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    Old 01-22-2021, 12:08 AM   #1
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    PVC's? Getting frustrated

    I have a trail of emergency room visits when my heart beat harder and irregular. About all "well, you're just getting PVCs, which are normal." Well these PVCs, which start in the late evening, seem to get worse at night when I sleep. They're not just "flutters" like they used to be. They wake me up, and it appears it goes into hyper drive when I first wake up (anxiety I suspect). I've come to a point, after much anxiety, I can calm down eventually. But these attacks can be anything from an firm, irregular beat to lately, feeling like a panicked squirrel fighting to get out of my chest.

    I saw a cardiologist and after a barrage of tests (including a nuclear stress test and a camera run up a wrist artery to check a valve), I got "PVC's" again. Of course the holter monitor was a 24 hour thing and it wasn't a rough night that particular night.

    I wind up coughing sometimes through these, not sure if it's just a reflex or reaction. I also noticed that on occasion, gas relief sometimes seems to reduce the intensity of the attacks.

    Anyone been through this, have a suggested point of research or path to a specialist to actually track the problem. I'm on the edge of sleep deprivation here, which I'm sure isn't helping.

    Thanks!

     
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    Old 01-22-2021, 02:05 PM   #2
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    Re: PVC's? Getting frustrated

    Welcome to the world of women in menopause! PVCs are generally benign and most women going thru meno experience them. Unless you are over exercising without a good diet, there probably isn't a "curable cause." When I was going thru these I happened to read a blurb in Prevention magazine that suggested a hard cough to stop them. It worked for me. You might try that...but do know that they are perfectly normal.

     
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    I've had them quite a while, but in the last year they're gotten progressively harder (not just that "flutter" it used to be, which I could deal with). They're waking me up every hour or two, sometimes so hard I have an anxiety attack. And like I said, recently (once so far), it became more of an attack, like a crazed squirrel trying to get out of my chest.

    Still working with the GP Doc on it now, but been going on so long it's getting to sleep deprivation. I am familiar with the flutter level of PVCs. Was wondering if anyone else had it go that far.

    Thanks though!

     
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    ... Well these PVCs, which start in the late evening, seem to get worse at night when I sleep. They're not just "flutters" like they used to be. They wake me up, and it appears it goes into hyper drive when I first wake up (anxiety I suspect).
    In my case, there were three main reason for my heart misfiring.
    1. Allergies
    2. Chemical sensitivities
    3. Diet

    As far as allergies and Chemical sensitivities, the bed was one of the worst places for me, and caused my heart to misbehave, racing and skipping beats and/or beating too hard. I stopped using fabric softeners and most detergents, but that didn't help. Blankets are made with dyes. The mattress itself could contain various chemicals and materials.

    Of course, if you are not allergic or chemically sensitive, ignore my ramblings!

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    Thanks! I'll consider that! I was thinkinging I had a pressure issue on my chest, because I haven't been able to sleep on the bed (laying flat?). I've been sleeping on the recliner to lessen the pressure. I don't think it's laundry stuff because we don't use softener, and use clear detergent. But the mattress could be a consideration. I have been getting sinus issues lately.

    Thanks! Won't hurt to test these theories.

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    In my case, there were three main reason for my heart misfiring.
    1. Allergies
    2. Chemical sensitivities
    3. Diet

    As far as allergies and Chemical sensitivities, the bed was one of the worst places for me, and caused my heart to misbehave, racing and skipping beats and/or beating too hard. I stopped using fabric softeners and most detergents, but that didn't help. Blankets are made with dyes. The mattress itself could contain various chemicals and materials.

    Of course, if you are not allergic or chemically sensitive, ignore my ramblings!

    Regards, Bob

     
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