Palpitations and Mitral Valve Prolapse!

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Melissuh
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   Posted 8/17/2015 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
well, short history:

first of all, let me say: without being rude, I don't want to hear " your heart is fine, don't worry"
" do you want a diagnosis", I KNOW my heart is fine, I just want some answers from people who
suffer from the same thing I do. and some better understanding, I don't google things anymore,
so id just like some answers, maybe advice, anything.

ive been getting palps since march 18th of this year. was in the hospital plenty of times.
was diagnosed with anxiety, which ive never had, atleast I never noticed it if I did.
I've got health anxiety now, bad, and I constantly worry about my heart, especially
when I get palpitations..

I was told one night in the ER, that I had a heart murmur. something I never knew I had.
I went in for an echocardiogram, to confirm that it was the mitral valve, and tests
concluded that it was in fact Mitral Valve Prolapse. with trace amounts of regurgitation.

I also had a 24 hour holter monitor for the heart palpitations,
both tests came back, and my dr didn't seem too worried about either. so I didn't do
anything further for the heart palpitations, I was told id need another echocardiogram
in about 2 years just to check on my valve again.

I think I read somewhere that MVP can cause palpitations, and dizziness?
I can be fine for weeks, with only a few palpitations, then bam, they come back.

at one point at the beginning I was getting upwards of 10 a minute.
now, ill get 50 a day, tops. ( the ones I can feel, atleast )
I've pretty well gotten my anxiety under control, without the use of medication.

the questions I have are:

- Does MVP actually cause the palpitations im getting?

- Does MVP cause the occasional dizziness I get?

- Does the heat trigger palps?

- Or is it just because im Obese, and the heat makes me extremely hot, and
therefore my heart has to beat faster and harder to keep up with everything
so that makes my valve need to work harder also?

- Can my blood sugar cause the palpitations?
( i'm pre-diabetic and had cake for my birthday yesterday, and last night
was when the palps started. its also 90 + degrees out. and soooo humid. )


Sometimes I get them after I stand up, after sitting or bending down.

- What causes this?

I've also possibly got fibromyalgia, and ive got GERD I was also recently diagnosed with.
I read that most drs don't think that stomach problems cause palps, but im not sure...


thanks so much for reading this far.

Post Edited (Melissuh) : 8/17/2015 7:49:53 AM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/18/2015 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
yes to obesity and working harder. watch blood pressure. (get it checked) dizzy stuff, plus postural drop. I hope others come on. I know not much about MVP. check certain meds for postural drop and blood pressure changes. yes no google. best a cardiac check up. heat, yes if it is hot working harder. others will come on with more info and experiences. remember, what happens with your body is what happens, even when people have the same sort of stuff going on. keep strong.
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Melissuh
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   Posted 8/18/2015 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had the tests done and everything came back ok, I've had blood work done while in the hospital, etc. So I'm not worried per say. I'd just like people's experiences with MVP and everything.
Heart Palpitations, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Health Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Costochondritis, Panic Attacks, PCOS, & Pre-Diabetic.

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2_dec_PVCS
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   Posted 8/18/2015 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melissuh,

I live with pvcs, anxiety and panic for the past 2 decades, so I would like to share my experience and give you few advice. First of all you have to realize that there is no magic pill that you can take and make everything the way it was. Your anxiety took some time to develop and it will take time to get rid of it.
You say you are obese, you have to decide what is more important for you, your physical and mental health, or to stuff yourself with junk food. (Sorry for being direct and hard, but I had to ask myself the same questions).
I see that you have already done all necessary tests to rule out the heart disease, and that is ALL you can get from doctors, everything else on your way back to being healthy again is your hard work.
What you have to do is to change your lifestyle to healthy one:
-Sleep at least 7 hours every day (sleep deprivation aggravates pvcs)
-Eat normal amounts of healthy food (I would like to stress this once again, no diet!) - just eat healthy food every day for the rest of your life (you can eat sweets or pizza once in a while of course, but not on a daily basis) - not being obese is very important!
-Exercise regularly, on a daily basis, it is much healthier to do exercise half an hour 6 times a week, then three hours twice a week.
-Generally your body loves regularity, try to eat every day at the same time, go to sleep at the same time, etc.
I think I haven't said nothing revolutionary, everyone knows this, but it is up to you if you are willing to change your lifestyle, and the results will come, you will feel better.

Cheers,
P

Melissuh
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   Posted 8/18/2015 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for responding, I appreciate it very much. and I know, I guess sometimes I just wish there was a magic pill. I'm slowly gaining control of the anxiety, somewhat, some days like the last two, I have set backs, but I wont let that hold me down.

Sad thing is, I DONT stuff myself with Junk Food, I do tend to eat too much red meat and starchy stuff though, that I know, doesn't help my weight. I'm down 10lbs so far, ive been walking a lot more with my children, and eating little to no red meat and starches, etc.

I do know that's all I can get from Doctors, I am relieved that my dr wasn't worried, sometimes Its hard to accept, especially when ive been palpitation free for weeks, then they come back. I know little to nothing about them, and when I post on here, I normally don't get answers. ive googled, but that's just a pointless thing to do, as it sets me into a complete panic. so ive stopped trying to research about PVCS, and MVP.

I do go to bed at the same time, eat at the same time, take my meds at the same time, walk at the same time, etc. Only thing as of recent that ive changed is the time I wake up, im getting my oldest into a routine for kindergarten, having to get up earlier has been a challenge.

Again, thank you for your reply, its much appreciated. (:
Heart Palpitations, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Health Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Costochondritis, Panic Attacks, PCOS, & Pre-Diabetic.

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/18/2015 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome 2pvc. thank you for sharing. I hope you keep posting.
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