@warpedtrekker I’ve had tachycardia for more than 20 years. My heart rate when I’m sleeping is 145.
When I was first tested doctors asked me numerous times if my heart raced just upon standing. They said if it did that was something different called POTS and it would require different treatment than my sinus node tachycardia. I don’t have POTS but it might be worthwhile for you to check that out.
I was told that there really is no good researched treatment for tachycardia. Couple of years ago I was put on Ivabradine which worked and controlled my heart rate. Unfortunately insurance wouldn’t cover it because it was prescribed for me “off label”. So, I was switched to Flecainide which is a med for people with afib. It works for my tachycardia but I had to be closely monitored for the first year with monthly ekg. Now I only get checked yearly.
Hopefully this gives you some thoughts for questions to ask your cardiologist. Best of luck to you. Here’s to a happy and healthier new year!