Here is a recent Q&A from a patient and a doc posted on this forum:
Post by Vincent on 2/24/06
I was Diagnosed with PVC's almost a year ago. They started all the sudden while I was eating dinner and watching everybody loves Raymond. I love that show. I have never been the same since. For most of this time I maybe had 1 or 2 that I noticed A week. But the last 3 days They have been non stop. I been to the ER and today my cardio. I was just put on Toporol XL. How long does this pill take to start being effective. I am having pvc's right now as I type. It is scaring the crap out of me! I am a 31 year old male. It has really affected my life. I am grumpy all the time worrying aout these. Wondering If I will die the next PVC. It's easier for someone to say It's ok and "Normal" But most of those people don't have these. Some words of encouragement will be highly appreciated. Any advice is also helpfull, THANKS!
Reply by a cardiologist (DocER):
first off, I know they are uncomfortable and annoying, but be reassured, they are not life-threatening.
Secondly, I agree with the beta-blocker, if you can tolerate it. Probably the best treatment.
Lastly, need to stop ALL caffeine--even decaff coffee and chocolate. Can take a while after the caffeine is gone (even 3 months) for its effects to be gone. Also, try over the counter magnesium supplements. Look in this forum under pvcs before (appears to be a common problem) for a list of different mag supplements.
Hope this helps.