Hi bandit, I am glad you took the advice and came to visit us here on the cardio forum.
I agree with Hopes that you do need to see a doctor about this. It is good though that you are able to get some feedback from someone who is actually going through the same thing that you do.
Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 5/22/2006 9:04:12 AM (GMT-6)
I am new here. Recently, I have had episodes of PVC'S every day. I went to the emergency room and me blood work and EKG was all normal. Sent me home. Then a week later the PVC's came back and lasted 10 1/2 hours. Went back to the emergency room and the EKG did show premature beats and occasional skip beats. The Dr. said these can be normal but did recommend a holter. So I got that on and ha-ha it showed absolutely nothing. My Dr. has an echocardiagram scheduled for next week, but so far he doesn't show anything abnormal. I do run low in magnesium, but I do take supplements daily. I have noticed that when my irritable bowel flares up these episodes come back. Does anyone else experience this? I am about at my wits end with these. The Dr. did put me on some Ativan to calm me down when these episodes happen, but I wait if fear for the next episode to come back.
I would appreciate anyone's input!!!
Hi jox, Welcome to healing well forum. We are glad to have you.
When it dawns on you that you do have something wrong with your heart it is a major stressor. I too have made some life changes like quitting smoking (last june) and trying to get more rest, etc. I do believe that there can and is a certain amount of anxiety that can be expected. The most important thing we all can do is get treated and stick with it. I know it is easier said than done. I myself as my cath is looming closer and closer and my anxiety and chest pains increase have found that I just wish for a cigarette....no matter how sick it will make me feel.
I also take an antidepressant as I believe it is important to take care of the mind as well as the heart.
Take care and keep posting we would like to hear more from you....
Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 7/9/2008 2:29:35 PM (GMT-6)