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I was diagnosed at the beginning of October after having 5 episodes 1 morning. Prior to that I'd had them once every 2 weeks for about 6-8 weeks.
I was sent to acute medical unit & was told I was textbook svt, I was given 2.5mg bisoprolol to take.
Since taking meds I've felt worse. No palpitations but chest discomfort which hurts & short of breath on & off.
Today I woke up feeling uncomfortable like I slept awkwardly. As soon as I got up I realised it was my chest hurting again. I was out of breath & the stairs were a definite no.
My gp confirmed my blood pressure & pulse was normal but the bisoprolol coukd be the problem. I can't stop taking it until I've seen a cardiologist, which they've only just referred me to.
She also said it could have been another episode just minus the palpitations. I didn't even know that could happen.
No one has sat me down & told me what to do. I've had another day off work because I feel awful &the chest pain won't go away. to be honest II'd rather come off the meds & go back to infrequent episodes thanfeel this rubbish.
Is there anything anyone can suggest to help me get on like normal? Stop caffeine & alcohol? Lose weight (needto lose a few pounds)? Exercise?
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