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Date Joined Jul 2014
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   Posted 7/1/2014 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone I have been reading posts on the site for several weeks and it all sounds too familiar. I am a 54-year-old male who has PVCs for the past nine years did not have PVCs until I had atrial fibrillation attack 10 years ago. At this point I can relate to everyone symptoms. It seems to me that my PVCs are brought on by excitement and at times when I go to bed and lay on my left side since I don't lay on my left side anymore I have no more PVCs when I go to bed. Back in 2006 I was diagnosed with an aneurysm right common iliac just the word aneurysm would be enough to send someone's anxiety through the roof. The aneurysm was discovered on a CT scan that I went four for diverticulitis. So we just sit and wait and watch the aneurysm grow. Moving forward to present eight years later I ended up with two left and right common iliac aneurysm and an abdominal aorta aneurysm, if one wasn't bad enough now I have three. Needless to say I was having an anxiety party for over a couple years. While waiting for the operation from my aneurysms I did not have one PVC and four months after my operation I've had to very strange how PVCs just come and go. I hate the PVCs more than anything with sleep apnea, COPD, atrial fibrillation, and just resent anaphylaxis for me PVCs are the worst. I go from 1 to 500 a day to having none for a few months. I do take my Toprol XL 300 mg a day that's what it takes to control my PVCs and high blood pressure. I did increase my magnesium and potassium which helped very much. I hope this post finds everyone well and you are not alone keep your head up and keep smiling.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 7/1/2014 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   

I am sorry you  have been dealing with heart issues for a long time but your attitude is amazing.  cool I am not sure I would be able to keep on acting like life is just fine if I had been diagnosed with aneurysms.  I would have probably moved in with my cardiologist.


I am going to ask what caused you anaphylaxis - bee sting, medications ???? That was one thing that truly scared me as I only had one but it happened within seconds of taking a medication.............mad rush to ER. 

In general, short bursts of PACs, and  PVCs  may be asymptomatic and are benign and the risks of increasing medications to suppress them all the time may not be worth any additional benefit.

Management has to be individualized for every patient. I am so sorry  for your frustration.

Have you ever had a 2D Echo of your heart and been told you have any heart failure? 

To the best of my knowledge and from talking with my husband's cardiologist,  hypomagnesaemia may precipitate AF and needs to be avoided but Mg supplements are not used as targeted therapy for AF per se. 

Please remember I am not  a Dr. and HW should never take the place of the medical community but we are here to support you and help clarify your concerns to the best of our personal knowledge.

Keep on talking with us and now I will share how many PVCS my husband had on his 24 hour holter monitor: 36,000 and they were multifocal PVCS with a few short runs and bigeminy noted in his report.

I wish you a great week and enjoy your summer.





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New Member

Date Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 7/1/2014 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Kitt...
My anaphylaxis was brought on by a bee sting now I have to carry an EpiPen and Benadryl. I have had every test. Known to man all came back normal but as we all know PVCs to us are not normal. I am not a religious man by far but I do think God every day for another day I look at PVCs now as a bad pick up what really helps and I think may help a lot of other people is if you feel one coming on hold your breath and bear down it really really helps. Hope everyone is doing well and stay safe.

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Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 128
   Posted 7/3/2014 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello jaydonna,

I too am a PVC patient who like many here, feel the discomfort from these ectopic beats. A couple of days ago when they were at their worst, I would lay down and have them very bad. Crazy beats. And if I laid on my left side, they were very bad. They have eased up lately, but I thank God also for everyday and night, when they are not too bad.

I wish you the best :-)
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