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SVT from bending over and poking feeling in neck

I just had this happen.I was putting dishes in the dishwasher, then extreme tachcardia in the jugular notch (v of neck)(about 240 bpm)and now Im thinking it has happened to me before but just short and then ends.Most of the time I have bad stress with svt but not this time.I also felt some poking from under jugular notch to the notch.I actually feel this poking now and again ,sometimes with stress/anxiety only (which I usuallyhave daily) and wonder what it could be.It seems like it affects my health in different ways.Anybody have this poking sensation?

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Yes I get that, it’s like a bubble going up the carotid artery on the left of the neck. I have Svt and ectopic beats also a mitral valve leaking.

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thanks for reply.mine is lower before it branches off to the carotids.it almost feels like cartilage. maybe it is pressure or an air bubble you think?Almost feels like the trachea or esophagus is contracting

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I don,t know what it is, I mentioned it to the doctor but never got a reply

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Do you also have stress in this areas without tachycardia?I feel this incredible anxiety /stress every day of my life connected to this area.I have to try to fix it a lot by working with abdominal area.Like nerves are all having a reaction.It makes be believe the current in the svt is also in the neck and not just the AV node and effects my nerves when not in svt.

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I,ve looked it up on google and still don,t know what it is,it seems like a rush of blood to the head. This Svt and ectopics seems to occupy thoughts all day everyday . Even going out , holidays and family events, I hate it.

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So has this bothered you your whole life even before you knew you had svt?

Ive been offered ablation and paid in full by my insurance and I would do it except I think I would still have the other issues.I wish I knew if it would help. Im 58 yrs old-have felt this wierd feeling my entire life but feels like it is more of a problem now.I was just dxd with svt a yr ago,Now besides just my neck pounding-sometimes it goes to my head.I did have some luck with diltiazem at 1st.Too good to be true tho-my head started feeling very bad .Besides being a calcium chan blocker-it is a vasodialator.I always have seemed to crave that sort of thing-like alchohol for 1.cayenne pepper,.damiana--it all seems to help my neck,but now the alcohol seems to be feeling more dangerous as I age.I also take .25mg xanax before bed-to unwind

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I had ectopics age 28; I developed Svt 12 years ago, no one mentioned it when I was taken to a and e here in England so I continued to suffer attacks without knowing what it was until the big attack Feb 2017 when it had to be put back with adenisone in hospital. The ectopics affected my life but I still brought up 3 children and had a job, my husband was irresponsible so I had no choice. As I have got older they have become a problem, I am 71now, I was offered an ablation in March but read so many posts that it was not 100percent a success, I have the option to go through with it because it affects my life more now but worry that I will be on more medication and my quality of life will be worse than it is now. I sleep very badly too, the doctors here will not give more than a 7 day sleeping pill, I feel I haven,t got a lot to lose at my age, I know I feel better after a better night sleep. I think I have got used to feeling my heart pounding and kicking about but I would prefer it not to. I do get physically tired very quickly now, I have always been an active person always doing something.

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SVT covers different tachys-but some like AVNRT which is often felt in the neck is something we are born with from what I was told.I know what you mean about ablation--unless its completely neccesary i wont be doing it too.Maybe try to find a dr that will prescribe a benzo for sleep--forever.there are some that may do it under the circumstances>I will let you know if I get any new info on this syndrome--hang in there

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I feel depressed about this sometimes too, we must not allow this to get us down, I turn to what I like doing, read and watch a good film also walking. I love birds and encourage them to my patio outside my apartment, I had many animals over the years now in animal heaven. I am thinking of you, we must be strong, I say to myself I,m better off than a lot of people.

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