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DiRoc
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Date Joined Sep 2014
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   Posted 9/26/2014 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I have PVC's and they are driving me crazy, today all morning I feel the butterfly flicker. Its very hard to ignore or try to relax with them going on and on.
I was looking up PVC when I seen this chat room. so happy to read all your post and see how your dealing with it.

pvct
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   Posted 9/26/2014 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi DiRoc and welcome to the forum.

I also get tons of pvcs and have so for the last 38 years. This year has been especially bothersome. I have had every test run, and have had several Cardiologists that have assured me, these PVCs, and PAcs are bothersome, unsettling, benign, and try to ignore them. I have a friend on this forum who also is plagued with them. These ectopic beats seem to run randomly during periods of time, then go away, then can come back. There have been many good reference articles submitted here to try to inform and comfort us PVC folk. I get a very unsettled feeling when they continue for awhile, but they are what they are. If you have been tested by your doctor, take comfort. And my advise to you, although easier said than done, is try ot to worry about them. If JungRulz happens to see this, I am sure he will give you some very sound and informative references. Best to you. Don't worry. They are annoying. Tons of people get them. I had 5300 one day. A drag, but they will get better. Just get checkeced out by your Doctor. :-)

CHF
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   Posted 9/29/2014 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
PVC can be disturbing. I had PVC all my life. At 52 I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure along with the pvc. I was at Mayo Clinic who aggressively went after my issues. I suggest getting to a cardiologist who is aggressive. I had a pacemaker/defibrillator(ICD) and Catheter Ablation procedure. This helped my heart rhythms greatly. One thing from St Lukes of KCMO and From Mayo out of Phoenix said, Iron and potassium can get off balance and cause serious heart pvc are arrhythmia . Check your iron and potassium levels asap... Also...could you visit...www.congestiveheartfailure.club and say a word in that forum. We are new

JungRulz
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   Posted 9/30/2014 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi DiRoc.

Welcome to HealingWell.

As pvct said, it's important to have them evaluated when they first occur, and also if you experience benign ectopics (PVCs, PACs, etc.) over the years, if your symptoms change, like experiencing pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or a significant increase in the frequency of them, it's important to return to your doctor to be reevaluated.

I've had PVC issues since I was 15, a little over 40 years ago. I hate them as much now as I did when I first started to get them. After a period of dormancy, mine returned this April, one Holter showing 6000 PVCs/24 hrs, and another 3900/24 hrs. I have PACs as well.

I'm curious how you know you're experiencing PVCs? Have you been seen by a doctor and had any testing?

Web sites that I've found helpful follow:

www.drjohnm.org/2013/06/benign-pvcs-a-heart-rhythm-doctors-approach/

www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p743.html

The following link starts on the ventricular page. Look at the left side of the screen, other rhythm disturbances are also covered, and some detail about the various events provided.

www.equimedcorp.com/rhythms/topic/40/

The following link is to a Blog on rhythm issues. The blog appears to be very well written and up to date, nevertheless, no one should follow advice from this Blog, or even HealingWell, without being evaluated and diagnosed by your doctor and anything, like supplements, that you may want to try should be cleared with your doctor.

www.lifeoffbeat.com/

If you have not yet visited a doctor, please do so. Even your family doctor can help make a determination of benign ectopics. If your family doctor thinks further evaluation is necessary, he/she can recommend additional testing or refer you to a cardiologist.

Magoo555
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   Posted 9/30/2014 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
hi , I've had these my whole life on and off
and I'm still alive ,don't worry about a few a minute
i had 15,000 per day and still didn't die ….

poundpuppy
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   Posted 9/30/2014 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having pvcs a lot lately. I also have hemochoatosis a iron storage problem. I donate blood every 56 days and stay away from red meat and high concentrations of iron enriched foods. my legs hurt to walk after a few blocks and I suffer severe back pain. the doc has me on xannax at night. 20mg. Norco 3x a day and a bp med. he was concerned with pad but its my back and I quit taking the med he gave me for nerve blocking. with all this said, these pvcs are really bothering me. Is there anything that I can do to lesson them. I read back that someone said check iron level and potassium levels. I also have a leaky heart valve so at times I feel doomed. I just want to feel normal. Obama care has left me unable to visit the ER as I have a 6K deductible, wear as before it cost me 1500 to go there.

JungRulz
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   Posted 9/30/2014 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Poundpuppy, Welcome to HealingWell.

Ultimately, if you feel your life is possibly be in peril, you need to go to the Emergency Room and sort it out later. Talk with your local hospitals to see if they have any cardiac clinics, talk with local social service offices and ask about your situation. Keep closer in touch with your family doctor, perhaps visits every three months to monitor your health.

A recent EKG and examination to be sure they are benign, with additional tests as necessary, is essential. Has your doctor discussed with you the reason for the PVCs? How many are you getting everyday? Certain electrolytes, such as potassium and magnesium, should be checked.

None of us want to hear this, but stress can be a big factor in PVCs. Catecholamines, or stress hormones, are frequently the cause, some medication can be as well, especially decongestants, diet pills, things that speed up your heart. Smoking, alcohol, and caffeine, other things that should be avoided. If you're taking about Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) and regurgitation, this is another well established causes of PVCs.
"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do"
Carl Jung

bridge78
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   Posted 3/1/2015 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
it seems that these are quite common I have been dealing with these for awhile myself like some have already said it is much easier said than done to ignore them I also deal with anxiety and depression so it's almost like a triple whammy I go to my cardiologist yearly due to family history and he keeps telling me your fine we have run all the tests and says my heart is fine I just need to relax again easier said than done but seeing that I am not alone in this helps tremendously
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