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  • From Mark Farago on one year later...

    I also am a survivor of both a Panic Disorder and SVT’s. I have fought this combination for the past 40 years and am now myself symptom free by a Holistic approach. I am a composer who wrote a Survivor song, “Look At Me” and put it to video for use by cancer organizations for their cancer survivors. Please enjoy and share the following inspirational cancer survivor video/song: “Look At Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5pk5wuANY

    2013/03/23 at 6:54 pm
  • From Lonna on Food Allergies and SVT

    I just want to say that I have been diagnosed with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome and they were unable to ablate, so here I am still taking drugs that make me feel terrible. After 8 years, I’m ready to call it quits with these drugs, and start trying to make a life change, like food for example, to try to lessen my tachycardia. Day two and I have been eating fruits and veggies, no msg, and drinking these supplement drinks that are one hundred percent organic. I’m so excited to hear from others because I’m thriving to look for advice and support on finding out what is causing SVT. I want to beat this without constantly taking meds everyday.

    2013/03/21 at 9:16 pm
  • From Jane on My Story

    I was diagnosed with svt last year. I had an ablation that was unsuccessful. I currently take metoprolol everyday to keep me from having attacks. My heart goes crazy after eating still but it will calm down after I drink a lot of water. I got pregnant with my son 4 months after being diagnosed and thankfully I was able to take the metoprolol my entire pregnancy. My cardiologist told me that it could randomly go away on its own the same way it randomly came on. I don’t know what would be worse, to have svt attacks at random or basically to always have them but they are controlled by medication. I wish my heart would go back to normal. I hate being dependent on medication.

    2013/03/19 at 12:21 am
  • From Mark on Adrenal Fatigue

    I think I had one of these two days ago. Lasted about 30 minutes. Went to the nearest urgent care facility. The doctor did get his stethoscope on my chest and heard the rhythm. But it literally went away seconds before she hit the EKG button. I’ve had panic attacks before, but this was way different. EKG read perfect. Doctor felt it was an svt. He recommended a cardiologist and ablation as a means to fix. I have been under tremendous stress related to work. I’ve been reading this blog ever since. Can svt’s be caused by stress? I’m 48 and have been in pretty good shape. I have definitley been pushing it at work and my sleep habits are probably not what they should be. I guess I am asking where I go from here. I really am not a medicine taker. And the thought of any invasive procedure petrifies me. Especially the heart. Also is it common to be extremely tired after and the next day? Thanks Mark

    2013/02/27 at 1:24 pm
    • From Annie on Adrenal Fatigue

      Hi Mark
      Bit of a late reply but my first recorded PSVT happened when I was under a lot of stress. I am usually tired immediately after and for the next day or two as well.

      2014/10/30 at 9:54 pm
  • From Tim on Heal SVT Naturally, My Early Years

    Hello,

    I just found this site through a Google search that included the word “tachycardia.” I was searching because I had an episode of SVT this morning at 3:33 a.m. EST. I know the exact time because I looked at my clock radio when my heart started racing. Thankfully, it was a short episode and relatively mild compared to past episodes. My pulse came down on its own. I think what triggered the episode was that I had eaten a lot of white rice before going to bed.

    Your story is quite similar to mine. I’m 37 now. My first episode of SVT occurred in August 2010 when I was 35. I was mowing the lawn on a hot summer day. My pulse was already high because I was really exerting myself. I stopped the lawnmower and went into the garage to get a rake. I bent over to pick something up from the garage floor, and, when I came up, I felt my pulse go even higher. So I stopped to rest, hoping that my pulse would come down. It didn’t. I didn’t know what was happening as I had never experienced this before. Was it a heart attack? So I went to the emergency room of the local hospital. The ER physician diagnosed me with SVT.

    Since that first episode, I have had quite a few more episodes. One of them was really bad, and I thought I was going to die. I was mowing the lawn, but with that episode, my heart started convulsing. After that episode, my health went down hill. I got to the point where I wasn’t able to do any type of physical activity without my heart racing. Then I developed chest pain that felt like a heart attack.

    I educated myself about SVT. I determined which foods would trigger an episode of SVT, and eliminated those foods from my diet. Peanut butter, for example, will trigger an episode every time I eat it. I must have developed an allergy to it because I didn’t always have that problem with peanut butter. I started taking certain supplements, the most important of which are Ubiquinol and Magnesium. I had several chiropractic treatments. The chiropractor determined that I had a hiatal hernia, which may have aggravated my condition. I have been feeling great for a while now, like my old self. I’m no longer in pain. I had developed terrible anxiety and was unable to engage in any type of physical activity for fear of having an episode of SVT. But I’m now able to exercise again without any problem.

    Thanks for your site.

    Tim
    Greenville, SC

    2013/02/23 at 12:17 am
    • From nourishmyspirit on Heal SVT Naturally, My Early Years

      Hi Tim,
      Thank you for your comment! Make sure to stay hydrated…So many of our stories are the same….anxiety and SVT, etc. Keep making small changes in your diet…avoid large meals, avoid eating before bed, be gentle to your digestion…etc. Peanut Butter is not good for you anyway…try a very small amount of natural almond butter the next time you are in the mood and just a slight smear of it…to see your reaction….maybe you can tolerate that…

      The heat is usually a trigger, so drink lots of water before you do yardwork…and most importantly keep track of what you are eating, and also the times of day, and months etc that you have an SVT. Mine are always in Feb, or November….

