Pre Ventrical Contractions , HELP PLEASE

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JohnnyBanana
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   Posted 9/5/2017 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So a year ago I had an Echo Test , EKG and 24 hr Monitor because I was having PVC BUT ONLY having maybe one or two a week or only one or two a day if I was having a panic attack. I learned to control my anxiety and had cut them down to about 1 or 2 a month . Then last week out of the blue I started having 25-35 a day that I could feel , a couple of the days I have only counted 10 but for the most part there have been many . I went back to the Heart Doc who did an EKG ( at the time of the EKG I had no PVC so I don't know if they would show up or not ) he told me I would be find and my heart was healthy and sent me on my way. They still have not stopped and I am wondering if I should get a second opinion. I don't understand why all of a sudden I would start having this many in a day and I feel like my heart doc just chalked it up to anxiety because of that first apt I had with him a year ago. They are starting to really scare me . I am 34 , I exercise , I am not having any caffeine or alcohol . I am scared now to even exercise . Anyone with a similar story of them just starting out of the blue ?

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 9/5/2017 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
relax and de-stress. common prob, pvc.....not much can be done.

SharonZ
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   Posted 9/6/2017 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
It is very common and the more you concentrate on counting them, they more stressed you will become. Relax, and go back to exercising.

straydog
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   Posted 9/6/2017 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Johnny, the fact that you are now taking a daily count clearly shows your anxiety is rearing its ugly head. Had the cardiologist thought you were in any kind of danger, he would have told you plain & simple. Do you really think he would risk losing his medical license by not being honest with his patients? Sure, you can go get a 2nd opinion, maybe that will make you feel better. But, don't be surprised when you get told the same thing.

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mariee13
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   Posted 10/7/2017 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Johnny, I am having the same problem went from having two to three pac a month to having up to 20 a day they are so scary I'm afraid to leave house my cardio doc gave me a beta blocker but I'm afraid to take it these things are taking over my life making my anxiety over the top

mariee13
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   Posted 10/7/2017 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Johnny I feel your pain I went from having three pac a month to 20 a day out of nowhere these things are taking over my life I'm afraid to leave the house even though my cardio doc says they are harmless I'm still so worried he missed something he said my anxiety is triggering them which is probably true but I'm still scared he gave me a beta blocker but of course I'm afraid to take new meds

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/7/2017 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
be not afraid, do ya everyday things. focusing on them will just stress ya and you will get more.

adavis1972
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   Posted 10/17/2017 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, after 20 years of panic attacks and anxiety disorder, annual cardio stress tests, eating healthy, walking 2 miles a day, I just got told I'm had some PVCs show up during my cardiolite stress test today. Never had them before, Dr. said don't worry, but he does want to do an echo just to determine my hearts ejection fraction which has always been great 60%. But why now? I gotta believe it's the anxiety and stress, but I can't help worrying that it's something more..
I'm trying to tell myself to not worry until my Dr tells me to! If you use the internet to self-diagnose (like I tend to do) you'll drive yourself crazy wondering how you ever lived this long with all these "symptoms".
Like my wife says, just Chill!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/17/2017 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
right on, take the chill pill!! listen to the doc. welcome newbies.
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