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AFJoey
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   Posted 5/13/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Alright guys and gals, I have  few questions and comments.  First off, I suffer from PVC's and PAC's.  The Dr has told me this and obviously I feel them.  So how long, in your opinion, can a heart actually take this?  I know noone knows how long they are going to live, but can a person be plagued with these affects for another 60 yeras of life?  I am 27 yo by the way.  Some days are good where I only 3 or 4 PVCs, then other days are worse when I have 60 or 70 of them.  Just very frustrated I guess.
 
Topic 2:  Probably doesn't belong in this forum, but I feel the most comfortable talking to you guys!  I've had this crazy sleep (or lack thereof) pattern for the last 2 months.  I just started getting these PVC's and PAC's about 3 months ago.  I think it's the anxiety about them that has totally screwed up my sleep.  Anyways, Iv'e been to the Dr about this too, and was on Ambien for a couple weeks, but it didn't help.  I always fall asleep about 9:00 or 10:00 and wake up like clockwork at 1:00 or 2:00AM.  It's been like that for 2 months now.  I went to a sleep therapist who taught me some biofeedback techniques, but I just can't sleep!  Ahh, it's killing me!  Whew!  I guess I just wanted to vent and see if anyone has sleep problems maybe caused by there anxiety about there hearts!  Thanks for listenting guys!
 
Joe
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els
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   Posted 5/13/2006 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Joe,  I totally can relate to the sleep problem.  Also, Ambien didnt help much for me either as I too woke up at like 2-3am and couldn't get back to sleep.  Yes, there is anxiety and all that so my doc prescribed Lunesta and it is working wonders for me.  As for the PVC is issue I cant help much but I am sure you will have someone who will respond to that portion of your post.  Take care ~ Elisha


 


Hopes
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   Posted 5/13/2006 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Joe,
 
The answer to question 1: IMO- Yes a person can EASILY live another 60+ years while being plagued by these things especially in the numbers you are talking about. I know people on another forum who have had them since being a teenager and are now in their 50-60s+ and deal with 10,000+ a day!!!!! Check out www.medhelp.org/ and find out for yourself. :-)
 
Queston 2: I have lots of sleep problems. I have chosen to not take meds for it. I don't like the groggy feeling and my daughter has asthma. I have to be able to hear her if she starts coughing spells in the middle of the night and be able to administer nebulizer treatments and keep track of the time in case we need to do another treatment in 3-4hrs. I do not believe my sleep problems has anything to do with my funny heartbeats. :-)   It probaly has more to do with the fibromyalgia my doctor thinks I have. In fact if I am in a good sleep night, I have learned to roll over and go back to sleep if my heart is doing flip/flops in the middle of the night. (I can have bad sleep nights when my heart is perfectly behaved.) I do know this for certain: If I am exhausted, I WILL have more ectopic beats. GUARANTEED!!!!!
 
Here's wishing you a flip/flop FREE night! smurf

DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 5/13/2006 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Hi Joey, i have the same issues and it all started with anxiety when i first got diagnosed with cardio vascular diesase, i would jut sit and think about it. i am a bit older so getting hooked on a sleeping aid isn't as scary for me as it would be for a young person such as yourself. can i suggest you take twp tylenol pm or the pink and white benadryl capsules, thos are safe and non addictive, please let me know how that wourks for you. everyone is different.  when we develope a sleep pattern our body just automatically wakes up the same time. i have had to turn my tv off at least an hour before going to sleep, you need to have noooo stimulation before trying to rest. if the benydril(over the counter) doesn't work for you tonite please let me know and we can go from there. now that you know you aren't going to die of your other problems you might relax a bit. good luck

AFJoey
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   Posted 5/13/2006 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Guys and gals,

Thanks for replying, and Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there! Dreamgirl, I tried taking Tylenol PM one night and it made it worse for me as far as sleep goes.  I think it's the dramine in it that made me jittery, like I had taken N-Doz or something like that.  Oh, well, I guess I'll keep trying my sleep/relaxation techniques.  Thanks again, for taking the time to reply to my post.

 

Joe


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els
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   Posted 5/13/2006 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Joe,  I just wanted to let ya know that Tylenol PM doesn't have Dramine in it.  The two active ingredients are acetaminophen (tylenol) and diphenhydramine (benadryl).  I am deathly allergic to benadryl...as funny as that may be since they give that for allergic reactions.  There are also some people that have reactions to the coloring that they put in the gel caps.  So, just trying to bounce some ideas off you here as benadryl shouldn't typically cause that type of reaction for you.  You can also try Melatonin which you can buy over the counter it is an herbal supplement that lots of people say help with sleep.  I have not tried it but if you are hesitant to go try another prescription sleep aid you may give this a try.  That is really all I can think of....Take care ~ Elisha


 


DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 5/14/2006 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  hi joey.  pooh i was hoping it would work, i know my husband cannot use it but i was at least worth a try.  shoot. i think relaxation is next. no tv. there are tapes you can buy, i am one of those people who need that, cannot do it on my own. i know calcium helps me fall asleep but i am a woman it might not work for a fellow.  i hope your anxiety was releived with some of the info you got. sorry.  many years ago i was prescribed valium and i use to take it once a week only as it is very addictive, i did that for 10 to 15 years when i was younger, you have to be deciplined to stick to that rule, now i take something regularly, i figure what the heck, but all those anti anxiety drugs are bad to take on a regular basis. i am being quite redundant i know sorry. my sister has found something at safeway that works for her, i will find ou what it is. as a matter of fact i am going to call her before i submit this,....okay we just talked, she said tylenol  p m and benadryl (same thing) both put a buzz on her too.so she has discovered a product in safeway grocery stores that says  sleep aid on the box and it is the safeway brand. maybe worth a try, do have a safeway?
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