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Hi hope someone can advise. Please. So I was diagnosed on 1st March with SVT and given verapamil 120mg, so because I'm nervous I dident take them until last Friday anyway woke up with racing heart Thursday morning and awful ectopics, I emailed my consultant dident think it was tablets but said could be nerves, I do suffer with bad nerves and been off the scale now since Thursday everytime I move about my heart is racing if I walk upstairs it races, not the same as svt attack, but still racing. Its fairly normal at rest between 60 and 70, but when I first wake up it races and I start shaking as I'm dreading my heart racing.

He advised come off tablets for few days but if no better it's not the verapamil, it's driving me mad now. I have emailed consultant to see shall I start back on verapamil.

Any advice anyone please as nerves are off the scale.

Thank you Becky

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    hi hun maybe you need to try a different medication I'm on metropolol and it helps with my anxiety as well so maybe talk to your cardiologist about different meds as there is plenty out there and not all work for us good luck

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    I ended up in hospital with my heart rate no lower than 140 on these doctors said you will be fine I gave it a week couldn't even get out of bed and I stopped taking then and went back on my old meds these obviously didn't agree with me

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    only a few days as my propranolol kicked in stopped me shaking and rapid heartbeat maybe ask for something else

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