I have recently been diagnosed with idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia. I know it is extremely rare, and have yet to find anyone who has dealt with this. I am struggling to find the right drug to help me with this. After the intial occurence with hospitalization, I was put on Flecanide. Since I have a host of other health issues (chronic lyme disease, POTS) and already deal with extreme fatigue, I was not at all able to tolerate the Flecanide. I was also super scared about taking a drug of this type and seriousness, after I read the drug warning I lost it! After only about a week of Flecanide, I switched to Metoprolol. It was instantly more easy to tolerate although it definitely does give me lots of fatigue and some weakness, still, better than Flecanide. I am surprised that I have still been having tons of palpiations on the metoprolol, and two or three incidences of sinus tachycardia, as well as a suspected VT episode today. I am so surpised that I could still have tachycardia when my resting heart rate is now super low, at 55 (because of the BB). I am wondering if it is because my dose is too low, I am on 25 morning and night. I am increasing to 50 mg as of today. I may end up having the ablation, but ofcourse, I am terrified of that as well. I still can't believe all this has happened and I am totally overwhelmed and upset, and anxious like crazy. On another note, has anyone else found that your palpitations are worse in the morning and evening? I would appreciate anyones experience with beta blockers, or ablation, or VT, though i am sure that is rare. Thanks so much.
My husband has been having a chronic right foot swelling for months. His doctor told him he needs to wear compression stockings and told him (without even doing any tests) it was his veins in the leg causing it. I'm worried it may be heart failure. Can heart failure cause only 1 foot to swell?
Hi,I had a major heart attack(and stent put in) 6 months ago. An echo(non-3D/non-contrast) was done 2 wks after the heart attack with an LVEF of 40. Another echo(non-3D/non-contrast) was done 2 months ago showing LVEF of 45. I thought it was great with the improvement shown.Then I switched hospital and the new doctor ordered an MRI(with contrast) last month that showed an LVEF of only...