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User Story Written By: PVCMan

Originally Published: Nov 27 2009 Views: 8,767 Comments: 0 Linked Discussion Posts: 0

Remedies and what worked for me

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Before I discuss remedies, let's try to look at the problem a bit more closely...

There are no strict rules with regards to curing Premature Ventricular Contractions, however a person that has gone from never noticing the condition to someone that has; there is obviously something that has caused it. There are two parts to getting to the bottom of it.

* Finding out what caused it

* Establishing the cure

Now this may sound pretty obvious, but the problem is with this ailment is that even if you find the cure, it can be some time before the results are realized. By then you may have already given up and moved on to explore other options.

Now try to think about the time when you first started to notice the condition. Remember that (as in my case) it may not have started off feeling like a heart condition such as missed beats, or those horrible hard beats that rock your chest as a result of extra blood built up due to a pause in rhythm. In my case, it actually felt like a strange weightlessness in the upper abdomen similar to the sensation of being on a rollercoaster.

Now the thing to remember is that the condition might have started to develop before you first noticed it. Furthermore, any change in your life that triggered it, may also have been some time before that.

Once you establish the approximate period of time that you first started to notice your Premature Ventricular Contractions, try to think what may have changed in your life in those months leading up to that point: New medicines, change of job or any form of significant change in your life which could impact your normal routines.

As I mentioned in another blog, it was the introduction of Proton Pump Inhibitors to overcome my heartburn condition that triggered my Premature Ventricular Contractions. There are various forms of Proton Pump Inhibitors and come in various brand names, some of which are listed here:

* Omeprazole (Losec, Prilosec, Zegerid, ocid, Lomac, Omepral, Omez)

* Lansoprazole (Prevacid, Zoton, Inhibitol, Levant, Lupizole)

* Dexlansoprazole (Kapidex)

* Esomeprazole (Nexium, Esotrex)

* Pantoprazole (Protonix, Somac, Pantoloc, Pantozol, Zurcal, Pan)

* Rabeprazole (Rabecid, Aciphex, Pariet, Rabeloc. Dorafem)

Please note, just because I resolved my condition through giving up Proton Pump Inhibitors, you should not change any medication without consulting your doctor first. The reasons he/she may have prescribed them for you may be significantly different for the reason they were prescribed for me.

Furthermore in my case, it wasn't this medicine itself that caused my Premature Ventricular Contractions; it was the subsequent inability to properly absorb electrolytes from my food. This was the result of underproduction of stomach acid and digestive enzymes, which was a result of taking these medicines. You may not be experiencing the same problem, so please do not jump to that conclusion. At least not yet!

As mentioned at the start, a remedy can only be considered once you find out the cause. Now with Premature Ventricular Contractions, finding the cause probably will be the remedy. For example in my case, I gave up Proton Pump Inhibitors and turned to an alternative. This alternative was Apple Cider Vinegar which is high in magnesium. Now while the Apple Cider Vinegar was to replace Proton Pump Inhibitors and overcome my heartburn and low acid stomach (sounds like a paradox… I know!), it was the restoration of my body's ability to absorb electrolytes coupled with the fact that Apple Cider Vinegar also contained magnesium that I think cured my problem.

It's an unfortunate fact, that a cure for Premature Ventricular Contractions can often be a long winded process that can really get you down. But to be honest, most of that depression and anxiety can be alleviated just by knowing that there almost certainly is an answer, you just need to find it. Okay, that's easier said than done, so let's get started.

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