Good Morning and Welcome to Healing, I am Kitt.
You posted " but they couldn't get my heart rate to slow, so they kept me for observations."
This concerns me and I am wondering if they sent you home with a fast heart rate and what medications did they try in the hospital for the fast rate?
Switching back to your old meds seems reasonable and your right it may take a bit for the meds to kick in.
From the information you have shared here, I would be looking for a good cardiologist. With a bit more info on your heart incident I might have a better understanding.
I know what your going through, I went to nursing school and I had 4 cihildren. Remember to let go of some of the things you are doing at home and delegate. I started school in Sept and I put my Christmas tree up in July before school started...........LOL
Keep talking to us.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
From your post I gather you heart rate was back in the normal range by morning.
Tachycardia as you described may be a vicious cycle. The more you worry about it, the worse it gets.
You can interrupt the cycle several ways. One, take a anti-anxiety medication such as Xanax on a periodic basis to interrupt the episodes, two, learn meditation , three, begin to explore the life worries that you, like everyone else has. You can do that with a therapist.
I am glad you are being followed by a cardiologist. I hope all your tests are normal and you can concentrate on your studies and your family.
We are here for you so keep on talking to us.
Welcome to HW. I'm so glad you are back on your effexor. I just don't know why docs take us off things that work sometimes??? Then again I am not a professional. I find that once I have had an attck (or attacks) it can take a while for my body to get back into balance.
Be gentle with yourself and trust that things will get back to normal. It's tough to wait, but try and hold onto the times when you didn't have this. Again, welcome, keep in touch. We are here to support.