      All the best, and feel free to ask questions any time! Thank you!

      2013/02/23 at 1:13 am
      • From Tim on Heal SVT Naturally, My Early Years

        I read some more pages of your site last night. I, too, have AV nodal reentrant tachycardia. The cardiologist said it’s not dangerous or life-threatening. But I will say that episodes can be frightening when they occur.

        2013/02/23 at 12:39 pm
  • From nourishmyspirit on Journaling and SVT

    Reblogged this on Nourish My Spirit and commented:

    This is a repost from my other blog, HealSVTnaturally.

    2013/02/04 at 10:24 pm
  • From Janice on Heal SVT Naturally, My Early Years

    I have just read your article and I will try everything you suggest.I am a 56 year old mother who has always had a form of SVT.
    My Svt episodes are getting more frequent and always end with a trip to the casualty department.It has completely taken over my life to the point where I am scared to do anything so I will try what you suggest and pray it works

    2013/02/04 at 6:51 pm
    • From nourishmyspirit on Heal SVT Naturally, My Early Years

      Hello my dear, Im sorry you are experiencing so many SVT’s lately…horomones can trigger episodes, so try to eat small gentle meals made of veggies, quiona and beans. Minimize the meat and dairy right now while you are trying to heal as those foods can be packed with added hormones that disagree with our sensitive bodies. Of course, cut out wheat and gluten immediately for long lasting results. Drink plenty of water and start to journal about your feelings of anxiety…Listen to the messages your heart is trying to tell you from a spiritual perspective…Try to ask your heart what it needs? What does it want you to know…I will post some journaling questions now…I will add you to my healing heart prayers! All the best to you, You are not alone!!!

      2013/02/04 at 9:54 pm
  • From rob on The INNER circle

    I do not get ‘Hot” I get very very cold and shake like crazy. any one else have that?

    2013/01/12 at 6:55 pm
    • From Erine Koulianos on The INNER circle

      yeap!

      2016/04/04 at 1:51 pm
    • From nourishmyspirit on The INNER circle

      I only get Hot before…I usually shake and get chills during, and after….Try to notice next time if you feel any hot sensations up to one hour before…If so, its a good indicator for you to drink a lot of water, and even take a rest break, both of which may divert an upcoming episode…also look for how you slept the night before, what you ate etc…try to draw any connections you can to your diet, routines etc, and how your feeling to an episode…

      2013/01/12 at 8:32 pm
      • From EJ on The INNER circle

        I get the same symptoms as you …hot, dry mouth, thump like a missed beat, and chills after. I am tring to track it and so far being tired or exercise seems to be a trigger. Great to find somebody else who has this. It is very scary!

        2013/08/08 at 11:07 am
      • From Mel on The INNER circle

        I had the feeling I get before an SVT quite a few times today as I was walking to my house. It’s so difficult to describe. Like a slight pressure on the chest and the feeling of the heart “whirring” or even a feeling like it’s stopping. I was very very tired before it. And I’m feeling extremely tired now that I’ve had it. I had a little bit of chocolate this morning, don’t know if that triggered it? No matter how many times it happens, and how much my cardiologist reassures me that nothing dangerous will come of it, I still get this feeling of impending doom when I get it. It didn’t materialize into an SVT episode today. I take 60 mg of Verapamil daily. \\\

        2013/03/20 at 4:14 pm
        • From nourishmyspirit on The INNER circle

          What I notice most about your comment is that you were tired before the SVT….So the question is…Did you honor your need to rest and lay down etc…or did you push yourself and ignore your body’s signs and make yourself use your “reserve”….and hence your body couldnt handle it and went into SVT…??? The gentle point being…why are you not resting when your body tells you to? What could be more important than resting to avoid an SVT? Rest my friends! Whenever you feel the urge…Dont push yourself into overdrive….our sensitive hearts are protesting our constant GO GO GO attitude!!!

          2013/03/22 at 12:13 am
        • From nourishmyspirit on The INNER circle

          Thank you for sharing your comments! Try to avoid chocolate and all sugar, especially in the morning..Sugar is def a trigger…Start your day with either millet toast with almond butter or millet bread with tahini and some honey. Also try a smoothie which is also sweet but not chocolate. You might be craving sugar because you need greens and protein. Drink the Green vibrance and over time you will feel a drastic decline in your sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing!!!

          2013/03/22 at 12:10 am
  • From Debbie H on About

    Nice to hear from you again, Laura. So much has happened to us since I wrote you last. My husband went with me to my follow-up appointment on 10/18/12 to the cardiologist and he mentioned to the doctor he was having chest pains. The doctor ordered an CTA antiography on him and he ended up with one blocked artery at 99% and another 100% being supported by collateral vessels. Talk about ramping up the stress in my already stressful life. It was then I realized that no matter what I had to take care of myself. The cardiologist told me that he was confident that my SVT was caused by my post surgery exhaustion. He said the heart has to pump faster when we are out of energy. You know, he’s right. All three of my SVT’s were after days of no good sleep.

