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I've just stumbled across the site after living with SVT for the last 8 years and found it really comforting to know that others are 'coping' with it. I'd just like to share my experiences particularly relating to people who perhaps do quite a bit of sport.
I'm now 40 and having been an active runner, cyclist and triathlete for years and years, I still compete at a pretty high level and push my body pretty hard.
I had my first attack whilst out on a 10 mile run, a run I did after having a cold ( man-flu I suspect). Each other incident over the past 8 years seem to coincide with my either being run-down or actually having a cold. Now, if I stopped doing exercise everytime I got a cold then I would do nothing, but I do tend to take alot more notice now when I am run down.
I've tried Solotolol - although this bring my heart-rate down, it also totally drains me of any energy - so I don't bother with it any more.
Sometimes I can prevent an attack by coughing or holding my breath, but I was interested to read about the blowing into a syringe - I will try this the next time, although if I turn up to a running race holding a syringe i suspect there may be a few eye-brows raised.
good look in the future folks - stay healthy and don't let it get you down!
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