svt on waking or wakes me up from sleep

Edited , 14 users are following.

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone else suffers from svt when waking up or wakes them from their sleep?

 

0 likes, 22 replies

Report / Delete

22 Replies

Prev
  • Posted

    Yes it did happen to me. My SVT became more frequent in my 40s and it wasn't unusual to wake up to an episode. I didn't know what the trigger was at night but I did have a low magnesium level so that could have caused it. Just a heads up to anyone who takes medication for acid reflux. Many PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) medications can cause low magnesium levels. I didn't know this until they did blood tests at the ER and advised that it could have triggered my SVT attack.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Edited

    Yes, in fact most episodes I've had wake me up from sound sleep. Also it usually happens very soon after falling asleep. Sometimes I've noticed it happen more frequently when my room is hot or if I've eaten something "heavy" or on my trigger list before bed (I've learned not to eat after 8pm) .

    I used to have them last for awhile until I discovered putting ice on my chest stopped them almost immediately. I used to get the exhaustion after an attack and now with the ice no more . No doctor told me to do this. I found out years later it was a treatment. Why this isn't told to patients is baffling. I don't even have to take medicine for this condition any longer though i have one prescribed just in case.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      same thing happens to me. holter monitor says atrial tachycardia.. happens exactly one hour into sleep and never at any other time. I notice I get very hot when it happens. Goes away immediately almost after I wake up but fee funny for a minute or two then I go back to bed. I notice it happens more when I sleep on my right side. My dad had the same thing happen when he was younger but it was a low blood sugar issue... I got a glucose tolerance test and it was normal although I am not sure how accurate the test was because this only happens at night (could be isolated nocturnal hypoglycemia) . Let me know if you find anything out. My dr won't order me any tests. I was on metoprolol but went off because it still happens when I'm on it anyways. Happens to me every few months.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Its comforting to hear other peoples stories. Mine sounds very similar, always from sleep after being asleep maybe 1/2 hours. I wake then it seems to kick in lasts 10-20 mins. Cardioligist is unsure if its AT or AVRNT. How often do you have episodes is it just 1 every few months or clusters ?

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      mine doesn't really last long. The first time it ever happened to me was december of 18' . I went to the ER my stomach was upset my pulse was so high and it was scary it lasted forever but I was panicking . I notice sometimes it can happen in clusters when I'm not feeing well but I have been feeling better the last year since I got a job. I would say the last year it has happened maybe 10 times or less and by the time I wake up I am hot and feeling panicked and my chest feels weird but I am ok a minute later. I notice if I skip meals throughout the day and then eat a meal before bed it happens more often.. or if I don't eat much that day and workout I will wake up with it that night. I have not ruled out low blood sugar even though my glucose tolerance cane back somewhat normal. Some people get isolated cases of hypoglycemia that happens only at night ( called nocturnal hypoglycemia). I am not sure if that's whats happening to me but I notice patterns with my eating that leads me to believe it's a blood sugar issue.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I have somewhat frequent episodes, but only about once a year is it an episode that wakes me up from sleep. When this happens, these episodes seem to take longer to stop than ones that occur at other times, but it eventually does stop.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hello,

    I have just been woken with an episode. Most of my episodes start upon waking from a vivid dream & over the last year i have linked it to my menstrual cycle. I have clusters of episodes usually a week or 2 before my period which upon my own research (usually in the early hours after an episode) i have found is quite common. I was lucky & caught my svt after 2 days of wearing a holter monitor. Cardiologist said mine is either avrnt or at but with my age (30) and being female with no other heart problems or defects he thinks more avrnt. How many episodes do yous have ? When i have clusters it actually makes me scared to go to bed in fear of an episode.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up