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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 8/18/2012 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive had them for over twenty years and they still scare the crap out of me. I've had five nuc stress tests and haveing another one Tuesday. They haven't bothered me for a long time but the last few
Weeks they have been messing with my head. I found this sight and can't believe how many people feel the same way I do. I'll write more later about them. I need to try to sleep. Night

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   Posted 8/19/2012 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum. I hope you get some answers here.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 8/20/2012 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering with PVC's since I was in my 20's (now 65).  They were milder and more infrequent when I was young, but now when I get them they are really scary and last really feel like you may be taking your few last breaths at times.  I wonder sometimes if they can be exascerbated by stress because while I was on my vacation and totally relaxed, I didn't feel them at all...the minute I got hone they started up all over again!  I also find they're worse after a big meal or during a bout of indigestion but they can come on out of nowhere too.  It's hard to believe they're benign because they feel anything but...the flutering, the skipping, the shortness of breath feeling....makes me scared to exert myself yet the docs say run around the block and you'll feel better.  Just worried that they'll eventually cause me to have a stroke or heart attack yet I don't want to have one of those ablations...I've heard terrible things about that procedure.  Any feedback would be appreciated.

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   Posted 8/31/2012 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Andwes,
Hopefully My 2 cents will be of some value to u!
I've been dealing with pvc's for twenty years. Have had all the test's with "normal" results... A few things have helped me tremendously, the one thing that has helped I've never seen posted! You mentioned that after eating the symptoms seem to be worse. One of the BIGGEST culprits is MSG!!! Unfortunately for Americans, MSG is in just about every processed food & used in EVERY restaurant! Dont buy the bill of goods being peddled to us that the food is "MSG Free". For those of you that are not aware, the FDA has allowed food manufactors to rename MSG (over 30 tricky names) if the MSG content is less than 98% they can freely add it. Sometimes you'll read a label with 3 to 4 different names!!(Google other names for msg) Sorry for the msg rant! Anyways, once I began to eliminate or at least limit my intake, my symptoms subsided substantially. Stay hydrated, drink half your body weight in ounces. If you weigh 100 lbs, drink 50 oz everyday and lastly Potassium & Magnesium levels should be monitored and supplemented if necessary.

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   Posted 9/10/2012 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Good advice Idv!
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