    I made a very concerted effort while my husband has gone through two heart surgeries in the last 8 weeks to make sure I followed your guildelines, water, sleep, etc. And I did something I never do, I accepted help.

    Amazingly, I had one very small SVT, drank 40 oz. of water and it resolved immediately. I haven’t had anymore problems, except an occassional PVC since then.

    I will be flying to California in February and I’m nervous about having and SVT on the plane, but keep telling myself the doctor said it won’t kill me. He also gave me Metatoprolol to take on an as needed bases.

    I was able to get the EKG strips from the paramedics and the cardiologist read them and told me my SVT’s are not the dangerous kind. It really helps a lot to have him on my team, and to have the opportunity to call him whenever I get worried.

    I’ve started my own blog that chronicles the journey that both my husband and I are going with both of our heart issues at http://www.coronarychronicle.blogspot.com.

    By the way, your recipes look wonderful. I am now following a low-fat plant based diet and am feeling sooo much better and both hubby and I are losing weight. Where we were both obese, he and I are both just 10 pounds overweight now.

    Sometimes we have to go through really hard things for things to get much better. I am a much happier and much stronger person now than I was three months ago. Thanks for your blog and your advice and I’m glad you are doing better too.

    2013/01/11 at 3:57 am
  • From Debbie H on The COURSE

    Nice to hear from you again, Laura. So much has happened to us since I wrote you last. My husband went with me to my follow-up appointment on 10/18/12 to the cardiologist and he mentioned to the doctor he was having chest pains. The doctor ordered an CTA antiography on him and he ended up with one blocked artery at 99% and another 100% being supported by collateral vessels. Talk about ramping up the stress in my already stressful life. It was then I realized that no matter what I had to take care of myself. The cardiologist told me that he was confident that my SVT was caused by my post surgery exhaustion. He said the heart has to pump faster when we are out of energy. You know, he’s right. All three of my SVT’s were after days of no good sleep.

    I made a very concerted effort while my husband has gone through two heart surgeries in the last 8 weeks to make sure I followed your guildelines, water, sleep, etc. And I did something I never do, I accepted help.

    Amazingly, I had one very small SVT, drank 40 oz. of water and it resolved immediately. I haven’t had anymore problems, except an occassional PVC since then.

    I will be flying to California in February and I’m nervous about having and SVT on the plane, but keep telling myself the doctor said it won’t kill me. He also gave me Metatoprolol to take on an as needed bases.

    I was able to get the EKG strips from the paramedics and the cardiologist read them and told me my SVT’s are not the dangerous kind. It really helps a lot to have him on my team, and to have the opportunity to call him whenever I get worried.

    I’ve started my own blog that chronicles the journey that both my husband and I are going with both of our heart issues at http://www.coronarychronicle.blogspot.com.

    By the way, your recipes look wonderful. I am now following a low-fat plant based diet and am feeling sooo much better and both hubby and I are losing weight. Where we were both obese, he and I are both just 10 pounds overweight now.

    Sometimes we have to go through really hard things for things to get much better. I am a much happier and much stronger person now than I was three months ago. Thanks for your blog and your advice and I’m glad you are doing better too.

    2013/01/11 at 3:57 am
  • From Mark Farago on Heal SVT Naturally, My Early Years

    Thanks for the information and your concern. There is no doubt that being on a gluten free diet has helped to diminish the amount of SVT’s I experience. It is truly a holistic approach which is necessary and keeping control of one’s anger is also a big part of the process.

    2013/01/09 at 2:36 am
  • From Debbie on About

    Thank you for your reply Laura and your kind and encouraging words. I have always been an overachiever. I have 7 kids, six of which are boys and a high powered husband who likes to keep going, and going, and going.

    I don’t know if I told you I have celiac’s disease, confirmed by a gastro doctor and endoscopy. I found right off the bat that the dead gluten free junk foods are no good for blood sugar, so I shop on the outer side of the grocery store.

    My gallbladder issues was definitely a result of a larger problem. I had four tremendously large stones made out of bilirubin which points to a low level of bleeding in the small intestine caused years ago by the celiac’s disease that was not diagnosed until two years ago. The stones probably formed when I was at my sickest several years ago, and I believe as I got healthier, my body, knowing it wasn’t functioning was trying to reject it.

    Shortly after the celiac’s diagnosis, I had an allergy test done (skin prick not blood which I need to get) on foods and found I was allergic to about 15 different foods. So, I really need to get the enterolab testing done through blood testing to make sure. I am on an elimination diet now, and I think the sorbet failed, :). I added back quinoa last Thursday and it was sooo good!

    I recently met a lady who had the enterolab testing done and she lost 40 pounds after she eliminated the allergen foods, felt like a million bucks, and she looked fabulous in her 50’s, beautiful skin, hair, and muscular.

    It’s interesting to hear you say I need a six month rest, because that’s what I feel like I need. My family is taking me more seriously now, but it’s a whole different mindset for all of us.

    I’ve got to add “no” to my vocabulary.

    After reading your story, I realize you have had a lot of experience with SVT’s over the years, and this is quite new to me, so I am really interested in your journey and how the changes you put in place work for you. It appears that they are working.

    Thanks again for caring, and starting up a community on the web for those who want to find other answers than the ones currently being offered.

