i am 16 and suffer from svt

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:grrr: i hate these stupid attacks and they realy do my head in i am a dancer and it is hard for me bcoz it can happen in shows and can be really anoying and scrary at times. my cardiooligist has advised me to have an ablation in 6 months and i am now on the waiting list has any1 my age had 1 and cud tell me wat its like

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    Hey Im 16 also and have svt and i feel exactly the same it is horrible experience...and my friends often get real worried when i have an attack... i havent had one no...but also would like to know of what is the best way to get rid of it completely. thanks XXXX
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    hey!

    Just read ur note and must say im in the same situation at the mo! have had palpitations and blackouts since the early age of 15 up till now (23!) Doctors have recommended the ablation thou i am still a little uneasy about it..... I have been doing my own research and even spoke to someone personally who had the op don 4 years ago and she was about 38. She told me its more about fear of the whole thing than pain as u wud b under local anasthetic ( or so ive heard!)

    I have written about my own experience so feel free to have a read...... hope it helps!

    I am still deciding whether to go ahead with the op but i do think that ill end up having it sooner or later because i wudnt want to be taking constant beat blockers for the rest of my life and woundering whether they suddenly wont work anymore.

    Hope this helps to boost ur confidence n if u do go ahead wud be grateful if u wud write and let us all know ur experience!

    take care ( hope all works out!)

    :D

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    Heya. I had an ablation for my svt last year. I was 17 at the time and absolutely terrified. I hate needles and the thought of anything to do with blood and that kind of thing :S But I would really really recommend it to all of you. I was in hospital for two nights and was allowed home the day after. The surgery took 3 hours and when I woke up the catheters and tubes were all out and there was just these little plasters. Kind of made me feel a bit silly for crying and moaning beforehand. My groin was a little painful for a while after. Haha. So walking was a bit hard. But that was gone within two weeks. So not at all an issue. It was completely successful for me and have been completely episode free since.

    It's such a relief not having to deal with then anymore because they always seem to come at the worst times when you're trying to have fun!

    There really is nothing to be scared about. It was all so simple. I would say get it done and get rid of all the hassle of meds and stuff.

    Hope this helps! smile

    X

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    Hi I just read your experience. It started 3 years ago and I'm 16 now but I have just been referred to the hospital because it has started happening more frequently. It used to be every 3 months and now it happens 1 or 2 times A WEEK! The doctor thinks it's SVT but hasn't given me a formal diagnosis as I have to have to have more tests. I get really annoyed about it as well! I love playing sport and I play netball quite a lot and we practice every week and for the past 2 weeks it has happened both times. Now, my Netball coach is worried and doesn't want me playing incase it happens. This means that she never lets me play and as we have just started the season, she isn't going to pick me for the team! sad

    I hope everything works out for you! I think that it would definitely be worth getting this operation. If you really enjoy your dancing like I enjoy my netball, I would go for it! If I was offered it tomorrow I would take it but it is an operation so think about it before you jump into anything!

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