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Posted 1/17/2014 11:14 AM (GMT -6)
Wow I really needed to read all of these. I have been having PVC's for years and they would come and go so of course I thought ok well what is the worst. Well one day I had it so bad that I was in the Urgent care where the Dr told me it was totally normal but they sent me to the ER which again they told me they were totally normal, but of course my mind would not allow me to think that they were. How could something that makes you feel like you are dying and short of breath be totally normal. I have begged my MD to send me to Cardiology but they said I am too young and that there is no need for concern. I refuse to take anxiety meds as I am a strong believer in self talk to calm myself down however at times even that is very difficult when these occur. Thank you for posting your comments some have been a little scary and most have relieved a lot of anxiety I can only hope that increasing excersize and changing diet will help relieve some of these as they can consume a huge portion of my day, by the time one happens and I get myself to calm down the next one happens and the cycle starts all over again. Having a fear of dying at such a young age can consume your day and life, but it is a relief to knwo I am not alone and that these PVC do not only happen to me.
Being scared all the time is not fun, but will try to increase my excersize.
Posted 1/17/2014 5:00 PM (GMT -6)
It's hard not to think the worst, but your heart has been wonderfully wired to keep running, and since you've been to the doctors and ER a few times, and they said all is well, try to think of them more as hiccups than, in your case, something serious.
If you had hiccups, you wouldn't presuppose that something was wrong with your lungs, you know them for what they are, an annoying thing that happens to your diaphragm. Same with these PVCs in your case. After I read that in an otherwise healthy heart, with no structural or rhythm issues other than PVCs, that an electrophysiologist said that you'd have to have more than 20,000/Day before they'd be concerned, I realized that the number I get is no where near that.
We're lucky, since we feel them, we went to the doctor and he/she said that ours were harmless, but many people get many thousands every day but are totally unaware that it's happening. I found a saying that exemplifies this concept:
"A saying from the area of Chinese medicine would be appropriate to mention here: "One disease, long life; no disease, short life." In other words, those who know what's wrong with them and take care of themselves accordingly will tend to live a lot longer than those who consider themselves perfectly happy and neglect their weakness. So, in that sense at least, a Weakness of some sort can do you a big favor, if you acknowledge that it's there."
Posted 1/20/2014 9:42 AM (GMT -6)
Thank you for this message you have no idea how calming and how a few words can put some ease to my mind. On Friday I almost thought I was dying and a friend told me to think of them as guardian angles saying hello, so every time I got one I said hello to my father who passed away last year. That seemed to help a little but what really helped me get through them was I just worked pasted them. I decided I was not going to allow them to stop me in my tracks and as scared as I was I went to my daughters school and had lunch wth her and her friends and they continued however nothing happened to me so I knew that I was going to be ok.
I will say that at times they become overwheleming but I know that in the end as long as I do what I am told and as you said monitor my life habits and do a lot of relaxation I have the upper hand.
I truly enjoy this and enjoy the post, I cant belive how much they have helped me through this very scary time. Thank you for your comments and advice.
Posted 1/20/2014 2:02 PM (GMT -6)
Great to hear, my guardian angels have been saying hello a lot lately, mine act up here and there, but I love the idea of thinking of them that way, thanks.
And thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate that.