Posted 1/6/2020 12:47 AM (GMT -7)
I thought I would come on and leave an update while I was lurking about on a night where I am having a copious amount of palpitations. The problem I have keeping everyone updated is that I get on here when I am stressed, but then when I relax I tend to put help websites out of my head.
The 30 day monitor was successful, and the doctor said she saw nothing that concerned her. Everything was normal except PVCs/ectopic heartbeats that she wasn't concerned about at all. Said they posed no harm to me whatsoever. I calmed down significantly in the last couple of months, and only had a handful here or there that I could easily knock down by ignoring them.
This weekend however, they came roaring back. Had a moment on Thursday or Friday where I didn't eat anything from lunch time until about 7pm, and also got in a 30 minute walk on the treadmill. By the time I got done, my blood sugar felt like it had dropped, and I started having a significant amount of PVCs. I got settled down, but since then I have had a multitude of them.
Today is probably the worst day I have had with them since the episode with the beta blockers. I wasn't having any this morning, but about 4pm they started in, and I have been having several an hour for the last 10 or so hours. And in my head I know it's because I am focusing on them that is causing them to happen more and more. When I watch TV or talk to my friends they subside. Then I can feel one and away we go again.
It's just the sheer number of them bothering me. Two different heart doctors in the last four years and my primary care doctor have all said I am fine, but it's so hard to believe that when you are like "OK so that's about 15-20 I've had this hour..."
And in reality, I know I probably have them all the time just like this and never feel them, but when I do feel them... etc etc.
So anyway, just realized tonight I hadn't updated everyone and that was rude of me. So in October, I was given a clean bill of cardiac health, and yet I still can't shake this stupid anxiety when I have a flare up. *le sigh*