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Date Joined Dec 2013
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   Posted 12/31/2013 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this forum, and this is my first post. I have read many posts that have been helpful to me when I get terrorized by these horrible PVCS. It is comforting to know I'm not alone. I have to say that I am a lucky one who only has one or two a day, but we all understand that even one is enough to ruin your day! For me, it is the type that feel like a horse has kicked you from the inside of your chest. It scares the hell out of me, then I try to move on. I do not have symptoms with them, just complete fear. I have had many ekgs, blood tests, an echo and stress test, everything normal. My cardiologist told me it is just MY heart and there is nothing dangerous about it. Still, its enough to make me never want to go anywhere.

I have heard many people say that the doctor tells them that exercise slows PVCS down. In my case, the PVCS are dormant when I'm staying relaxed, and when I finally get the nerve to get up and start to do something, hits me. This makes it terrifying to try to exercise or even walk out the door. My doctor gave me a small mg of buspirone to stop the adrenaline associated with these, but I refuse to live my life a prisoner to pills or PVCS. Does anyone else experience this, or have any advice on dealing? Thanks!

Post Edited (Drumminbumm) : 12/31/2013 2:31:40 PM (GMT-7)

Miss spice bomb
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Date Joined Jul 2013
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   Posted 12/31/2013 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello there!!

I'm sorry that your PVC'S scare you!!
I know exactly how you feel!
But don't worry about getting them when your moving around, I get that too.
I can get 1-2 per minute all day every day, I can get them from changing positions...changing activity...Taking a deep breath in....laughing.....bending over...I can also have none while sitting only for them to return on activity..and that happens the other way around too!!
Don't worry!! I wish I only had a few per day!!
But I really do understand that it doesn't matter if you have 2 per day or 2000, they are just as annoying!!
I've had all the tests too and they find nothing sinister!!
So please don't let these PVC's ruin your life, your going to be fine!!

Hope you have a great new year!!

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Date Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 12/31/2013 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Miss Spice Bomb, Thank you very much for your input. It helps so much to be able to speak to others who understand these things that stop me in my tracks. I've had these all my life, a little more frequent now than when I was a kid, but I'm still learning to accept them and beating everything you have told me into my own head :). I will remember your advice each time. Thanks again! You have a great New Year!!

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Date Joined Jan 2014
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   Posted 1/5/2014 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am with all of you. I have had these for several years now. My fist cardiologist diagnosed me with mitral valve prolapse and put me on Topral XL 50mg once daily. It was a miracle drug and the feeling of flutters I was having went away. I was so happy; you have no idea. It was so nice, and then I started having problems with the fluttering. I found that my pharmacy at the time had changed their supplier and I chalked it up as that being the problem. I moved and went to another cardiologist when I was having them more frequently; after wearing a monitor he said there's nothing to worry about. He said I have PVC's. But lately I've been freaking out about it because it acts up a lot. A lot of what I'm reading about symptoms is true. I laid down for bed the other night and my heart wouldn't stop acting up. My regular physician said to start watching my diet. So I started working out and was feeling quite good. And then all of a sudden I started having lots of PVC's. So now I'm asking myself "is it the different diet now?" I haven't exercised in several weeks now because of my heart.

I stay away from caffeine and soda. Does anything help me? I don't know. Contrary to what I've read, sometimes eating makes me feel better rather than not eating. I will tell you I'm a worry wart and have lots of stress in my life. I think this affects me but what do I know? It is scary, for sure.

I will try to get an appointment with my original cardiologist and ask about these suggestions I've read in other posts. Sorry I don't have a remedy suggestion for any of you, but I do take comfort in knowing I'm not the only one out there feeling this way.

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Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 5/5/2014 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
i am with you want to exercise but get spooked when they come!!!
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