Stopping an Attack

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Could you please tell me how you all stop an attack.  Is there something that works for you?  Thanks

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    Minor ones I could clear easily by sitting/lying down, closing eyes and almost meditating and they're gone within seconds. 

    The SVT diagnosis attack was a little trickier as went on for allot longer. I wear a fitbit too, so clearly seeing my HR probably didn't help. 

    Eventually, I was able to clear it myself with what I am pretty sure was the same method lying down and almost medidating, however, I was so dazed! I know I didn't have meds, which I was pelased about. The doc tried the sinus massage and they also tried the leg lift whilst blowing into a syringe, but they didn't touch it. 

    How about you?

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    I was never able to successfully stop an attack. I read everything online I tried everything online none of that worked for me. Mostly I would succumb and have to sit down put my feet up drink a bunch of water and just wait for it to pass. Sorry I wish I could be more helpful but my SVT attacks were very debilitating.
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      I agree - was never able to stop an attack either and mine also lasted for hours.  The following day I was completely washed out too and fit for nothing!  I recommed an ablation; I had one last June and haven't had an attack since although I still feel as though one is starting from time to time but a cough now puts a stop to it.

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      They went on for hours but did eventually stop by themselves - my heart rate was over 200 though each time so I used to feel horrible.  The doctor prescribed me a high dose of Propanalol which stopped them after about 90 mins in the end before my ablation.
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      Mine go on for hours too.  My longest was 9 hours but have never been over 180.  Did you just use the Propanalol during an attack?  I am so scared of having to have adenosine, did you ever have this?
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      No I never  went to the hospital during an attack because I knew they weren't actually life threatening,  I took 80mg of Propanalol as soon as an attack began and then just sat and tried to relax until it stopped, but it still took an hour and a half at least to take effect.  My attacks were random, I could get two in the same week and then not again for 2 months so I didn't want to take beta blockers permanently.

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