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Hi, I'm sure you know my name but either way I live in Australia.
I dignoised with S.T.V after coming off a drug known as Abilify that was put into my body via an injectable form (because I resisted medication) I had also previously taken medication that is dangerous for the heart called Clozapine for a condition called Paranoid Schizophrenia which was misgnoised after I had was forcibly injected with abilify.
Ever since I got off Clozapine my heart had acted a bit funny, first it was pain coming from my lower stomach at the bottom of my ribcage were my ribcage bagain, at first I thought it was stomach spasams and tried to treat it with valium which made not care about the situation, it didn't take away the pain but due to my frequency visits to the E.R because they were tired of my visits they send me to the psych ward were I was exposed to druggies and drug dealers my time wasn't very pleasant. Not to mention I was on a drug known as propranolol because I had a very high heart rate and it helped me with anxiety however the phychatrist took me off it because he thought it was useless and they thought a forcible injection of abilify was the correct solution.
I have my first 'bout of S.V.T when the injectable form of abilify was weaning off. So I managed to capture it on video camera and the paramedics were able to reverse it with valsalva maneuvers. I didn't have another 'bout of S.V.T for until I saw my cardiologist who put me on Atenolol 25 mg. I was sitting in the car with my Dad and felt one coming on so I simply just preformed the techique by myself and stopped it, another one came when I was sitting at my computer desk. Atenelol was a great drug for a while, i was able to get back to walking for a bit and I was offered an ablation which I put off for 2 months because I didn't want to risk an operation to my heart. However while exercising and pushing myself to the limit the S.V.T's would linger back and cause me to pass out while I had a hold of my dog which was 'dangerous' for other people. Not to mention I begain to suffer with bradycardia and low blood pressure.
So I made the choice to get the ablation done and mostly all I heard were positive reviews. In the case of my luck the procedure was a living nightmare. Prior to this I had to get off my betablocker for a whole week. I had one of the best cardologists in my area but I was anxious as hell. I thought I was going to get knocked out and wake up but the opposite happened I was simply 'sedated' with a hypnotic. Due to my benzo addiction that I developed, the hypnotic did not work as intended, every prod, every tug and every pull was felt vividly and antagonising. For the next two hours I was 'highly aware' of everything that was going on. He stated he found the problem that was located at the back of my heart in the upper left chamber which he proceded to burn 15 times. After all the adreneline pumping drugs and the prodding he could not seem to get my heart to go back into an S.V.T. Which I proceded to do the whole 6 hour recovery thing. And for the next 8 hours my heart rate was going 140 bmp before it reduced down to normal.
I begain to go into the cover stages, I took about 4 days until I started to move properly. Everything seemed to be going fine until I started to sweat violently get dizzy and felt like I was going to pass out. I had a fact sheet that said if you had an of these symptoms please go to the E.R. However because of my visits there previously I didn't care if I died I simply called my Cardiologist who told me that would pass in 7 - 10 days. Which it kind of did. Every once and a while I'll get dizzy and feel like passing out. A month went by and I proceded to attempt to get back into the gist of things, sexual activities, walking going down into the shop and attempted to plan to move somewhere else. However all of these activities would bump my heart rate up to 150-160 bmps, I also had an oxi-mointer on which tell me my pusle rate and oxygen levels. My oxygen levels would drop down to about 85 while my heart stayed around about 110 during any form of 'normal walking'. So I got a holter mointer, I knew I would pass out so I asked my father to help me go for a power walk but he said he couldn't be bothered doing anything and I took my atenolol agian to deal with these fast heart rate symptoms. I would also start to develop a rash right where my heart was, on my back which would ich and sting. Doctors simply told me to put creams on it but it never resolved no matter what I do.
I simply at this point gave up to the point where I was going to jump off a building if they were not going to give me a stress test, I couldn't leave the house, I couldn't do any sexual acitivity (being male kinda important), caffeine was a a no go, I couldn't even play video games properly because it would get me too excited. Either way I got the stress test sorted. I decided I'd get off my beta blockers 3 days prior for the best results. Presumably I said my goodbyes to a lot of people because of my luck and asked the person who was preforming the stress test what would happen if I had a heart attack and what I should do? He laughed saying I was too young, but boy me and him were about to comfirm that I had bad luck. Getting up onto the tredmill my heart rate sky rocketed to 160 before it even begain dropping rapidly back down to 110. I would begin to walk, steadily at first, 115, 130, when it inclined at the beginning 160 then it inclined to the second beginning stage 170. Then . . . even before it started the third stage 180 the PVC waves would start to show I was hitting an SVT. The doctor quickly came to my add and told me to try and relax. I stated 'I can't'. I was told to lay down she asked me to cough as I could and I did so and nothing happened. So she started rubbing my neck and it brough it down a little, she told me to do it myself and I did more and a little more. Before it was completely back to a normal rhythm . The doctor said 'you have to take it easy and walk around slowly' I promptly replied snarkly 'I know'. My Cardiologist was informed and I was simply given another date to go see him which he suggested another abolation, after the first one I'm not sure I'm willing to go through with a second one. My only question is what should I do?
All I've noticed is that I've put on weight after the operation, my heart rate is faster, my oxygen levels are dropping and I'm serverly depressed because of my situation. I'm always alone I'd prefer living on the street with good health if I could. The last thing is got a rash on my back located where my heart is. 95% chance success rate kinda seems like there is something else going on with me. It's just because I'm 'too young' 25 everybody treats me like sh*t. If I was 50 I'd be in hosptial for months for them trying to figure out what is wrong with me.
Additional notes: Yes I'm no longer taking any phychatriact medication, they've backed off. I'm planning a lawsuit but it's very hard for even me to get from one location to the house to the other. And I will admit I'm physically/metally addicted to valium. I also take atenelol 25 mg which only bring smy heart rate down to 88 bmp, it used to bring it down to 54. If somebody could please help me figure out what is going on with me it would be appreciated. Also I was very physically fit before and after the phychatric medication I loved to go for walks but now I can't.
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