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UserID: Michelle Lim Type: Facebook Joined: Apr 11 2013
Thread Started: Apr 11 2013 Last Post: Apr 16 2013 Last Post By: PVCMan
Origin: General Topics Total Posts: 7

Should I get a blood test or try out vitamins?

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Posted Apr 11 2013#1 of 7
Michelle LimUser Since: Apr 2013Posts: 2I've had pvc for almost a year now. I have palpitations all day and they seemed to have gotten worse and interfere with my life because of the symptoms I experience such as dizzy spells, fatigue, short breath, and sometimes even nausea. I went to see a doctor and he said it was benign.
I went on and saw a specialist to be extra sure and everything was normal and I was prescribed toporol in low doses.

The medicines made me feel sick so he lowered the dose. I don't feel a difference. But my symptoms seem to be worse.

I haven't gotten a blood test. I read magnesium, potassium, or whatever deficiency in a mineral can cause this. Maybe I'm anemic but I take a lot of meat in diet. I bought a multivitamin....maybe that would help. I prefer to not spend $100+ to see a doctor and have a blood test sooo

Should I just take random vitamins to see which would help? Like try out iron for a few months and see if t helps if not quit them try something else? I'm so sick of feeling weird and wanting to not move! I workout....and in ok but still feel a bit off
Posted Apr 12 2013#2 of 7
PVCManUser Since: Oct 2009Posts: 228Hi Michelle,

A warm welcome to you. I hope you find some help here.

I have read quite a bit about beta blockers and it seems many people either report little or no improvement with them in respect of arrhythmias. More worryingly, many of the side affects appear to be not worth the trouble.

Do you suffer with any form of gastric problems like heartburn?

Also, do you ever notice twitching in other parts of the body like eyelids, face or fingers etc?

Phil
Posted Apr 12 2013#3 of 7
JaxnoleUser Since: Apr 2013Posts: 8Dizzy spells, fatigue, and shortness of breath is defiantly something to worry about. That is not normal and you may want to get a second opinion. You won't have $100 if you are dead so I would spend the money.

I know where I live we have clinics we can walk in and get metabolic panels for your electrolytes for about $65.

Posted Apr 15 2013#4 of 7
jrsolsjeffUser Since: Apr 2013Posts: 15I get dizzy and short of breath with my PVC's sometimes..not always. I have had every test imaginable done. Cardiologists say I am fine. Currently I am being checked for POTS or Neurocardiac syncope due to the frequency of near fainting spells and also because I have chronic low blood pressure that I cannot get to rise for some reason, which explains the dizzy spells. I think a lot of the accompanying symptoms is anxiety caused by the rush of adrenaline from the PVC's themselves (in the event you've had a normal heart workup, if not please do so!). I even had dizzy spells while wearing a holter identical to the spells I get while experiencing PVC's and the Doctor said those spells are not related to my heart...go figure. I don't know what that means but since its been happening for a long while I assume it isn't a death sentence. Also, Vitamin B12 works similar to Iron in that it carries your red blood cells and can cause a type of anemia. The difference is, B12 Deficiency causes Heart Palps, is much more common than Iron Deficiency and can be taken safely even in high doses where Iron supplementing can be dangerous if not consulted with a physician. I wouldn't recommend supplementing Iron unless told by a Doctor you are certainly anemic or a low dose during times of menstruation if you bleed heavily.
Posted Apr 16 2013#5 of 7
AndyRewUser Since: Nov 2009Posts: 22

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I wouldn't recommend supplementing Iron unless told by a Doctor you are certainly anemic or a low dose during times of menstruation if you bleed heavily.



I think this has two sides to it. Doctors tell us that PVCs are benign and not to worry, but all the side affects cause us to worry regardless of any re-assurances. So as far as Iron is concerned, should we be listening to doctors when it comes to supplements?

Personally, I would recommend something in between. eat plenty of foods that are high in iron:

* Dark-green leafy vegetables, such as watercress and curly kale
* Wholegrains, such as brown rice
* Beans, Nuts
* Red meat (Although I personally wouldn't depend on excessive amounts of red meat because of the other health issues)
Posted Apr 16 2013#6 of 7
JaxnoleUser Since: Apr 2013Posts: 8

QUOTE:


I think this has two sides to it. Doctors tell us that PVCs are benign and not to worry, but all the side affects cause us to worry regardless of any re-assurances. So as far as Iron is concerned, should we be listening to doctors when it comes to supplements?

Personally, I would recommend something in between. eat plenty of foods that are high in iron:

* Dark-green leafy vegetables, such as watercress and curly kale
* Wholegrains, such as brown rice
* Beans, Nuts
* Red meat (Although I personally wouldn't depend on excessive amounts of red meat because of the other health issues)



I agree with Andy on this one. I started having Kale once a day and my energy is through the roof and the PVCs haven't occurred for 2 days now. (Hard knock on wood).

Posted Apr 16 2013#7 of 7
PVCManUser Since: Oct 2009Posts: 228I love kale, but I also like to smother it in gravy... Not sure if that's counter-productive!!!

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