Tachycardia comes from the Greek words tachys (rapid or accelerated) and kardia (of the heart). Tachycardia typically refers to a heart rate that exceeds the normal range for a resting heart rate (heart rate in an inactive or sleeping individual).
I think I have that. It’s hereditary.
It happens in response to anxiety. Choir concerts, interviews, timed tests, presentations, those sorts of things.
To counter the effects of Tachycarida (which include shaking hands, excessive sweating, unstable speech) one can take Propanolol. I didn’t get my first prescription till I was in my freshman year of college. My mom found a notebook where I had written about how I was having these symptom while taking myself to a regular doctors office for the first time, and I knew I could handle it, and I knew this was nothing to be nervous about, but for some reason my body was responding this way. She said the Propanolol would fix that.
Propranolol (INN) is a sympatholytic non-selective beta blocker, that is, it blocks the action of epinephrine and norepinephrine on both β1- and β2-adrenergic receptors. Sympatholytics are used to treat hypertension, anxiety and panic. It was the first successful beta blocker developed.
It really sucked wanting to be a performer but then your body not doing what you tell it to when the time comes to perform. I wish I would have told my mom sooner (or at all.)
If something doesn’t feel right, like maybe not everyone is dealing with the same thing you are, ask you parents. They are the key to your knowledge of your hereditary inheritance.
My world became infinitely better with a little extra knowledge. And even more so, I didn’t feel so alone in my trouble anymore. I learned that the women of our family have acknowledged and overcome this small roadblock to success.