crazy! It got so bad when I tried to go to bed last night that I took a 25mg metoprolol. (I take a 50mg tablet daily for SVT, but had the 25 on hand from a failed attempt to reduce the dosage.) It helped me get to sleep and so far this morning I’ve had only a few flutters. I’m just on edge waiting for it.  I’ve seen my PCP, cardiologist and a heart rhythm specialist and all say the SVT is benign and my heart is healthy. This just freaks me out which I know makes it worse. They’ve all said menopause will cause palpitations and PVCs which 48 hours on a holter monitor confirmed last year. I’m 47 and 20 month’s post meno. Shouldn’t this be calming down by now? 

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    I had them for some time and they've now gone be patient it will be fine I also freaked out when i had them didn't take any medication but it eventually stopped now I'm dealing with itchy skin and anxiety and pray I'll be fine eventually

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    Hi Teri...I think it does slow down but some days comes roaring back when a surge of estrogen or something happens. I know that seems to be what happens with me. I'm also on Toprol XL..100 mg once a day. Doc says my anxiety sends my blood pressure through the roof so he put me on that. Although it does help, every once in a while those annoying and scary flutters rev up for a day or two. That's when I remind myself that the doctors said my heart is healthy and I'm doing everything I can to keep it that way.

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      I wonder about a higher dose, because my anxiety is a huge factor too. I worry my blood pressure would drop too low. I didn’t have HBP to start and the 50mg has it usually 110/75. My heart rate is generally in 50s or 60s at rest. I’d probably pass out! I took the extra 25 last night so hoping that’s ok once in a while. 
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      I had the heart flutters too!  Lasted a whole summer I was in hell!  I had a heart ultrasound, a heart monitor and it was determined my heart was fine.  I think it was hormones. When I get them once in awhile now, I don't panic and they go away.

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    Hi

     I know how you feel I was on vacation when it started to happen to me I had just finished my period at that time I found epsom salt baths 2 cups In the tub and sit for a half hour helped then I bought chelated magnesium from amazon I take four a day they helped immensely once in a blue moon I will have a flutter but nothing like what they were this all sucks how some women breeze thru this is beyond me I take it a day at a time

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    Can I ask if your SVT started at the time of your menopause.  I also have SVT and mine started when I was in my early forties and I am wondering if it is linked to the menopause.
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      I may have always had it, but it’s worse in the last year. SVT was diagnosed by accident during a stress test 2 years ago. I was there because I was having chest pain, which turned out to be my gall bladder. The cardiologist asked if that happens often. Honestly I thought the occasional flutters I felt  were heart palpitations. It happened 2-3 times a week maybe, depending on how much caffeine I had. It didn’t bother me at all. Holter monitor showed only 4 instances in 2 days. For the next year it didn’t increase in frequency and I was not medicated. Then in November (12 months since last period) it exploded. I would have a racing, flip flopping heart all day long. And my anxiety was through the roof. Now I’m medicated and it has helped except for what seems like a monthly spike for a day or two. I’m keeping a diary now so I can track it. So far in June and July my symptoms have been bad from the 14th-17th of the month. Like a cycle! So I definitely think meno is playing a role. 
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      I now take daily medication to control it and although it seems much better I still get the occasional days when it seems like my heart is jumping about all day.  I believe they are linked to my hormones, but doctors don't think so

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      I don’t think any doctor will say meno or hormones are the definite cause. My doctors - including my gyn - just say it “can be a cause”. Admittedly my stress level has been bad in the last year, but I’ve had stressful times in my life before that didn’t cause this. Good luck to you! 
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