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   Posted 12/4/2010 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
       .I have known about my PVCs for about 10 yrs now. I can sometimes feel when they happen and in the past it has caused some anxiety. They are usually fleeting and I think nothing of them. Last week however while at work I started to have an episode that at that point lasted for about 45 minutes.  I decided to go to an walk in clinic. When they hooked me up to ekg it was normal except of course for the PVCS. My Dr. assured me I was fine. Well the episode ended up lasting like 4 days! They finally went away and have I've been fine all week I even got back on the treadmill last couple days.....until this morning! I woke up with them again! Well I decided since I get all this nervous energy from them I would do some walking on the treadmill and I felt great no problems but now that I'm off I feel them again. Could this be because when I'm working out my mind is off of them. I feel like getting back on again just to stop the focus on them. Anyone else have this problem and any advice or suggestions? Is is normal to have these episodes go on for so long? When I went to ER Dr. thought it was just anxiety and I was having normal PVCs  he gave me ativan to take though I did I still experienced them. Thanks in advance!

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   Posted 12/4/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Afternoon,
Basically PCV’s are when your heart skips beats from its normal rhythm which are mostly harmless if your otherwise healthy. Millions of people have PCV heart beats as well as panic disorder. They can also be entirely seperate but typically go hand in hand because PCV heart beats can cause people to be teriffied that they happen to have this beats.  What this does is heightens the persons awarness that they are having the PVCs  which fuels their fear to have another episode. This cycle  is basically fearing fear itself which is what panic attacks are.
So if your are under a lot of stress I recommend that you try your best to decrease it and exercise is a good way to do that.  Good luck!!!
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   Posted 12/4/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! And the treadmill walk helped because they have stopped! tongue
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