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Published: Jan 01 2004 Events: 10 Current Status: Winning / Losing / Indifferent Views: 1465 Likes: 0 Like Subscribe to Timeline
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Event Date: Jan 01 2004 Event Type: First Experience Wellbeing: 9/10 PVCs Level: 2/10 More info
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While driving to work I felt my heart flutter. Scared me so much that I had my mom pick me up and take me to the ER. They didn't find anything and put me on a 24hr monitor. My doctor diagnosed me with having palpitations.

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Event Date: Jun 01 2007 Event Type: Visit Cardiologist Wellbeing: 9/10 PVCs Level: 2/10 More info
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A few years after my first episode, I started to experience the "flutters" more frequently. I was taking prevacid for severe stomach pains that were diagnosed as acid reflux. I then found out I had gall stones and had my gall bladder removed. I finally went to a cardiologist. He did an echo, ekg and a 24hr monitor. That's when I found out these "flutters" were PVCs. He explained that they were more annoying than threatening.

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Event Date: Oct 01 2009 Event Type: Emotional Change Wellbeing: 6/10 PVCs Level: 5/10 More info
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Started experiencing mild panic attacks triggered by these "flutters".

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Event Date: Aug 01 2010 Event Type: Visit Cardiologist Wellbeing: 9/10 PVCs Level: 4/10 More info
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My PVCs started getting more frequent. Instead of a tiny butterfly flutter, they were like big skips. I went to a different cardiologist for a different opinion. He too did an echo, ekg and 24hr monitor. Again I was diagnosed with non-threatening, just annoying PVCs. I usually only experienced these once in a while. But now they were coming a couple times a week.

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Event Date: Nov 01 2011 Event Type: Emotional Change Wellbeing: 6/10 PVCs Level: 6/10 More info
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My heart rate seemed to always be around 80-90 which gave me anxiety or vise versa. This created many panic attacks that sent me to the ER. This also made my PVCs more frequent.

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Event Date: Dec 01 2011 Event Type: Visit Cardiologist Wellbeing: 7/10 PVCs Level: 6/10 More info
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With the increase in anxiety, panic attacks and PVCs I told my cardiologist I had a fear of my PVCs being something more. He then put me on an event monitor. I think this was for almost a month. Thankfully I experienced many PVCs while wearing it and documented them. The results showed the PVCs and some other sinus tachycardia that was normal. Again he tried reasurring me they are harmless.

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Event Date: Jan 01 2012 Event Type: New Medicine Wellbeing: 7/10 PVCs Level: 7/10 More info
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The anxiety from the PVCs had me discussing a beta blocker with both my primary physician and my cardiologist. They both agreed on trying a lower dose. This gave me a different anxiety. My mind was worried about the effects it would have on my heart. I finally gave in and took it. It seemed to help with the racing heart and anxiety. It also lowered my already normal blood pressure.

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Event Date: Mar 01 2012 Event Type: Progress - Positive Wellbeing: 9/10 PVCs Level: 6/10 More info
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Started seeing a therapist for my anxiety. He helped alot with using mindfulness and breathing methods. The anxiety and panic attacks decreased to almost 0. When before I couldn't sleep and had a panic attack almost every night. He said I was at the beginning of depression. Eventhough I was still getting PVCs, they didn't faze me the way they used to.

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Event Date: Sep 13 2012 Event Type: Progress - Positive Wellbeing: 9/10 PVCs Level: 4/10 More info
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After not having a job for a while, I finally got one. Being active seemed to help with the anxiety, stress and PVCs. I was still gettingthe PVCs but they were small, not as frequent and not as worrisome.

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Event Date: Feb 18 2013 Event Type: Emotional Change Wellbeing: 7/10 PVCs Level: 9/10 More info
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Lost my job about a week ago. I think the stress from this has caused my anxiety to come back, thus making my PVCs more frequent. I can handle the small skips or tiny flutters but these are longer and seem to take my breath away. In the past 2hrs I've had about 5-6 of them. I just saw my cardiologist and few days ago and was reasurred I was still healthy. I'm wracking my brain trying to think of any vitamin or mineral deficiencies I may have that's causing this. I take my multi-vitamin. But from what I was reading, the calcium may decrease the effectiveness of my beta blocker. I am so confused as to what I should do. I have a feeling this is going to be another sleepless night. My biggest fear is that they will turn into fibrilation while I'm sleeping and I won't be awake to get help. I am going to ask my doc to do blood work to check my magnesium and potassium levels. I have a feeling mine are triggered by stress and anxiety.

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