    Have a great day!

    Debbie

    2012/10/09 at 2:21 pm
    • From nourishmyspirit on About

      Hi Debbie, I hope you are feeling better and have make some progress with discovering and eliminating your food allergies and triggers….I can say that after being GF for 11 months, I have never felt better. I also lost weight…actually the weight just fell off…I am at least a solid 15-20lbs lighter than I was while eating gluten. After my pregnancy, I could not loose those extra pounds no matter what I did….When I went GF, it fell off without trying anything (after 5 years of being 15 plus pounds more than I wanted to be). I eat constantly now. Im hungry every 3 hours and I am at my perfect weight for my height and where I feel good….The best news is that I have not had an SVT since I cut out Gluten. There are so many other factors, like lots of water, sleep, D3, and more…Stay in touch, I would love to hear how you are feeling! Happy New Year!

      2013/01/07 at 7:07 pm
  • From Debbie on The COURSE

    Thank you for your reply Laura and your kind and encouraging words. I have always been an overachiever. I have 7 kids, six of which are boys and a high powered husband who likes to keep going, and going, and going.

    I don’t know if I told you I have celiac’s disease, confirmed by a gastro doctor and endoscopy. I found right off the bat that the dead gluten free junk foods are no good for blood sugar, so I shop on the outer side of the grocery store.

    My gallbladder issues was definitely a result of a larger problem. I had four tremendously large stones made out of bilirubin which points to a low level of bleeding in the small intestine caused years ago by the celiac’s disease that was not diagnosed until two years ago. The stones probably formed when I was at my sickest several years ago, and I believe as I got healthier, my body, knowing it wasn’t functioning was trying to reject it.

    Shortly after the celiac’s diagnosis, I had an allergy test done (skin prick not blood which I need to get) on foods and found I was allergic to about 15 different foods. So, I really need to get the enterolab testing done through blood testing to make sure. I am on an elimination diet now, and I think the sorbet failed, :). I added back quinoa last Thursday and it was sooo good!

    I recently met a lady who had the enterolab testing done and she lost 40 pounds after she eliminated the allergen foods, felt like a million bucks, and she looked fabulous in her 50’s, beautiful skin, hair, and muscular.

    It’s interesting to hear you say I need a six month rest, because that’s what I feel like I need. My family is taking me more seriously now, but it’s a whole different mindset for all of us.

    I’ve got to add “no” to my vocabulary.

    After reading your story, I realize you have had a lot of experience with SVT’s over the years, and this is quite new to me, so I am really interested in your journey and how the changes you put in place work for you. It appears that they are working.

    Thanks again for caring, and starting up a community on the web for those who want to find other answers than the ones currently being offered.

    Have a great day!

    Debbie

    2012/10/09 at 2:21 pm
    • From nourishmyspirit on The COURSE

      Hi Debbie, I hope you are feeling better and have make some progress with discovering and eliminating your food allergies and triggers….I can say that after being GF for 11 months, I have never felt better. I also lost weight…actually the weight just fell off…I am at least a solid 15-20lbs lighter than I was while eating gluten. After my pregnancy, I could not loose those extra pounds no matter what I did….When I went GF, it fell off without trying anything (after 5 years of being 15 plus pounds more than I wanted to be). I eat constantly now. Im hungry every 3 hours and I am at my perfect weight for my height and where I feel good….The best news is that I have not had an SVT since I cut out Gluten. There are so many other factors, like lots of water, sleep, D3, and more…Stay in touch, I would love to hear how you are feeling! Happy New Year!

      2013/01/07 at 7:07 pm
  • From Debbie on About

    Laura, I just had my third SVT in 18 months this past Saturday and had to have adenosine. It was terrifying. I have been a gluten free low-fat vegan since January, but I cheated on my diet the night before my SVT and had some sorbet. I never eat sugar, but maybe this triggered my feeling off the next day and the SVT. Thank you for your blog. It’s nice to know that someone else is looking into a holistic approach to avoid these awful experiences. My last two SVT’s came the day after having diarrhea. the first one after having norovirus, the second one the day after a gallbladder attack. I also had my gallbladder removed three weeks ago, and I attribute being worn out from this and getting in the swing of things too early as a cause of my last SVT. I had cleaned five bathrooms at our church building the morning of and had been not only worn out from the surgery but sleep deprived from taking care of my sick 4 year old.

    I hope you keep posting your successes. Incidentally, the days I had my SVT’s were also the days I missed my magnesium. All of my blood work has been perfect, all three times, but reading from the the Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean, M.D. our cells can be deficient even though our blood is not showing it.

    Thanks again for caring enough to start your blog.

    Debbie

    2012/10/08 at 10:33 pm
    • From nourishmyspirit on About

      Hi Debbie,
      Sorry to hear about your experience. As you said, you were clearly over extending yourself, a main “set up” for an SVT. Remember we cant 100% control when our body is going to have an electrical misfire…but we can control keeping our body (inner enviornment) strong. The way to do that is to REST, and take amazing care of yourself. The days of pushing yourself are over if you want to reduce your SVT episodes. (Cleaning bathrooms after surgery qualifies as drastically pushing yourself too far my dear!!!)

