I Have Tachycardia

Tachycardia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Tachycardia. You're not alone. 95 People

    Don't Want A Pacemaker

    I have had svt for 37 years, I was told ablation would leave me pacemaker dependent. I really don't trust batteries much. My blood pressure is too low to take cardiazem or verapamil. I have probaly hade over 100 shots of adenasine in my life ( they go straight to the 12 now). It...
    yamafamily yamafamily
    4 Responses Mar 9, 2012

    Living With Tachycardia

    I a 28 year old female.  I was diagnosed this year with Tachycardia. While driving to work one day, I had to pull over off the road because my heart was racing so badly, this came out of nowhere.  I had a store worker call an ambulance and went to the ER.  They gave me Ativan...
    bakelove1235 bakelove1235
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    I was diagnosed with Tachycardia last year at

    36 years old. I had never had any heart problems before July 4th 2013. I have however suffered from anxiety and panic attacks since the age of 19. We had went on a family vacation and drove to Las Vegas. On our way there I had many energy drinks and didn't really sleep the first...
    BriniG BriniG
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014

    I Believe I Have a Mild Form of Tachycardia

    The first time I had an abnormally fast heart rate was when I was doing some coursework on my bed and I was under a lot of stress, but it only lasted an hour and I didn't think much of it. But a year or so later, I had it again, only this time it lasted 24 hours and I went to...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette
    22-25, F
    Jul 17, 2013

    It all started in September of 2014.

    I knew my body wasn't acting normally and of course no one believed me. I went through 3 hour practices each day and working on the weekends. I struggled waking up and going to school. I went to the doctors in November to be told i just had a cold and to take Tylenol. I went...
    autum25 autum25
    18-21, F
    Dec 17, 2014

    I have struggled with tachycardia my whole life.

    I wasn't diagnosed until 16, but I remember having episodes as a kid and not knowing that it was something "wrong." My worst episode was during college and I had to be hospitalized for a night. I now have Beta Blockers that I take as needed. About 4 months ago, I was at a...
    suz71je suz71je
    36-40, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    Tachycardia Sucks...

    I was diagnosed with Tachycardia when i was 16, i had an oblation done in 1999, at the time they didn't have the mapping technology to view the side of my heart the extra electrical impluse was on so the oblation was unsuccessful. I had a growth spurt around that age i was...
    Ericzimtown Ericzimtown
    26-30, M
    Apr 17, 2012

    I'm A Complete Douchebag

    because my tachycardia came because I used to/am a recovering Anorexic.I started getting palpitations about 3 months ago, and even had to get sent to hospital.I hate it so much, and it scares the crap outta me when I get it. Especially because I live alone :(
    indigo280 indigo280
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    Living with an invisible illness is hard.

    We look completely healthy on the outside, but our symptoms are limiting and debilitating. I have chronic sinus tachycardia, orthostatic vertigo and hypotension. When I was in elementary school, I used to have really bad chest pains, I went to the doctor's many times...
    AdelaAdeela AdelaAdeela
    22-25, F
    Mar 9, 2014


    I started having tachycardia in 2009 right before they found out I had Thyroid cancer. The cancer is all cleared up but I am still having the attacks. They are worse than ever and I find myself going to the ER alot. I am so depressed and dont want to live this way. I am afraid of...
    angela75 angela75
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2011

    Such a Scary Condition

    I can't understand why my cardiologist doesn't seem to think my tachycardia is that big a deal, or why his staff seems to feel that it's more of a problem for my Primary Care doc to handle.  My average pulse is 95, which is totally not normal.  Without my beta blockers...
    brideprincess brideprincess
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    iam 32 years old and have been dealing with

    tachycardia for over 10 years.im to the point now that its hard for me to do the simplist things with out getting light headed ..meds dont work for me cause it drops b.p to low..surgery will be done soon and that scares the crap out of me.bottom line is that i am scared to death...
    ranabrent ranabrent
    36-40, F
    Apr 6, 2014

    i was diagnosed with tachycardia 6 years ago.

    thought i was having a heart attack. put on beta blockers. did not work. had two ablations @ $200,000. did not work. have episodes everyday, all terrible. use different exercises to help out. sometimes they work, sometimes not. would appreciate ANY suggestions short of...
    danboh danboh
    70+, M
    Nov 23, 2015

    Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia??

    I have been dealing with this for two and a half years, and for all the times I've been to the ER or cardiologists, I still have no other diagnosis other than "Um.... your heart is fast." Right now, I'm taking metoprolol, and my resting heartrate is still 120 bpm. Without it...
    erikd2009 erikd2009
    22-25, M
    May 30, 2013

    Don't Panic- Svt Doesn't Rule My Life.

      Hi, what I've read sounds like people are very scared about their condition. I'm 24 and lead a healthy active lifestyle- I was in army cadets at school, I was a cheerleader in University, and I participate in exercise three times a week.  I have paroxysmal...
    jellybeans969 jellybeans969
    12 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    Venticular Tachicardia

    18 months ago i was having really bad dizzy spells, so my wife said that i should go to the doctor. he sent me to the hospital,waited 6 hours no one came near me so got fed up and went home. next day felt worse back to doctor back to hospital was just about to go home again when...
    cyrilpeter cyrilpeter
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Dec 4, 2010

    By Accident...

