Posted 8/7/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)
I didn't know exactly where this belongs so I put it here. Pretty much I was born diagnosed with WPW. For the first 6 months of my life it was touch and go and I was on heavy medication, but I pulled through. I didn't have ANY troubles with it again, at all, until last year. 20 years of nothing and it comes back. I got sick and was vomiting a fair bit which I'm pretty sure is what triggered it. I was put on Noten once a day which helped. I went in for an ablation January this year and hoped for the best. The operation was semi-successful. Apparently I'm a rare case. I had 2 different arteries (as I understand it) that should have been burned out. They noticed the second one during the ablation but couldn't find it, even after pumping me full of adrenaline and getting my heart pumping at over 200 beats a minute. They said that it was dorment at the moment and might not ever become active. Life was fine again until this morning when I woke up with severe vomiting amongst other things, and I found my heart racing again. about 140 beats per minute. That mixed with the vomiting caused me to go to hospital again. I was in all day today and after trying several things they couldn't bring my heart rate lower than 120 and I was sent home after being told that some rest in a peaceful enviroment would probably fix it. I was feeling almost good until about 2 hours ago when my mum started experiencing chest pains and tightness across the chest and back. Obviously it worries me a lot as she's one of the only people I'm extremely close to. As a result of this I can't seem to find a way to relax or bring my heart rate down. I can't sleep either. Could anyone offer some suggestions please? I suffer from regular anxiety, depression and what I think is bi-polar. None of this is helping at all. Thank you for reading.