      Your story doesn’t sound like it ends there though…because you say you just had your gallblader removed….I really dont know much about that but something else is going on in your system to lead to that, and I would really look into the reasons that led to that for more clues on what you could do differently to help support yourself.

      Regarding diet….are you eating lots of quiona, cooked veggies and beans? Are you eating a balanced diet? GF vegan is the hardest diet to keep up especially when your exhausted. Make sure your not loading up on GF “dead” foods. Further, you may need to look deeper at your food allergies….When you say you felt “off” the day of your SVT….did you analyze absoultely everything you ate the day before….Write it down so eventually, (even if its 2 years from now) you can see correlations….The sorbet could be a possibility if you are normally 100% sugar free….otherwise I would be open to the possibility of it being something else you ate or a combo…maybe corn??

      Take care of yourself! Lots of water, minerals, himalayian sea salt, Greens, green vibrance, and most importantly…REST…DO NOT PUSH yourself!!!! Your body is crying out for some deep rest and you are the only one who can give it to yourself. Im sure EVERYONE in your life will understand that you need to clear your plate of all extra commitments for at least 6 months after surgery…especially with a 4 year old! I have a 5 year old and that alone with nothing else on earth to do, is a FULL TIME EXHAUSTING job. Give yourself a break! Remember the SVT is the final blast of days or weeks leading up to a toxic burden on the heart….you need to remove all the toxic burdens to keep your heart free and light. These burdens are emotional and from what we eat.

      So….on the days after an SVT make sure to go to sleep early, no sugar, lots of water and greens and cooked warm foods. Extra potassium, salt, and magnesium. All the best, thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE to hear your stories and deeply care about helping people understand that there is a deeper way to support SVT. Love and healing, Laura

      2012/10/09 at 1:08 pm
  • From Debbie on The COURSE

    Laura, I just had my third SVT in 18 months this past Saturday and had to have adenosine. It was terrifying. I have been a gluten free low-fat vegan since January, but I cheated on my diet the night before my SVT and had some sorbet. I never eat sugar, but maybe this triggered my feeling off the next day and the SVT. Thank you for your blog. It’s nice to know that someone else is looking into a holistic approach to avoid these awful experiences. My last two SVT’s came the day after having diarrhea. the first one after having norovirus, the second one the day after a gallbladder attack. I also had my gallbladder removed three weeks ago, and I attribute being worn out from this and getting in the swing of things too early as a cause of my last SVT. I had cleaned five bathrooms at our church building the morning of and had been not only worn out from the surgery but sleep deprived from taking care of my sick 4 year old.

    I hope you keep posting your successes. Incidentally, the days I had my SVT’s were also the days I missed my magnesium. All of my blood work has been perfect, all three times, but reading from the the Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean, M.D. our cells can be deficient even though our blood is not showing it.

    Thanks again for caring enough to start your blog.

    Debbie

    2012/10/08 at 10:33 pm
    • From nourishmyspirit on The COURSE

      Hi Debbie,
      Sorry to hear about your experience. As you said, you were clearly over extending yourself, a main “set up” for an SVT. Remember we cant 100% control when our body is going to have an electrical misfire…but we can control keeping our body (inner enviornment) strong. The way to do that is to REST, and take amazing care of yourself. The days of pushing yourself are over if you want to reduce your SVT episodes. (Cleaning bathrooms after surgery qualifies as drastically pushing yourself too far my dear!!!)

      Your story doesn’t sound like it ends there though…because you say you just had your gallblader removed….I really dont know much about that but something else is going on in your system to lead to that, and I would really look into the reasons that led to that for more clues on what you could do differently to help support yourself.

      Regarding diet….are you eating lots of quiona, cooked veggies and beans? Are you eating a balanced diet? GF vegan is the hardest diet to keep up especially when your exhausted. Make sure your not loading up on GF “dead” foods. Further, you may need to look deeper at your food allergies….When you say you felt “off” the day of your SVT….did you analyze absoultely everything you ate the day before….Write it down so eventually, (even if its 2 years from now) you can see correlations….The sorbet could be a possibility if you are normally 100% sugar free….otherwise I would be open to the possibility of it being something else you ate or a combo…maybe corn??

      Take care of yourself! Lots of water, minerals, himalayian sea salt, Greens, green vibrance, and most importantly…REST…DO NOT PUSH yourself!!!! Your body is crying out for some deep rest and you are the only one who can give it to yourself. Im sure EVERYONE in your life will understand that you need to clear your plate of all extra commitments for at least 6 months after surgery…especially with a 4 year old! I have a 5 year old and that alone with nothing else on earth to do, is a FULL TIME EXHAUSTING job. Give yourself a break! Remember the SVT is the final blast of days or weeks leading up to a toxic burden on the heart….you need to remove all the toxic burdens to keep your heart free and light. These burdens are emotional and from what we eat.

      So….on the days after an SVT make sure to go to sleep early, no sugar, lots of water and greens and cooked warm foods. Extra potassium, salt, and magnesium. All the best, thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE to hear your stories and deeply care about helping people understand that there is a deeper way to support SVT. Love and healing, Laura

      2012/10/09 at 1:08 pm
  • From nourishmyspirit on The INNER circle

    Thank you! Just a typo!!!

