Do you think that 250 PVCs (average) everyday is bad?

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Veestarlet
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   Posted 2/4/2012 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
This is approximately how many PVCs I experience in a day. (everyday).
I'm so worried about this. Doc says there isn't anything she can do. Easier said than done.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/5/2012 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
250 PVCs in a 24 hours period - I don't think this is bad but I am not a Dr.  I am wondering how you know this is the number of PVCs you have as every premature beat is not a ventricular beat but could be a prematue atrial beat.
 
PVCs can be very annoying but try not to overthink your problem.  If your Dr. feels you are OK I  would suggest you believe her and let go of the worry.  I know that sounds easy but it is very hard to do.  Just remind yourself that your fears are just your mind playing games with you. You are OK.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
 
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Veestarlet
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   Posted 2/5/2012 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I wore a holter and they told me it was PVCs. on that day I had almost 200. I spent two days counting them with a hand counter. (you push the button, it's a small handheld device. Bouncers use it to count how Many people come in)
Anyways, I counted 244 one day and 267 another day. Yes I'm obsessed and can't help it. I'm also dizzy 95% of the time On a daily basis. BP has been running lower than normal for weeks. I'm thinking it's permanent....
Readings like 92/62 or 96/65 and that's mid afternoon after I've been up and about all day.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/5/2012 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
 
If your heart is otherwise healthy the PVCs are not usually a concern.
 
I am wondering about your diet ?  Do you drink a lot of caffeine products, any food allergies that you know of. 
 
As far as obsessing, that is an anxiety issue and the best place to find people who have learned how to conquer their obsessive thoughts is in the A & P forum.  I know you have been posting there and I hope you take to heart the sharing by other members.
 
I am truly sorry that you are going through this tough time.
 
Kindly,
 
Kitt 

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Veestarlet
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   Posted 2/5/2012 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt! Yes this is so hard! I don't drink any coffee or soda or alcohol. At all. No allergies.

Numil
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   Posted 2/6/2012 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem.... 100's of PVC's a day. Some days are worse and some not as bad and like so many others the Doc tells me that 1. there's nothing really wrong and 2. there's nothing that can be done outside of the normal chemical treatments like beta blockers or a few other chemical options. Mine started rather suddenly when I was coming down with a cold and the PVC's went from a couple a day to at least 1 every minute. It was a weird thing though that at first they would last all morning and early afternoon then stop late afternoon and evening. What ever that was about no one can tell me either. I'm pretty sure mine are tied to stress and anxiety and of course feeling them constantly causes anxiety which creates more which causes more anxiety and so on. I just gotta learn to relax (I've noticed when focused on something else I dont get them), watch my diet (maybe its something I eat or don't eat), and get some daily exercise (which helps in the short term). I also interested in any suggestions others might have in lessening or treating these bothersome pause/thumps in the center of my chest.

Post Edited (Numil) : 2/6/2012 11:02:58 AM (GMT-7)


Veestarlet
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   Posted 2/6/2012 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I SO SO understand!!!!! I thought I was alone.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/6/2012 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah, you are not alone and I sorry you felt that way.  I should have told you that many of the concerns and posts I have read over the years both in the A & P Forum and in this forum are from people with this very same problem.  It is natural to feel anxious when we think we may have a heart problem.  ((((((((Hugs))))))))).
 
I wish I could find a post that was from a member who had thousands of PVCs daily and it was documented via the Holter Monitor.  Now that would send me into a tailspin.  smhair

If your attempts to reassure yourself and to make appropriate lifestyle changes do not give you sufficient relief, you and your doctor may want to consider a trial of drug therapy. JMHO.
 
Take good care of you and know you are important to us here in the forum so keep on talking with us.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
 
 
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Numil
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   Posted 2/8/2012 1:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt,

We're trying several different things and I've noted that physical exercise helps control them or at least I don't get PVC's during exercise but I can hardly see myself spending the majority of my waking moments on a treadmill like a hamster.
One thing I haven't tried was limiting sugar and over the last couple of days that's seemed to help reduce the number and strength of the PVC's. Gonna quit alcohol (never drank much to begin with, a bottle of wine would last me the whole week). I'll keep you posted on the results although I don't expect to see any real changed for at least a week or two. I'm not liking the suggestion of one cardiologist that PVC's can be treated with Xanax. Last thing I need is to be sedated 24/7, I'd rather have the PVC's
As long as they aren't too frequent and strong and if I have something to distract me like work I think I can live with them. Its the quiet times when you want to relax and they just keep poking you that drives me nuts. Hope everyone else is coping and lets us know if anything works for them.

Numil

stkitt
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   Posted 2/8/2012 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Numil
 
Good Morning. I believe that if anxiety is your trigger for PVCs then Xanax may be useful short term but to the best of my knowledge Xanax will not cure PVCs. 
 
I like your plan of action so keep it up and let us know how you are doing.
 
Kindly,
Kitt 
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