Originally Posted by Brenna Lee
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:
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 medication I'm on is Bisoprolol and I take it once daily, sometimes twice daily if needed. I have to be careful to stay away from cafeine as well though.
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? :)
I suffer from SVT myself and have for the last 20 years. I have been on daily heart medication to control it and doing great now. I would suggest you see a physician who can send you to a specialist to see what you need if anything.