Just felt like writing about what I am going through. Also wondering if there is anyone on here that's going through the same thing.
I'm 17, I have had SVT for 5.5 years.
SVT for me is:
It starts w/ a slight pain and tightness in my chest along with a skipped beat. The episode can be all the way up to 300bpm. I get dizzy, light headed, fainting is possible with worse attacks, and have extreme anxiety. The palpations are terrible and you can feel your heart beating on the chest walls and internal organs. I have to do a variety of maneuvers to kick it back to normal, or go get an adenosine injection at the ER. |
I feel drained and extremely tired for the remainder of the day.
The episode with which I was taken to the hospital and diagnosed (3 years in) was 260 Beats per minute at school. This lasted for about 15 minutes.
Recently it has been very bad. I can barley ride and it's getting to the point where it is unbearable. It starts nearly every time I do anything physical.
The final straw was when I had an episode at my last two lessons.
I finally broke down and cried. I have wanted to do hunters/jumpers my whole life. And I now have an opportunity to start, and I can't even do 2-point for a lap around the arena w/o problems.
We are setting up and ablation surgery to remove the excess tissue that causes this.
Scared, but I need my horses and riding. (They are my life.)
I am willing to take a risk to accomplish a dream.
Anyone else with this condition that can share some tips? :)