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UserID: curlygirl Type: CurePVCs Joined: Oct 18 2013
Thread Started: Oct 18 2013 Last Post: Oct 21 2013 Last Post By: Bluemango82
Origin: General Topics Total Posts: 2

Skipped beat?

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Posted Oct 18 2013#1 of 2
curlygirlUser Since: Oct 2013Posts: 1Hi I'm new to this site. I started have problems with palpitations 7 years ago when I was going through a ton of stress. Lost my brother, lost a job and terrible marriage issues. They found nothing wrong with me and said I had extreme anxiety. I got meds for the anxiety. Then 3 years ago I started getting them again even though I didn't have stress in my life. I thought my weight and eating habits were to blame so I started eating healthy, exercising and lost a ton of weight. I lost 137lbs in 22 months. I ate extremely good but yes I did still have the palpitations. I had them when I exercised and they scared me. I thought I was going to die of a heart attack. I chose to not see a dr and thought if I continued with a healthy life style that they would go away. I also gave up caffeine for 3 years. Then last year I got pregnant. I didn't notice all that many of the palpitations while being pregnant. Then I had terrible labor with a lot meds and a c section. After the surgery I started having them the whole day everyday. I gave my sister in law my wrist and she could feel the skipped beat. It freaked her out. I thought it was just a result of a major surgery so I didn't see a dr for them. Then I had a abscess in my stomach and continued to get them even in the hospital but told no one. I'm scared to death of finding out something horrible like my heart is bad or something. Three weeks ago they started up again. I have noticed something. Caffeine does aggravate them, stress does, and when my my bp is high. However when I was losing weight there didn't seem anything that could cause them. I go to the drs for the first time on Monday to find out. I'm assuming I have these pvcs. Is there anything natural that can help them? I'm reading magnesium and potassium? They freak me out. I'm constantly checking my heart rate. I want a normal beating heart. How do you live with them and not worry all the time?
Posted Oct 21 2013#2 of 2
Bluemango82User Since: Oct 2013Posts: 2Hi Curly hair
My PVC also acted up suddenly after C-section of my first child. I had hard time recovering from c-section and I was totally exhausted from post surgery pain and lack of sleep. 2 weeks after delivery, every night I started to have PVC. When I try to sleep I could feel my heart skipped! Especially when I lay on my left side I had more!!

Now it's been 8 months since I had PVC though I sill have it. Some day is good some day is bad. I saw two cardiologists they didn't seem to worry about it. All they say is that "hormonal change" and " stress" are main causes and try not to concern about it. Easier said then done. I sometimes take Proponolol( beta blocker) when the symptom really bothers me and it subsides soon. My doctors says not to take medicine if possible and overcome this feeling as my heart is healthy.

I will try to exerecise more often from this week to make my heart healthier!!!
I hope we can share our symptom together to find better solution :)
Don't worry too much..you are not alone and your heart is fine.
Cheers!

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