    2012/09/11 at 11:02 pm
  • From nourishmyspirit on Bowel Movements and SVT

    Thank you for your comments. I strongly encourage you and everyone with SVT to really look into food allergies as a possible trigger. My SVT and overall symptoms have decreased drastically since I eliminated Wheat and dairy from my diet. I know its such a big change, but if you feel better and less stressted about having an SVT its worth it. Consider doing a stool sample with enterloab. you can read your own results. You may be shocked about what you are allergic to. I was…..There is so much to learn about digestive health and overall health. Its so deeply connected. Keep a food diary to draw connections to what you ate and your symptoms. Good Luck! Write anytime, I love to hear from you!

    2012/09/11 at 11:01 pm
    • From Lucy Spicer Chabot on Bowel Movements and SVT

      Are you on any medication? I am on Diltiazem and would like to get off it but I’m afraid to. I never had to get a shot or anything with my SVT, it does pass with ice on the neck or bearing down. Just wondering. Thanks.

      2012/09/18 at 11:01 pm
  • From Lucy Spicer Chabot on The INNER circle

    Symptoms is spelled wrong. Just letting you know! 🙂

    2012/09/11 at 10:54 pm
  • From Lucy Spicer Chabot on Bowel Movements and SVT

    Oh my goodness, thank you for this post. I thought I was imagining it but I saw a connection and began to look into it. I hate SVT it robs me of joy in my life. Thank you for this information.

    2012/09/11 at 10:51 pm
  • From Mark Farago on STAY COOL

    Thanks. I’ve noticed that any stressors, like heat, aggravate the SVT’s.

    2012/07/26 at 10:11 pm
  • From Renee on My Story

    Found your blog today after having a episode last night! I was diagnosed with SVT in 2007, I had an ablation done(wish I never would have). My symptoms began when I was in high school, I brushed them off as because of a heart murmur, but I began having attacks when i would bend down and stand up quickly, being a mom and a husband that worked out of town at that time I wanted to find out what this was, I was able to stop them almost as soon as they started, since I had the ablation my trick doesn’t work anymore.Stress makes SVT worse, it has caused me anxiety, well I had a pulmonary embolism two days after my ablation which kicked in the anxiety and now I tend to get panic attacks when have an episode. I to believe this can be healed naturally, that I believe it’s a imbalance in our bodies, I have taken some steps to improve my life, yet I fall short of follow through, done with this feeling of being chained to SVT! Like you I have given up a lot because of fear, yet I tend to rely on my faith and can’t be captive to this, but it still does. In the process of seeing a naturopath now to help with any hormone imbalances/thyroid issues so that I can get on track with healing my body! I have done so much reading on SVT, over and over the same things and I found you today, thank you! I am 39 now and hoping that advancing into my 40’s will lead to a much improved life and lifestyle.

    2012/07/26 at 6:53 pm
    • From Donna on My Story

      Did you ever find a natural cure for SVT? I’m new to this and it’s really taking a toll on my life! Thank you for any info!

      2016/07/26 at 9:12 pm
    • From Qasim on My Story

      Hi Renee,
      When you had your ablation done? I was diagnosed with SVT in 2009 but had frequent attacks in previous life. Is ablation changed your lifestyle? what problems you are facing after ablation

      2014/05/15 at 12:50 pm
    • From farmcharm on My Story

      Hello Renee, All I can say is I FEEL for you! Everything you describe is exactly how I felt/ feel having SVT. Except for that it DOES NOT RUN my life anymore. The reason is doesn’t is because I DO everything WITHIN my control to help support it….

      The FIRST thing I would do if I were you is get tested for food allregies and TRACK your episodes with what you ate. You are most likely allergic to wheat/gluten. (sorry!) You also probably have excess heat inside which can trigger episodes and you need to pay close attention to eating cooling, lubricating foods. Please read this blog for some tips, and also you can follow it via email to receive a blog post to your inbox every time I write one.

      Life style changes have everything to do with frequency of SVT so the best first step is deciding to do WHAT is within your control, and that is breath work, mediation, handing stressful isssues, learning how to express your anger in a healthy way, cutting out food allergens, supporting your gut, and healing your heart. I have another blog called www.NourishMySpirit.wordpress.com, you can look at that if you want to follow some more spiritual approaches to life in general. Best of luck and feel free to email me anytime for support! p.s. I dont know where you live but this HEAT is not helping anyone with a HEAT related issue. STAY COOL!!!! swim, cucumbers, WATERRRRRRRR lots of it, add chloryphl to it, eat SMALL meals, stay in a cool place…..

      2012/07/26 at 8:53 pm
  • From happy on My Story

    I feel like I am you. I am 38 years old with three children. My story is almost identical to yours except that I’ve probably only had about 10-12 episodes in my life. I am scared to get the ablation for fear of being worse off than I am now.

    2012/06/25 at 2:35 pm
    • From farmcharm on My Story

      Thank you for your comment! I too have only had aprox 10-15 episodes in my whole life….Right now they are about once per year…. The big question is…Have you been tested yet for food allergies? Are you eating wheat? Have you tracked your episodes yet to see if they occur after a large meal, eating sugar, wheat, dairy, or meat? Being angry at yourself or another can also trigger episodes, especially if you tend to go over and over things in your mind (and heart!!!) ….I will blog more on that topic soon. Consider altering your diet to see if that helps your symptoms….All the best!!!!

