Hello, I usually post on the heart board but I thought I would come here for some information. I suffer from pvcs' daily, I've been seen by several Dr.s and a Cardiologist and they all say that pvcs' are just something you have to learn to live with. Well I am sick of them and I would appreciate ANY help anyone could offer. Thanks.
P.S. I've been reading Dr. Andrew Weils book and he states that you should never take "you have to learn to live with it" as an answer. But he doesn't go into detail about pvcs'. Thank you for any help.
Thank you Sarah68 for the reply. If by professional you mean a Dr. or Cardiologist I have been to several with all giving me the same answer, It's normal and my heart is fine. So I'm at the end of my rope so to speak. I would just like some relife from these things. Thanks again for your advice.
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What I mean by professional is a professional ND (Naturopathic Doctor) who will be able to help you with alternative meds such as homeopathy, herbal medicine or acupuncture. Basically, I am sure that rather than telling you you are normal and that you just have to put up with the symptoms, they will at least try to help you. They will try and look for the cause of this rather than not trying to treat your symptoms as the other have done. This may not necessarily be a heart problem, but could quite easily stem from other things going on such as anxiety.
Give it a go anyway. ND's have more time to listen than your regular docs or cardiologists.
I had a period 2 years ago that I had PVC's every third beat for about 8 months. I much like you saw several heart doctors, ER's and 2 Doctors that specialized in heart conduction problems. No one really helped.
One Conduction Doc wanted to go in the heart and use a laser and burn the spot where the PVC's originated the other older Doctor said that doesn't work--- another spot will come up within a year. He said he could make a forture if it worked.
The thing that really helped me was going on a high protein--low carb diet--- similar to that outlined in The Zone and Protein Power books.
I think the PVCs I had were caused by an irritated vagus nerve. My sinus drainage that I think irritated my throat/ vagus nerve was probably acidic --- It changed to alkaline with the diet change. After just a week on the diet ---my PVCs stopped.
I also make sure my potassium level is greater than 4.0. If my potassium gets much below 3.6 ---I get pvcs. The Merck Manual says you are 50% likely to have irregular beats when your potassium goes to 3.2 ---it doesn't say what kind???
The good news is I don't have PVCs anymore--- well one every now and then but I can live with that.
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