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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/19/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll probably be in trouble for posting this, as I know that someone else did not too long ago, but although I went through 19 pages, I could not find it, so I'll just say I'm sorry up front! 
Anyway, I've always had the missed heartbeat thing, at least 13 years now on and off, and at times it's bothered me, but for the last several years, I've accepted it and it hasn't upset me at all.  about a month ago, it came back and it's really scaring me.  It feels like it is almost constant, which I know it really isn't, just feels like it and my heart feels like it's flipping or fluttering all the time.  I don't know why this is bothering me so much more right now, (unless it's like my therapist suggests that it's hormonal as she believes I'm in perimenopause), but it's really creating alot of anxiety and I feel like I'm slipping backwards.  So I thought if I posted here and got some reassurance it would help.  The worst thing is that my agoraphobia is really bad right now and I can't get to the doctor, so can't get any reassurance there!

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 9/19/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had the same problem for 13 years.  I went to the cardiologist and had many test done.  Everything came back normal.
However, I do notice around "that time of the month" I tend to feel it more.  It's very possible it is hormonal.
I know it is a scary feeling, but I keep calm whenever I get them.  I find if get nervous, they come on stronger. 
Stay calm and let it pass.  Also, sip on some water slowly.  Hope this helps.
Take care,
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   Posted 9/19/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
They're pretty scary aren't they. It's a very common symptom of panic and anxiety - the more palpitations you have, the more you panic, causing more palpitations, leading to more panic, etc. The worse it gets the more you focus on it. Yep...a bunch of us have been there. : )

But if you've never had your heart checked out by a physician, you should just to be sure. But it sure sounds like anxiety.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 9/19/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
my heart does the same thing, i have to take a beta blocker seems to help but it still does it alittle, where with ya on this one, sometimes i feel like a old car, fix one part and another breaks lol

dx gad

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   Posted 9/19/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   


You will not get into trouble, no worries.  I pulled up a couple of threads for you to read that may give you some insight into PVCs :)

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   Posted 9/20/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Good links Kitt .........

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