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Does anyone own an AliveCor EKG monitor for their SVT?


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Wondering if anyone has an AliveCor smart phone ekg system for the SVT they may have gotten from benzos. I've already been checked out by a cardiologist.

 

If so, is it worth it?

 

Does it work with Andriod or Apple only?

 

Any info helps.

Thanks

Miss Fortitude

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Wondering if anyone has an AliveCor smart phone ekg system for the SVT they may have gotten from benzos. I've already been checked out by a cardiologist.

 

If so, is it worth it?

 

Does it work with Andriod or Apple only?

 

Any info helps.

Thanks

Miss Fortitude

 

I use it with Android, also have SVT but it just kind of shows a fast heart rate, I have the 6L(6 lead one). Trying to figure exactly what kind of SVT I have, it's either Aflutter or AVNRT. I'm praying for AVNRT though.

 

I don't know if it is worth it tbh, honestly sometimes the damn thing freaked me out worse than before I had it. It's also really hard to sit still for me when having SVT because my body goes into panic mode as well. It's a tool for sure.. but don't let it consume you.

 

I read your post the other day as well and my SVT starts exactly like yours, I'll get a big skipped beat then this rush of warmth over my body and feel dizzy then in about 5 seconds I've gone from 60/70/80 bpm to 140-175.

 

I had been given metoprolol for it, which made me BRUTALLY worse, 40 days off metoprolol after 3 weeks on it and I am still not right.

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Hamburgertime (adorable name)

 

Thank you for your reply. I hope you get it solved and under control. Since lack of sleep can cause SVT and benzo tolerance & withdrawal cause so much insomnia, I wonder if that contributes to the SVT. ..

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Insomnia does not help for sure, I think mine was being triggered following two generic muscle relaxants, I've kept having tons of episodes since the end of June, haven't had one in 6 days or so now.. which has been my longest stretch in a bit.. stress has been no friend of mine either. I feel like the beta blockers I was on actually made it worse/me worse. I didn't really get a taper off them as you did, was only on them three weeks ;\

 

I hope you get yours sorted out too!

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