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I am 21 years old and I was recently diagnosed with SVT. I was just getting ready for bed when I had pains in my right shoulder, my chest, my heart rate was going. As well as this I felt sick, dizzy and headachey. Luckily, my nanna is a nurse and tried to calm me down.
I was confused and terrified. That episode stopped, I then contiued to have 2 more episodes in the space of half an hour. I've had an episode before that lasted 20 secs. I went to the doctors and they told me it may be allergies.
After those episodes I was rang NHS line who sent paramedics to me (I really didn't want to bother them but my family insisted). I was then taken to hospital to be assessed.
I had been assessed by a few doctors who told me I was suffering with panic attacks. I just knew this was not the case. I am a happy, carefree person who was just going to bed...
Finally, a doctor who knew what they were talking about diagnosed me with SVT.
Since then I have been feeling paranoid and scared to leave the house. It has totally shook me up!
Just wondering if anyone has any tips with dealing with SVT. Also should I let my uni know about illness?
Thanks very much! This forum is helping me undestand SVT.
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