Posted 12/18/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -6)
I started having these beat skips about 2 years ago - it has the sensation of a panic attack because the heart actually does a beat - then a quick beat and pause. The pause causes a feeling of anxiety. I went to the doctor and had every conceivable test run including wearing a 24 hour monitor. The final analysis - these are PVC's and he says everyone has them. The suggestion was to add some magnesium to the diet, which I have done. I still have them on ocassion but not as bad, and now that I know they are harmless - according to the doc, I have quit worrying about them.
As someone with allergies (who sneezes alot) I also thought they could have something to do with that, but apparently not. There is a lot about "PVC's" on line. I would suggest you read up. You will find they are very common.