      2012/06/26 at 12:42 pm
  • From farmcharm on Diet

    Thanks for posting Stacey! Since you just had your first episode you should try to recall exactly what you had the day and night prior to the episode (and morning of). Start a notebook now because it might take time to make connections and it will be helpful to refer back to your notes over time if the SVT’s continue. Probably the Cardiologist will say that since it was the first time, wait and see what happens., They are not going to reccommend pills or abalation after only one episode.

    It would be interesting to note the age of your first episode f you feel like posting it. I ws 28 at when I had my “first” episode although I think I may hjave had one as a teenager once.

    Good luck with everything and be sure to start watching your water intake, foods you are eating etc. the whole point of this blog is to give people the support that the Dr.s sadly do not …yet….!!!! One day they will be on board!!!! All the best to you, stay in touch!

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    2012/06/01 at 10:26 pm
  • From farmcharm on SVT Prevention Diet

    Thanks for posting Stacey! Since you just had your first episode you should try to recall exactly what you had the day and night prior to the episode (and morning of). Start a notebook now because it might take time to make connections and it will be helpful to refer back to your notes over time if the SVT’s continue. Probably the Cardiologist will say that since it was the first time, wait and see what happens., They are not going to reccommend pills or abalation after only one episode.

    It would be interesting to note the age of your first episode f you feel like posting it. I ws 28 at when I had my “first” episode although I think I may hjave had one as a teenager once.

    Good luck with everything and be sure to start watching your water intake, foods you are eating etc. the whole point of this blog is to give people the support that the Dr.s sadly do not …yet….!!!! One day they will be on board!!!! All the best to you, stay in touch!

    .

    2012/06/01 at 10:26 pm
  • From Stacey on Diet

    This is a great blog! I just had my first SVT episode 3 days ago. My heart rate was 180 bpm for about an hour until I reached the ER. They treated me with Adenosine and sent me home. I see a cardiologist next week and will ask him about food sensitivity testing! Thanks!!

    2012/06/01 at 8:14 pm
    • From mary on Diet

      I’m 44 years old and have been experiencing SVT’s for over 30 years now, I usually experience them when I have eaten too much sugar, and very stressed, or if my menstrual cycle is about to begin. A few months ago I had to go to the ER because my heart rate was over 236 beats a minute (super scary) and I was given the adenosine for the first time (horrible feeling) I have started back on my magnesium/calcium tablets daily and haven’t had an episode since. I make sure I eat potassium rich foods because potassium is a water soluble mineral that your body flushes out. I had a halter monitor test last week and am still waiting on the results. I have given up chocolate, caffeine, tea, and stay away from medications that can cause episodes. I also do pro-biotics daily, and truly feel there is a big connection between systemic yeast in my body that aggravates my symptoms. I’d advise anyone who suffers from SVT’s to also check into yeast die off (candida albican die off) when yaest dies off within our bodies it ferments into alcohol, causes dehydration etc. I wish everyone who deals with SVT’s also finds a better way of life & feels better soon.. Sincerely, Mary S.

      2013/04/23 at 1:17 am
      • From mary on Diet

        * yeast* sorry for typos 🙂 have a blessed day <3

        2013/04/23 at 1:19 am
        • From nourishmyspirit on Diet

          Mary, Thank you for your insightful comments. I wish you continued healing. You are making great observations and connections and really listening to your body and that is how you heal SVt naturally…If we keep at it, and keep connecting the dots, we will build a database of natural knowledge that will help others piece thier own puzzle together…Yeast, probiotics, candida, sugar, stress, cortisol, hormones, our diet…all all pieces of the puzzle. Health is in our hands!

          2013/04/23 at 1:44 am
  • From Stacey on SVT Prevention Diet

    This is a great blog! I just had my first SVT episode 3 days ago. My heart rate was 180 bpm for about an hour until I reached the ER. They treated me with Adenosine and sent me home. I see a cardiologist next week and will ask him about food sensitivity testing! Thanks!!

    2012/06/01 at 8:14 pm
    • From mary on SVT Prevention Diet

      I’m 44 years old and have been experiencing SVT’s for over 30 years now, I usually experience them when I have eaten too much sugar, and very stressed, or if my menstrual cycle is about to begin. A few months ago I had to go to the ER because my heart rate was over 236 beats a minute (super scary) and I was given the adenosine for the first time (horrible feeling) I have started back on my magnesium/calcium tablets daily and haven’t had an episode since. I make sure I eat potassium rich foods because potassium is a water soluble mineral that your body flushes out. I had a halter monitor test last week and am still waiting on the results. I have given up chocolate, caffeine, tea, and stay away from medications that can cause episodes. I also do pro-biotics daily, and truly feel there is a big connection between systemic yeast in my body that aggravates my symptoms. I’d advise anyone who suffers from SVT’s to also check into yeast die off (candida albican die off) when yaest dies off within our bodies it ferments into alcohol, causes dehydration etc. I wish everyone who deals with SVT’s also finds a better way of life & feels better soon.. Sincerely, Mary S.

