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Old 06-14-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Arrhythmias...hormone related???

I have been having arrhythmias for a couple of years (I actually started noticing them when I first became ill with Hashimoto's thyroiditis). They became progressively worse (meaning I was noticing them more frequently) last October. I had a holter monitor test and found that I have PACs.

The symptoms I get along with them are: tingly fingers/toes, light-headedness and SOB (I also get a tightness/pressure/pulling sensation in my chest).

Anyway, I went on birth control in December due to a variety of female health issues (recurrent miscarriages, ruptured ovarian cysts, uterine hemmorhages and constant bleeding/spotting for over a year). Oddly, my PACs either stopped or became unnoticeable.

I was on the patch (ortho-evra) and the only time I noticed them was during my week off.

Well, I went off the BC entirely this month (it's been over two weeks) and I'm having PACs worse than ever. This sounds really funny but when I get them I have the same symptoms as before but in addition I feel like I have a lot of pressure in my head (I wish I could describe it better ). It's like someone is squeezing it (it's the same pressure feeling I get in my chest only it's in my head too now).

Does this sound like something I should be concerned about? I'm so used to going to the dr and having them brush me off that I hesitate to call (took them two years to diagnose my thyroid condition and I had to request the testing for it).

I'm taking a cal/mag supplement (and I have been consistantly since last October). I know that skipping meals and not getting enough sleep induces them but that's not an issue for me.


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Old 06-15-2006, 06:00 AM   #2
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Re: Arrhythmias...hormone related???


All I can say is that there is a VERY close correlation between rhythm disturbances and hormones so none of what you report surprises me.

Old 06-15-2006, 06:41 AM   #3
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Re: Arrhythmias...hormone related???

Thank you for the reply Lenin! I've been searching for information how it's all connected but I'm not coming up with much. I have read that those with estrogen deficiencies (perimenopause, menopause, premature ovarian failure etc...) have a higher occurance of arrhythmias but it doesn't explain why.

I'm only 29 so it's doubtful that low estrogen is an issue but I guess it's hard to say (I've never had my female hormones tested...hoping to early next year though).

I did take my BP and my systolic was lower than average for me: 92/68; normal for me is 104-110/60. I know that's not a significant drop but I sure felt weird last night when I took it; very loopy and tingly. The PACs were every third beat (I have a stethoscope). As long as I held still and laid on my back they'd subside but as soon as I rolled over or moved they'd pick back up again (based on symptoms I mean...I only listened with the stethoscope for about 5mins).

I don't normally listen to my heart or take my BP but I just felt so odd. Even this morning I feel a little off. Not like anything is seriously wrong but different.

Thanks again!


Old 06-16-2006, 09:10 AM   #4
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Re: Arrhythmias...hormone related???

I am on a beta blocker which helps with my PVCs. And I also take an anxiety med which I think also helps. But around my period is when the PVCs are BIG TIME!! It is like clockwork. So, oh heck yes I think it is related!!!

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Re: Arrhythmias...hormone related???

I think they hormones may be related i have read up alot about women who get them worse around the time of the month and also just before and during menopause.

Since becoming pregnant i have been feeling over 50+ PVC's a day and we all know what hormones are like in pregnant women!

There must be some kind of connection??

Old 06-18-2006, 02:24 AM   #6
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Re: Arrhythmias...hormone related???

Definitely a link, I had many more PVC's when on BC. I didn't notice the connection till I stopped BC and they suddenly almost completely disappeared.

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