PSVT episode - how long before going to hospital?

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Episode is at 7 hours now and wondering when I should go to the hospital (I really don't want to). All the normal tricks aren't working. Rate is about 135 bpm.

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    That's a long time for your heart to be beating that fast. I guess it depends on how you feel? Do you feel dizzy, lightheaded or like your gonna pass out? Have you tried putting ice on your face or dipping your face in water with ice. Also laying down with your feet elevated.

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    Nicole, I would agree that is a long time for your heart to beat that fast. I would recommend you go to the ER or at least call your regular doctor for his or her advise.

     

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    I would head there as soon as possible. Seven hours is quite a long time to go at that pace. It's not scary, best of luck.

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    Thanks all! Thankfully, shortly after posting this question I tried a new trick that I read always worked for someone else (standing on my head. Crazy, I know). Worked immediately. I guess I'll add that to my bag of tricks when nothing else works. Luckily, other than getting winded very easily, I don't get horrible side s effects and I can function fairly normally when having an episode.

    Thanks again.

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    You should always take a metrophol 25 mpg then if it doesn't stop in an hour take another one

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    They say as soon as possible.. you don't want to wait HOURS because it will leak to a heart attack. Your triponen levels will elevate and that's not what you want.

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