      2013/04/23 at 1:17 am
      • From mary on SVT Prevention Diet

        * yeast* sorry for typos 🙂 have a blessed day <3

        2013/04/23 at 1:19 am
        • From nourishmyspirit on SVT Prevention Diet

          Mary, Thank you for your insightful comments. I wish you continued healing. You are making great observations and connections and really listening to your body and that is how you heal SVt naturally…If we keep at it, and keep connecting the dots, we will build a database of natural knowledge that will help others piece thier own puzzle together…Yeast, probiotics, candida, sugar, stress, cortisol, hormones, our diet…all all pieces of the puzzle. Health is in our hands!

          2013/04/23 at 1:44 am
  • From JeNae on SVT is Related to Undiagnosed Food Sensitivites

    How is it going with your diet and elimination of food allergies? My daughter, 14, had an ablation last year and now her SVT came back. I took her into my holistic Dr and she came up with food allergies: dairy, nuts, soy, gluten, wheat.
    We changed he diet last week and by this week we took her on a run 2 times yesterday to see if we could trigger her SVT and she had NO attack! Hmmm…we happen to get these results just before seeing the surgeon tomorrow! I can’t wait to see what her EKG or anything else shows. you are tho only link I’ve come across that has related the same connection with food allergies and SVT. Let me know your experience! thx

    2012/05/17 at 11:23 am
  • From OVDI on Supplements for SVT

    Very intriguing points you’ve got remarked, regards for setting up. Above all be accurate to on your own, and if you cann’t put your heart inside, take yourself out of it. by Hardy D. Jackson.

    2012/05/16 at 10:09 pm
  • From farmcharm on Adrenal Fatigue

    Hello, Thank you so much for your comment! First off, Yes I am actively working on this blog. I have another blog called www.NourishMySpirit.wordpress where there is a lot of food related information including FOOD allergy information which I believe is the CAUSE of SVT. 7 weeks ago I had another SVT and the following day I decided to drastically change my diet. I cut out Gluten, Meat and dairy. I finally decided to get tested for some of the main food allergies and JUST got my results! I am allergic to Gluten cows milk, soy, chicken eggs, beef, pork, walnuts and more. The NIGHT before my SVT I consumed meat, dairy and gluten. I do not believe it is a coincidence that I had an episode the folllowing day. I will post some helpful tips and things you can immediately do to try to stop an SVT without a hospital, but most importantly, I would start to get tested for food sensitivities. A great place to start is to look at www.enterolab.com. They are the leading lab for stool and DNA testing. Regarding your blood type, my son is type O and YES I believe that following a blood type diet is very helpful. I am type B and also try to follow that plan. The first thing I would do if I were you is to immediately cut out all White sugar, Wheat, Gluten, Flour, and try to start keeping a record of how you feel each day and what you ate. This will give you tremendous clues. I will post some new information today. Thank you! and Best of luck!

    2012/04/09 at 1:21 pm
  • From Naeem Akhtar on My Story

    Is this blog still active?

    2012/04/09 at 12:59 pm
    • From Daniela on My Story

      Is this blog still active now ?

      2015/08/20 at 7:02 pm
    • From Stephanie on My Story

      OMG I am 42 and I feel like you have re read my life with SVT . This is incredible. My first SVT was when I was about 12, lasted hours, my mum put me to bed to rest. I then had another when I was pregnant with my first and only child when I was 34. Once again no hospital It stopped after 45 mins. Then a huge break and back again 2 years ago and been haunting me ever since. I have connected it with my cycle too, and I have also suspected carbohydrates and gluten… I’m amazed you have written this also. I have had a major tragedy in my life in January and I too have the heart beat and impending sense of doom before an attack and then it never happens. It’s like my heart stops , it’s dreadful. I only had a bout of SVT 2 nights ago and the next day got my period.
      Thank you for this blog and am going to read every single word and follow your advice.

      2013/10/28 at 3:23 am
      • From Whitman on My Story

        This is so me!

        2015/07/20 at 11:04 pm
      • From 1nurseamber on My Story

        Have you tried the Valsalva Maneuver (bearing down as long as you can in a way you do with childbirth)? I am 32, also have SVT and despite many efforts to make my lifestyle as healthy as possible, I still have episodes. This has been the only thing I’ve found to work when I’m on my own. Sometimes it takes several tries, but it’s so effective for me. I am a nurse and still don’t have thorough knowledge of my own heart condition. Everyone is different. I know personally how terrifying it is to feel like your heart is going to beat until it explodes. I definitely have less occurrences when I take good care of myself and eat right. Intense exercise has actually thrown me into SVT before though. I’ve been as high as 360 bpm on an EKG machine. I hope you’re feeling well and I would love to see more posts!!

        2014/10/03 at 6:46 pm
        • From Laura Madrigano on My Story

          Hi Thanks for you post! You say despite many efforts to make lifestyle changes, you still have episodes…then you say you definitely have less occurrences when you take good care and eat right. I would love to help you with you both those comments! What kind of lifestyle changes have you tried that you have not made any impact vs. the ones that do? That info would be a huge clue on how to help you further! Also, are you gluten-free? Thank you, All the best!!

          2014/10/04 at 9:02 am
    • From farmcharm on My Story

      Yes!

      2012/04/09 at 2:20 pm