Self Induced PVC's.. did I handle them right?

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SarahP
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   Posted 7/15/2006 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay.. I was a little on the stupid side yesterday..lol. Drank a cup of coffee, popped a lortab for pain without eating, then drank a can of Dr. Pepper and sat here doing posts and smoked four cigarettes in a row.. since I hurt so bad I couldn't get up to go outside.
Next thing I know, my heart goes nuts. I sat back and said whoa.. these even took my breath away. (for all that do not know me, nothing wrong with my heart, did all the tests, all good).
Sooo.. I immediately got up. Went to the kitchen, starting drinking a big glass of water and working on getting supper ready. I went outside to my car and came back and my heart was thumping hard just from that. I just ignored it, kept drinking water (which I really hadn't had much of for two days) and focused on dinner. Quit smoking for the day, too.
After a while, dinner is over, I'm relaxing.. I noticed they had stopped, and I have no clue when it stopped..lol.
So.. I'm thinking I did the right thing to deal with them. I DO have panic disorder, so sometimes it's hard not to let it "take over" with any heart rhythym disturbances. Was what I did right? Is there something better I could have done?
Thanks ya'll!!
Sarah
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!! 
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.


els
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   Posted 7/16/2006 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sarah, That’s weird that the docs didn’t find anything.... I have bradycardia which is low heart rate and got a pace maker for it (I'm 32 BTY).  Well, my pacer has picked up readings of arrhythmias and A Fib’s, which is when my heart is thrown into an abnormally fast rhythm.  I can feel when this happens and it feels much like what you described.  Sudden sharp pain that takes my breath away and after a few minutes it calms down but not to a normal pace, that usually takes about 10-15 minutes of resting or so.  I don’t have PVC's so I don’t know what those feel like.  I am just kind of glad I have the pacemaker (never thought I would say that) or else my cardiologist wouldn’t be able to catch the readings, ya know?  It is a very scary feeling, that I have noticed is brought on by too much exercise, if I smoke too much, and caffeine.  I am on a ton of meds to keep my BP up and am supposed to drink lots of coffee to help but coffee has started to irritate that problem so I had to nix it.  Anyway, have you looked into arrhythmisa's or A fib's before as a possibility?  I'm not sure but I think they have to catch them when there happening, other wise tests may come back okay.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this...

 

 


 


SarahP
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   Posted 7/16/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Elisha, I've worn two 72 hour holters and nothing showed up but a couple of early beats, that werent' even where I listed "symptoms". Sometimes I truly think maybe it is a "nerve" thing in my chest wall, or a GERD thing and not my heart... But it acts just like PVC's... I can feel a big thump and it kind of takes my breath away for a split second. I never, ever get dizzy spells with these, or any kind of pain at all. But I've read where caffiene can cause PVC's or other benign arrythmias in people with totally healthy hearts.. so I figured that is what I did to myself. Too much caffiene and smoking and not enough water. The only heart test I have NOT had is a cath. I have some sort of normal sinus arrythmia (which makes no sense to me, I thought the word arrythmia meant NOT normal..lol). And they say it's just the fact that my heart is more in tune to my breathing rate than most and changes faster with it. And to not worry about it, lots of kids and thin people have it. Other than that.. I'm perfectly fine.

My mom has extremely high blood pressure. For now under control with meds. Thank God. She has hit 120 something over 110 before. She had a mini stroke at that point.. so I'm very vigilant with her. Would a pacemaker work for high bp?
Sarah
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!! 
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.


els
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   Posted 7/17/2006 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   

That is very strange...and I totally agree with you on the normal arrythmias...like what is that?  Almost sounds made up or something..lol.  I tried to Google it and nothing came up for it..hmmm?  With my problem drinking water doesnt help so perhaps it is PVC's that your experiancing.  I dont know much about them, I should read up on them though. eyes

I have a pacemaker for bradycardia or low heart rate.  I also have problems with my blood pressure with it being too low so I have to take several medications to keep it up, sometimes the meds will hike my BP up pretty high and I know that the pacer doesnt help to regulate my BP, I have to rely on the meds.  I'm not too sure they can place one for blood pressure reasons.

Okay, never mind that...I just found this from WebMD..It takes a few moments to load but you may want to watch it..it is very interesting.

http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/26/114550.htm


Elisha

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