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   Posted 8/17/2014 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
This is going to sound so ridiculous, but I really need some advice right now.

Yup, I've posted before about heart flutters, but I feel like I need more reassurance. I've had heart flutters that come and go since last August (about 1 year now) and suddenly I've had this severe OCD over them: fearing when they will happen next, especially. I know they are harmless and my doctor told me by looking at the EKG and my family members, but I just need to know how to shake this OCD about these constant thoughts about when the next heart flutter will be. It's really taking a toll on me, and it's scary how much I'm thinking about this. I've had a history of OCD phases since I was in about 5th grade, (I'm now graduated from high school).

If any of you have heart flutters, do you worry about them, or just accept them? How can you deal with the thought in the back of your mind of the unpredictability of when the next one will come?

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   Posted 8/17/2014 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   

i also have some OCD about these things. the best thing is to not worry about them, sometimes it is hard to ignore them. and you cant help but be upset when they come and go - and come and go. believe me, there are tons of people here who will reassure you and be supportive. try not to worry too much.

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   Posted 8/18/2014 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I would try not to worry about them!
They will not harm you, I get them and to be honest I just let my heart get on with whatever it needs to do!
Just try to ignore them the best you can!
You will be fine!
Just see them as an annoyance and not a threat!
Take care xx

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   Posted 8/18/2014 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Once you've been tested and checked-out by a doctor, and told they are benign, you can try to relax. I've hated every PVC I've had since the day I started to get them, but we all might benefit by understanding that the majority of the people that get them don't feel them. Ah, imagine how nice that would be, but also realize since they don't feel them, they haven't gone to the doctors to have them checked out. So, we're actually advantaged, we feel them, we seek care, and most times they are benign. The people that don't feel them, sure, they're mostly benign for them too, but they haven't had the advantage of being tested and examined to be sure.

Read this if you already haven't, consider reading it again if you have. He's talking about PVCs specifically, but it is reassuring to me.


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   Posted 8/21/2014 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks JungRulz. That is a good article :-) I read that and the several others that you have provided.
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