Bandit, I too experience some type of heart issue. They haven't officially named them PVC's, but only b/c they havent caught them on a monitor. I've worn a holter twice, and neither time did any show up.. gotta love your body;).
I went to the doctor and had all the tests done, and let me tell you I was SCARED... laid there on the table getting an echo done and was shaking so bad my teeth were chattering. Every test I had, I was afraid of what they would find, but after every one I felt a lot better, b/c they were all normal.
I do feel them more at night, my doc told me that the heart changes rhythym when we relax, so that could be why. It's almost like a reset. I've also read that they occur more at a slower heart rate, than a higher one, which could explain why at night/rest they are felt more. Not sure how true that is, but does make sense.
So far, I've spent a little over a year with this, and these days, barely feel any. I kept being told over and over and over to ignore them. So I graducally , with help of zoloft and klonopin, did start ignoring them and that made a big difference.
I also smoke, not very much these days.. on my way to quitting. And drink caffeine.. but I try hard to not drink any after 4pm. That way, when I am at rest, teh caffiene is no longer in my system.
My doc told me that no one has a perfectly "normal" heartbeat all the time. Most people just don't feel it. In fact, my mother has blood pressure problems and was in the ER and was dropping PVC's every third heartbeat on the monitor, she never felt them and the docs really weren't concerened. Her potassium was a little low and the nurse said that could cause them and gave her some. Told her to eat bananas.
I used to get really strange sensations with the PVC's. I would flush hot or cold, get really dizzy, and my heart rate would skyrocket. That of course scared me so badly that I kept making it worse. Now, none of that happens. So it obviously was me panicking, and not my body doing something.
Do you have any health departments in your area? They usually see you on a sliding scale depending on income, and could do an exam and maybe an EKG and set your mind at ease a little.
Hope you feel better soon!!
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