Ugh I know exactly what that feels like! I get PVCs constantly, one on top of the other when I'm really anxious and even when I'm not my heart just "skips a beat" (literally!) here, there, and everywhere. It totally stinks and I completely agree with others that it is so much worse when you are sitting quietly because they really become obvious. I am having a round of them at the moment and although I keep telling myself no one dies of PVCs, and they are harmless (so says my DO and the cardiologist), my anxiety brain thinks otherwise. Aries8 - back when I was first dxd with PVCs I was put on Toprol, it really helped! Actually I was hoping to hear from my doc today (since her nurse was supposed to call me!) about
getting a beta blocker since the cymbalta was a complete disaster, but nothing yet. I'm hoping she'll call in a script
tomorrow, I'd really like some relief from the PVC's, they just amplify my already wound up state. I read somewhere that people with anxiety tend to be super sensitive/hyper aware of their bodies and so PVCs that everyone has daily (my dad gets them all the time and only noticed during an EKG - thanks for warning me by the way dad! Sheesh!) that we actually feel them when other people don't.. aren't we the lucky ones! Actually I meant to ask, does any one else experience "ectopic beats" where you feel something like a heartbeat somewhere else in your body? I get them frequently too. Yet another weird sensation for my mind to amplify a million times and turn into something disastrous. The mind is something else, if only it could focus on wonderful happy things instead of doom and gloom.
Well all that aside you are definitely not alone! I'm glad you posted this because I was going to start a line of my own about
how frustrated I am with my non life threatening anxiety inducing cardiac issues.