    A few weeks ago i started suffering with palpitations, really painful ones, that would make me twitch and jump about like a cricket or something! after a few days of this i decided id had enough and my partner took me to our local A&E. After a very embarrassing ECG and painful...
    Dinkii Dinkii
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2013

    Moving Forward

    I have not accepted this life. I have not accepted that my life will be interrupted by sporadic episodes of this condition, or the brutal assault that caused them! In the midst of the worst episode I've had for almost a month (twenty minutes of my heart pounding like I'm jogging...
    tmkrmr tmkrmr
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 5, 2012

    Heart Gone Wild

    Well I first started having "episodes" when I was 13 but I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I accepted that even though I would have the heart racing when calm. Life went on pretty much as normal, and when I was 22 it started to get worse and my family doctor did an EKG...
    melissad1113 melissad1113
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    Living In Fear Everyday :(

    I was diagnosed with SVT when I was 13 years old. My heart rate would get up to 200bpm or higher. My doctors put me on a beta blocker which did help a little. When I was 16 I decided to have the ablation done. It was not successful and now I am left with tachycardia and PAC's...
    mdgendron mdgendron
    5 Responses Feb 21, 2012

    Someone Help Me Figure Out How To Deal.

    In September of last year, I was sexually assaulted, and a rib was dislocated from my sternum. This went undetected for four months, due to my more obvious injuries. The day in January of this year, I faced my attacker in court (he walked, by the way), I went home to get my two...
    tmkrmr tmkrmr
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

    I Have Inappropriate Tachycardia

    Im only 25 years old and was told yesterday that what it is. I was put on a heart pill about a month ago to keep my heart rate around normal but it dropped my blood pressure way to low. I havrnt even been told what they are going to do for me yet. I was wondering if you could...
    Stevil87 Stevil87
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2012

    I was diagnosed in my late twenties.

    I worked in a Hospital and was not feeling well. I thought my problem with low blood pressure had returned. After taking my pressure, the E.R. Crew jumped into action. I remember the Nurse saying, ''She's tacky''. Next thing I knew, I was on a gurney, receiving oxygen, an IV...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    My Ticker...

    I started noticing something was wrong the summer of '07. At first I was having trouble breathing, then my heart seemed to beat faster and faster the more I talked.  This all lead to the chest pains.  But well I waited until almost a year later to go and have things...
    rmezzie rmezzie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2010

    Medication Not Helping Me / Can I Help You Not Be Afraid?

    I have had tachycardia for a long time. My pulse regularly spikes over 200. These spells can last a long time. They don't scare me anymore. Depending on where my pulse is, I try to walk around to keep my blood flowing. If I get very dizzy, I sit down. The attacks are usually...
    BiteFightLove BiteFightLove
    1 Response Dec 12, 2011

    Life Is Scary With Tachycardia

    I am an otherwise healthily 24 year old female that was told 2 months ago that I have tachycardia. When I first started to have the fast heartbeats I was so scared because I didn't have any idea what was going on with my heart. It always came out of nowhere. I would be laying...
    chocolate151 chocolate151
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    Heart Healthy As A Horse - But A Race Horse

    I'm male, 38 years old and weight about 165 lbs. I've been an athlete most of my life, but even in high school I noticed that I was huffing and puffing before most people, and it took loads of willpower to continue. When I was older and cardio machines at the gym started...
    Ironwil Ironwil
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2010

    Hi I am a 23 year old female.

    In June 2012 I collapsed at home and was took to hospital were doctors found my heart beating faster than normal, but was told I had an infection and was discharged with antibiotics. A few days later the same thing happening my husband phoned an ambulance for the second time...
    tachycardiagirl tachycardiagirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2014

    Im A Mother First.

    I am a mother of five kids ,I spend my days taking care of my kids and helping out at school.i also help my husband in his small business.For years I have known something was wrong with me .I have some kidney problems and about four years ago I suffered smoke inhalation that...
    stephanien stephanien
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2012

    I Have Tachycardia..

    Hey! I was recently diagnosed with Tachycardia. I knew something was wrong first, when I started to experience chest pains..and could feel my heart beating. At first, noone seemed to care, and just thought it was "anxiety." Finally, after feeling horrible one night, I went to...
    Cruise10 Cruise10
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    Want To Get Rid Of This

    I am a 22 year old female and had my first episode of tachycardia when I was thirteen. For the first couple of years I only got it once every couple of months but last year I started getting it almost every day for eight to ten hours a day. I had a catheter ablation, where they...
    suicidalloser183 suicidalloser183
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 16, 2012

    When I was 20 years old I had my 1st episode it

    was approximately 6 mo after my son was born, I thought was a panic attack and after doing some searching on the internet I was sure it was due to stress, and the doctors I had seen just took my word for it and would just hand me prescriptions, now almost 8 years later I come to...
    armybt26 armybt26
    26-30, F
    Jan 13, 2015

    I'm 16 and have been to hospital 4 times with a

    fast heart rate it's horrible people wonder why I find it hard to climb the stairs and why I get out of breath
    aufunddevon aufunddevon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    Drs Info

    Has anyone every been told by there dr that there is nothing they can do with Tachycardia? Just curious please give me info, My dr tried this today. I was just wondering if she is correct or full of her self.
    Stevil87 Stevil87
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    Advice Please......

    Hello all, I unfortunately spent my 28th birthday in the hospital. My heart was racing so fast, I just knew I was dying. They ran a bunch of test and basically told me I was fine and that I was having an anxiety attack. They prescribed me Xanax and sent me on my way. I was told...
    candyreign candyreign
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2012

    I Was Diagnosed With Supraventricular Tachycardia

    i am 18 years old and have a 13 month old daughter. long story short i had a horrible delivery that caused several health problems, one of which being supraventricular tachycardia. my dactors keep telling me that it is becaused i am stressed. yes, i am stressed alot but i feel...
    briasmommy briasmommy
    2 Responses May 17, 2012
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