Sgt and the flu

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Hi all. Does anyone else find that a cheery cold or flu triggers their Svt. Thanks in advance

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    My SVT came at any time and just doing nothing but sitting and watching TV and it would come on. It's really hard I think to pin point really what brings it on. I have been driving, eating, shopping, singing in the choir, etc. And I still don't know what brings it on?  I had an ablation, so I don't have SVT anymore. I know that it debilated it me so much, I had to stop driving for awhile. I was anxious that it might come on when I was driving and it did 3 times , and once it resulted in going by ambulance to the ER. I didn't want to take the chance. I started having more and more episodes and frequently , that is why I chose ablation. It fixed the problem and the procedure was not bad at all. I was completely asleep while they did it, so that was good for me.

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    Thanks for replying Linda 90194. I have had svt most of my life but have noticed that if I have a cough or cold I get more episodes. Have also had ablation twice but unfortunately hasn't worked for me x

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    So so.  Sorry that the ablation didn't work for you😢

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    Can’t say this was the case for me as mine was usually just triggered by sudden movements. But I did find being tired and drinking alcohol and caffeine did. I’ve seen a few people on here with similar stories about cold medicine though so I don’t think you’re alone. ❤️All the best. Emily. 
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    Sandra, I first read years ago, and have read multiple times since, of an association between SVT and pneumonia.  Thus, it doesn't surprise me that you've noticed a linkage between SVT and other respiratory illnesses.  Thanks for your observation.

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    There are a variety of causes for arrhythmia and tachycardia. We are all different.

    At times there's a chronic inflammation cause, this situation is exasperated when you have the flu. Of course, avoid cold remedies with ephedrine or other stimulants since these are triggers for most folks.

    I cannot maintain adequate levels of potassium in my body so i eat organic bananas, coconut water, figs, etc. to keep the levels up. I also do this reactively when i have an episode.  The flu can deplete your electrolytes.

    I did a DNA wellness test & supporting blood test to confirm my conditions: chronic inflammation, low potassium, addictive traits, circadian rhythm issues, susceptibility to depression, (good) cholesterol issues, sensitivity to caffeine, natural lows of c, d, e, b6, b12, a requirement for increased omega 6 & 9, etc.

    Most of this confirmed what i already know after 52 years of experimentation with my heart condition. I am not a doctor. I am simply passing on facts from my own personal experience. I am not unique physically.

    When you have the flu you're out of balance. When you are out of balance your bioelectrical system is disrupted which will exasperate your heart condition.

    I still suffer arrhythmia when i have the flu or a weakened immune system but i manage it well but treating my underlying conditions, boosting my immune system, eating plenty of vegetables, etc.

    I am someone who can make a radical lifestyle change to manage my heart condition. I suggest you consider the same. All the best. Chris.

    ps. There's no genetic marker for having a strong will :-)

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