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Hi all, I came across this forum whilst researching what my symptoms could be. Sounds to me like potentially SVT's but wanted to share my experiences to get peoples thoughts please?
I've probably had about 6 or so episodes over the past couple of months. They seem to come out of nowhere, and I'm suddenly aware that my heart is racing. Tend to go up to 160ish rather than 200+ which I've seen on here but my normal resting is high 50's so not sure if that has any bearing? I don't seem to have any specific triggers (once happened an hour after exercising, twice whilst sitting watching TV, one of which was shortly after a large meal) last nights ones was in the middle of the night. I woke and couldn't get back to sleep. My pulse felt a bit faster than usual and then all of a sudden i was aware that it was racing. Checked and it was 160. Other symptoms at the time often include anxiety but also shivering sometimes like i have the flu as well as slight confusion. I've also noticed by legs feel quite heavy, although i think thats more in the immediate aftermath. Today's episode took 6 hours for the heart rate to come down. Often it returns to a level 10-15beats above its norm for quite a few days before returning to it's normal norm. I also get palpitations with it and can feel the pause then what feels like an extra beat afterwards. Does this all sound like SVTs? would appreciate your views. Thanks
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