Posted 7/5/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -6)
Hi, I usually post on the FM board, but saw your post about pvc's. I have 15,000 (15%) per day, so I know a little of how you feel. Do you feel yours? I can tell now when I am in bigeminy, but it doesn't bother me. As soon as I start moving around I don't feel them at all and mine do go away when my heart rate goes up.
That is great that your echo was normal, my first one showed an ejection fraction of 50% (a little low), but it has since returned to normal. Have you had a stress test? This was a good test to show the doctor if your pvc's stop when your heart rate increases. I also had a lot of blood tests, which I am sure you have had also. Be aware too that a lot of medications can affect your pvc's. I was on wellbutrin for fibro and it increased mine to 22,000 a day. Amrix, a muscle relaxer, made mine a lot stronger and it took three months before I couldn't feel them again.
My doctor wanted to do holters every six months for two years, a repeat echo after 18 months and then said he didn't need to see me for another two years! I do not take any medication for mine since they don't really bother me.
You are definitely not a baby if you were able to live with them for three years without knowing for sure!
Let us know what your doctor says this week!
Fibro dx 2004, RLS, raynauds
Ultracet, Robaxin, Neurontin, Lidoderm patch, Vit D, CoQ10, Mag