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Myco
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Hello all,

I haven't posted in a long time, as after many years of antibiotics and naturals I was feeling mostly symptom free.

However, I recently began experiencing episodes of short arrythmmias triggered by eating, digestion, and leaning over or body movements. I had to go to the emergency room right before Christmas as I went into SVT after cleaning off my dining table (sudden movement) and couldn't get back into normal rhythm without calling an ambulance and getting two shots of Adenosine.

I only had one previous episode like this in 2009 and have only been experience shorts runs of PVC's etc.. since then, no real SVT, but lately it's been acting up.

I have an appointment at the cardiologist in 10 days - my heart has always checked out fine, but I'm curious if any of you have SVT and Lyme.

Was it triggered by Lyme?
Did Lyme treatment cure your SVT?
What vagal maneuvers do find you find best to convert?
What meds keep SVT away?

I went into another episode of SVT today after lunch and was feeling stressed before a business call, so my heart was already beating fast with adrenaline. Then I swallowed a vitamin to help calm me down (L-Glutathione) and went into SVT while swallowing. Luckily blowing in a straw and raising my legs worked after a few tries. Always very scary.

I may have to bite the bullet and get an ablation, but if this is curable with more Lyme treatment or some other way, I am open to everyone's thoughts. I just started trace minerals and already eat a healthy diet. Trying to stay away from carbs, sugar and caffeine.

If you have SVT please respond. Thank you!

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Please call the cardiologist's and explain your situation. Ask if you can be seen sooner---or if they have a cancellation.

Yes, Lyme certainly can cause all kinds of cardiac symptoms! But you will need to be tested and treated for the tacchycardia.

If I were you, I would also strongly consider going back into treatment again. Of course, I don't know the answer for you on that one; everyone is different.

There is a book, "Gone in a Heartbeat," (no he didn't die) by Dr. Neil Spector, a well-known doctor who had severe cardiac problems for years that turned out to be caused by Lyme. It's on Amazon.

Of course, he was pooh-poohed for years by doctors, "Oh, you're stressed," in spite of being a doctor.

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I have had SVT also off and on for three years and am on lyme treatment. Cardiologist said there is nothing wrong with my heart must be neurological. Had positive tilt table test. Holter monitors etc. All I have found is that if I go off doxycycline for more than a couple of days it is back. I have been to many docs including llmd without much luck. Hope you find something that works
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quote:
Originally posted by bullmastiffluvr:
I have had SVT also off and on for three years and am on lyme treatment. Cardiologist said there is nothing wrong with my heart must be neurological. Had positive tilt table test. Holter monitors etc. All I have found is that if I go off doxycycline for more than a couple of days it is back. I have been to many docs including llmd without much luck. Hope you find something that works

Do you take anything for your SVT or just manage with vagal maneuver when it comes on?

Thank you!

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Hi I was prescribed Sotolol. I am not taking it because my usual resting heart beat is in the high 50s low 60s. I do use vagal maneuvers. Lucky for me if I stay on the Doxycline it keeps the cardiac symptoms at bay. I don’t know what I will do when insurance stops paying for medication. I hope you get some help. I even went to Stanford carduiologist with no good advice.
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