I am 26 yrs old and since last May right after I had Lithotripsy for a kidney stone (Right after as in about 36 hrs after surgery) I started having lots of PVC's and PAC's and episodes of tachycardia. Well, this drove me crazy and I got to know the EMT's and the ER really well. After countless tests, monitors and them playing the guessing game thinking it was this or that the cardiologist sent me to an electrophysiologist who did an EP study to rule out serious arrhythmia's All he got after trying for over 3 and a half hrs was some PAC's. Well, in the meantime I had to give up my job as I was missing sooo much work and then after a stress test they decided I needed a Cath to rule out a blockage (there wasn't one). After all was said and done in Dec they finally chalked it up to PVC's and PAC's.
I tried Verapamil to help control them but it made me feel weird and I almost passed out quite a few times. I have lower blood pressure in general. I can't take Beta Blockers cause of asthma. He said that it is just something I need to learn to live with and I am just a person who can actually feel every one of them I have. He said it won't kill me and to not worry (haha how many of us have heard that lol) Last time I went to the ER I was having quite a few PVC's and the ER doc even said that since I had the EP study and that was fine that not to worry.
Why can't I believe all this? These things annoy me on a daily basis. I will go for a few days and finally really start to relax and ignore them then a sort of run of them will hit and I about lose my mind and it takes every ounce of self control I have not to go to the ER. I can deal with one of them but when I have that quivering/buzzing feeling which I think is more than one of them back to back it freaks me out! It always makes me cough and the doctor said that is my bodys way of correcting itsself. So of course I am like well what happens when it decides not to one day do I just drop dead? It's a scary scary feeling that nobody I know understands.
The Electrophysiologist released me to go to the gym as I had been wanting to join the gym before all this started and they think it would be good for me (yes I am overweight but I eat healthy and have already lost about 17lbs) I am terrified I am going to kill myself at the gym. I started going to curves and well its all women and the Fire dept is right across the street which makes me feel a lil more at ease but still. I am working on trying not to worry so much and just live my life but its hard (I have a history of severe anxiety problems)
I do see others on here suffer with the same thing. I am just sooo tired of dealing with this and the added stress doesn't help. Not to mention I lose my health insurance the 1st of June and well that doesn't make me feel any better either
Guess I am just in need of some reassurance...