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I have been suffering from what my cardiologist says is most likely sporadic SVT episodes for 10+ years now. None of my episodes have been captured via ECG but i have had all of the tests done. My episodes seem to be triggered by exercise (even if only moderate) while i am depleted (hungry or tired), but this isnt always the case. They have lasted from 10 minutes to 1hr + .
This condition gives me alot of anxiety with my job and recreational activities. I work in remote locations often, i often enjoy hiking and travelling as a hobby. My fear is always that i will get an attack at the worst time like when i am hiking with a big group of people, thoughts like 'will i be stuck at the top of a mountain waiting for an episode to stop?' , 'Am i going to have a make a big scene when explaining what is happening to me if it doesnt stop right away?', its probably not healthy to keep hiking through it so 'are they going to have to call a rescue crew in to get my out?' , 'is my boss going to want to send me out if he knows i have this condition and might have an attack?' , 'are people going to want to hike/travel with me?', 'am i going to have to change careers?' This is of course on top of the fact that they are physically very annoying and debilitating.
Luckily i can go long stretches of times right now with out these episodes, and try to follow my rules for avoiding 'triggers' which helps to control these anxious worries/thoughts, but what can i expect for the future? For those who have had this for a long time have they gotten more frequent?, have triggers stayed the same? Are techniques to terminate episodes still effective for you? Have the durations increased?
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