I have been wanting to write a post for a while but I suffer from anxiety, particularly around health and I was worrying whether the responses might make me panic but here goes.
I have SVT, controlled by bisoprolol since last year and no episodes since then. Last year I had an echo and a number of ECGs since 2017.
Since Sept, I have had periods of breathlessness and very mild chest pain (I would describe as light twinges not stabbing). Here is the history:
In Sept, I was on holiday in Croatia and felt breathless and had tightning/crushing in my chest. It felt at times like there was a lump in my throat. I put this down to anxiety for a while as I had a big anxiety attack before going on hols and thought it might be a delayed reaction. The symptoms were on and off for a day or So, so I decided to go to the hospital. They ran an ECG, checked BP and chest and all OK. After I came home, I went to the docs, they ran an ECG and looked at the one from Croatia...all OK with no further action. Since then, symptoms are on and off...the breathlessness is more like a feeling where I feel i have to take a deep breath to get enough air in rather than feeling like I'm gasping for breath. I know that this is not being caused by anxiety so I'm wondering whether it could be being caused by the bisoprolol? When I have my SVT episodes, the doctor has confirmed my HR is regular and they said in 2017 I don't have an irregular heartbeat.