Stupid skipped beats

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   Posted 10/13/2014 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My heart flutters/palpitations/skipped beats have seemed to reallllly be increasing as of last month and this month. And they don't always last ALL day, though sometimes it does, but it just seems like the episodes have been increasing. But I've been thinking SO much out of these that it has created terrible OCD.

I've been dealing with these since last year, and was checked by the doctor 3 times and they said it was most likely stress, but it does come at very random times.

But as I said it seems to have been coming up more and could it be because I'm thinking about it so much? I've been so stressed out about it and think about it all the time and dwell on it even when it's not happening. Is this possible?


Post Edited (Grace1995) : 10/13/2014 12:26:19 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/18/2014 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Grace1995,

Please see my response at:

It shows what I've been through, when I worry about them, and makes recommendations when to see your doctor.

Also described is my use, by prescription, of the Beta Blocker Acebutolol which helped me by reducing the effects of the ectopics to the point that I couldn't feel them. If you read it, post your comments in this thread, I'll check back.

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   Posted 10/19/2014 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
hello Grace1995,

yes it is possible. I do it a lot. It is hard not to do.
PVCs are unnerving, persistant at times, freightening,
and disruptive. Even when trying to sleep. Try to take comfort in the tests that your doctors have conducted. You mentioned stress, a BIG factor. And as an OCD person, I have a horrible time with them. Please try to take some comfort in knowing that these "capricious" ectopic beats are very common. And as mentioned, you may do very well on a beta blocker if your doctor prescribes one. best to you and I hope this helps. :-)
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