Svt, anxiety and ringing in my ears

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Hi, a few months ago I was diagnosed with svt and it seems to change my life completely. It’s given me such anxiety to go out anywhere yet to drive. I decided that I didn’t want to go on the medication and to do the ablation but when I was under it was unsuccessful to make my arrhythmias come out. I’ve had a few episodes of passing out but I did have drugs in my system at the time. I’m also experiencing vertigo and ringing in the ears and it’s driving me nuts. I don’t know if I’m just giving myself anxiety attacks while I’m in public worrying about having an episode of passing out but I just would like some feedback on if it’s just me or has anyone else been like this 

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    I was very very apprehensive about when my next attack would happen. I stopped driving for awhile as I was afraid that I would pass out while driving. Has your doctor suggested doing another ablation? When I first started having SVT, I thought it was my imagination, but soon discovered it wasn't. It does make you anxious and nervous to have the anticipation of having an episode. 

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      I just recently had my first ablation done and my doctor told me he would see me in 30-60 days and do more testing since he couldn't get it to come out but i demanded to be seen sooner. I knew that going in but I'm only 19 and i stopped going out to eat with my friends or afraid to drive by myself and i even dropped out of college because i was missing so much. I was fine in the beginning of sept. This all hit me out of no where one day when i was driving and after that i feel like I've had a whole life change and that might be why I'm afraid to drive. All the pressure in my head doesn't help driving either and makes me more anxious. I've been to the cardiologist, neurologist, eye doctor, urgent care, an ENT and its been months and i just wanna know if everything I'm feeling is because of my svt and because i haven't left my house.

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    Hi

    I experienced all sorts of panic attack type symptoms when I was experiencing SVT episodes but didnt know what they were, and then when I was as prescribed Bisoprolol. Now it's diagnosed and I know what it is, ie that it's not going to kill me, and I'm taking different medication which, so far, seems to be working, I'm much calmer and happier.. I'm sure I'd brought on a lot of the symptoms as I was so panicky, though at the time this never occurred to me.

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      Did the medication seem to help you go out and live your life like you were? I wanna go back to school but i don't wanna be so far from my house if i have an episode and not be able to drive home

       

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      Yes I feel that I can go ahead and plan stuff and go out without worrying all the time. Only been on the new medication 12 days but really feel so much better, and normal. It was a downward spiral before so I know how you're feeling.

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      I was going to take them originally but my doctor made me so scared of the side effects and told me i might pass out because my blood pressure was low the day of my visit and told me to go for the ablation for that to not even work and now he wants to do more testing 
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    Taylor don't put your self through this I went into ER at 257 beats a minute it got stuck this was on 4/3/17 and was in hospital for 3 days diagnosed SVT and again 10/3/17 stuck at 243 beats a minute. I have been misdiagnosed since 1988 from several heart doctors and other doctors saying I suffered from major panic attacks. They had me on blood pressure meds until I had my ablation 11/21/2017. I get better day by day I am glad I did it. don't waste your life wondering when its going to hit you that's not living take it from me. your anxiety causes leaves you with higher chances of stroke, weight gain which turns into diabetes and all other kinds of bad changes I am now type 2 diabetic and 160 pounds overweight due to meds for anxiety and depression meds don't follow my foot steps never take Pristiq I have gain 120 lbs just from that and trazadone its a vicious cycle.

     

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    my heart doctor set me up with a electrophysiologist to do my abalation and they only had me asleep to do the initial tapping onto my arteries one in the right side of my neck and both left and right of the groin areas. they wanted me awake to set of my SVT because if they have you totally under it also slows everything else down which makes it harder to set off a SVT your in a don't really care sleepy state but not completely under I felt it when he set me off but you know what I was happy he did because it showed him where the problem was. I have seen some post were someone has had a 2nd one because they didn't get it all but you have to figure once they hit it gone so the first time they went in maybe that particular area wasn't active when he set it off so he got what he could see. you can take meds and mask it all you want but it does not correct the problem once its all caught and ablaited your done no more medicine they took me off mine. think about it

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      Elisa, that was a perfect comment to  Taylor.  Good for you with your ablation.  I had one June 2016, but it was unsuccessful. EP thinks because I was on an anti anxiety med (  Clonezepam).  After that attempt, I then started a second med  Trazadone.    EP wanted to try again but nor before I was off both drugs.  So I started the weaning off both of them March/17.  I am now off  the Clone.  for 7 days, and the trazadone for about 45 days. Now that was an experience I never want to have again.  Weaning was terrible.   ,

      Anyways, my question to you is that......were you on the trazodone when you had your ablation done?

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      They made holes in both sides of my groin. They had be put to sleep but said that if they couldn't get it to come out they would wake me up and once they found it put me back out. I don't remember being woken up but they said that most people don't. He told me he wants to do more testing which i don't understand why he wouldn't of done all that testing before he tried the ablation 

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      No actually I pulled my self of Trazadone it took 3 months to get of that stuff it was horrible. I can see being on that stuff would see why being he couldn't set off you Sgt. What ever you do do not let anyone put you on Pristiq this is so hard to get off of most people has to be hospitalized to get off it. I hate the Dr who put me on this. I would retry the ablation at the point your completely off that stuff.

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