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I'm 50 years old and in good health. I've suffered SVT episodes for 29 years, but the use to be few and far between. The last two years, especially the past ten months have been very tough with frequent episodes leaving me dizzy, nauseas, and out of breath. The discomfort - weird sensations, thumping, and skipped beats and chest pain - is now daily, I've been in the ER 8 times since December having to be cardioverted with adenosine which is very unpleasant. Sometimes I'm terrified I'm going to have a heart attack or stroke. My episodes can last several minutes of several hours. None of the medications have worked and the side effects are terrible, I'm tired, easily out of breath, and uncomfortable all the time. Cutting out or limiting triggers hasn't helped either and I'm undergoing ablation in the next couple weeks, I'm really scared, but trying to stay strong as I don't want to keep experience long this. It's affecting my life quite seriously: not feeling like exercising ( and I'm a fitness trainer and instructor), depressed, gaining weight, afraid to go out or travel, and never feeling well. I'd love to hear from anyone going through the same thing or who recently had the ablation to hear how you've prepared, how you're doing. Also, does everyone have to stay on meds after? If so, how long? I wants off these meds and want my life, my self back.
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