Svt for 12months had 6 episodes

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I've had 6 attacks of svt , adenosine never works , I always end up in hospital as they last sevrsl hours or more , I have to be put to sleep and given a shock to the heart to stop the svt , I have no idea what triggers them they used to start early in the morning but are not coming at all times any Info ....,,,

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    Hi Nichola, do you find anything seems to trigger your episodes? or does it occur both at rest and when your moving about more?

    Mine seemed to be triggered by adrenaline, for example of something startled me I'd then skip a beat and then go into it

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      In the begging I would get out of bed in the morning after sleeping and have one then as the episodes have progressed they are happening when I've been out in the day walking around without rest example shopping , I have had svt only since last August and had about 6 attacks all lasting hours and needing a cardioversion what about you ?

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      I used to get completely random attacks a few years ago. Smoking a fair bit the night beofer (before I quit) would almost guarantee an attack the next morning. Hangovers with dehydration also another trigger. I sometimes would feel skipped beats. This would be a precursor to an episode sometimes. 

      Nowadays however if I have an attack it's thankfully not too common but it's nearly 100% caused by something giving me an adrenaline rush, for example if a lound noise makes me startled or jump, then I feel like a panic wave and this sets the SVT off. I could be in the gym for hours and nothing would happen at all.  This may only happen once a year

      If I like on my back reading a book for example sometimes I will feel like a thump still, and it's a skipped beat similar to what the start of an attack feels like but would pass. If i was feeling stressed I also felt like this would make me more likely to have an attack. 

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