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 Post subject: Panic Attacks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:43 pm 
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I know this is not an 11plus topic but I am need of some reassurance!
Last year I had my first attacK of SVT (it's when your heart rate increases to a ridiculous rate - mine was 220 bpm.) I had to go to hospital in a blue light ambulance and have IV drugs to bring it back to a normal rate.
As you can imagine this was a very frightening experience. I have since seen 2 cardiologists - one said I should have a very scary sounding procedure called an ablation and one last week who has put me on medication to control the irregular rythm.
I have had a total of 5 episodes over the past year , 3 requiring a ride in an ambulance and I am starting to become nervous of leaving the house.
I have been taking the medication for just over a week now and apart from a headache don't seem to have any major side effects.
However I think I am now starting to get panic attacks as this morning I came over all faint even though my pulse rate was normal, however I suppose it may be my body adjusting to the medication.
Anybody else had experience of betablocker drugs or panic attacks?
Hermanmunster _ you may have some pearls of wisdom - how long would you say it takes the body to adjust to this drug ( it's Sotalol 40mg bd)?
Any experiences or advice gratefully received!
Zorro


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Not a doctor but I think you should be addressing these questions to your own GP who knows you and your condition. It could be dangerous for anyone else to attempt to answer anything over this forum. (sorry everyone I've been terribly rude and presumptious by saying this)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:20 pm 
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Fair point- perhaps pm would be better.


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Sorry if I sounded abrupt and I really hope you get the answers you need. Get better soon!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Hi Zorro,

Sorry no pearls of wisdom - it sounds very frightening indeed. I hope you get some improvement soon. Take care.

Mitasol.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Zorro - I'll PMyou.

BTW - google a certain prime minister who had ablation for SVT - alledgedly set off by FAR TOO MUCH strong coffee at EU negotiations!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Panic Attacks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:35 pm 
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zorro wrote:
Anybody else had experience of betablocker drugs or panic attacks?

My dad has an irregular heart beat and is on betablockers and they make him feel awful - really lethargic.


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Sending you best wishes Zorro. I hope that you start to feel more like your healthy self soon.
Take care x


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Thanks Herman.
Yes I knew about Tony !
Sending you a pm


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Zorro - all good wishes - hope you are feeling better soon :D


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