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skipping or stopping heart then weird feelings in my hands

im 26 years old, and i suffer with svt, and panic disorder. i am currently taking verapmill and having cbt sessions. this has been going on for 4 years. but recently and it mostly when im laid in bed trying to relax/sleep it feels like my heart is stopping or skipping and then im getting weird feelings in my handsand then i have to make a sudden movement to wat feels like get my heart going again!! and then im too scared to go to sleep and all the doctors say is its fine nothing wrong with you!! clearly there is, all that runs through my head is that im going to die. i really could do with some advice please.

thank you
amy x

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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Understand your predicament. Supraventricular tachycardia often occurs in episodes with stretches of normal rhythm in between. When tachycardia occurs, it is usually referred to as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. When these shifts happen, you must be perceiving the skipping or stopping of the heart beat. If the functional status of the heart is good, then no further therapy is required. If its unresponsive to medical therapy, then catheter ablation is done. Discuss these options with your consulting doctor.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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39 male from the UK and i suffer from this strange affliction. It always happens when I'm just about to fall asleep and it feels like my heart as just stopped, with like a massive punch to the chest.  Ive been to the doctors many times too and they say the same shite.. Its a scary feeling and i wish i could record it on some monitor to show the doctor as proof because to me it feels very real and life threatening..
  thanks to everyone for your posts. I'm going to give up caffeine and fags and see if that makes a difference.
                                      cheers matt kain xx
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