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Have possible tachycardia, irritation of vagus nerve. How bad is it?

Hi , I was searching the web to find a diagnosis that matches my symptoms and i found this site . And the reason i do this is because i have a very strange heart problem. (I am 15 years old boy) I already went a couple of times to my family doctor , which sent me to various clinics , which ALL of them said that i have nothing going on with my heart. But the problem persisted , and it was triggered by some unknown reason , most probably a mechanical one . So keeping in mind that all though some doctors said that my heart is in good health , i assumed that the problem doesn t lie in the heart at all....As the time passed i became more concerned about my condition probably because it will never end and i will never find what makes this thing happen. But today i finally discovered what triggers the response from my heart(some sort of tachycardia , i ve experienced it many times before in the last 3 years , over 20 events i think, actually my heart raises about 200 bpm , it is regular , it suddenly begins and it suddenly stops , and i feel something very uncomfortable BUT NOT PAIN , it is some kind of pressure, and i can guarantee that it is NOT normal to feel that. ). All that having been said , i know exactly what triggers this condition BECAUSE i did it and it worked , i activated the tachycardia on purpose. And the clues are: 1. i ve eaten my lunch ( i think i has something to do with the irritation of the vagus nerve or somehow my heart is being compressed) 2. 80% of the events take place while i breathe in ( i also think i has something to do with the diaphragm , maybe it s broken and all my organs are in my chest ) 3. almost all the events happened whine i was in a certain position. ( chest forward , belly in, happened while stretching my torso, something like a rooster position.) So i did all those 3 . I ve eaten , then stretched myself , then took a deep breath and i scared the..... out of me when it was triggered . i thought i was going to faint so, i told my mom to call ambulance in case ill fall on the floor. I want to apologize in case i was not understood because of my english , this is because i m not native speaker. So if there is a diagnosis for what i might have i want to know how bad this is..and what can i do to fix it. Thanks in advance.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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your sudden onset and sudden disappearance of tachycardia is suggestive of PAROXYSMAL SUPRA VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA( PSVT). you consult one cardiologist or electrophysiologist regarding this
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Have possible tachycardia, irritation of vagus nerve. How bad is it?

your sudden onset and sudden disappearance of tachycardia is suggestive of PAROXYSMAL SUPRA VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA( PSVT). you consult one cardiologist or electrophysiologist regarding this