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Old 08-26-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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Post Bending over=skipped beats..

I have been having this problem for almost a year. Because my gp sent me to a cardio who did an ekg, echocardio and 30 day holter monitor and found nothing, I am forced to try and find the answer to my problem on my own. There is never any pain but almost whenever I bend over whether to pick up something or wash my hair, I get several strong missed or extra beats. They make me cough sometimes. It really frightens me everytime.

This will happen as well at the pc if I get tired and end up bending over instead of sitting up straight. It's as if whenever my diaphragm is forced down into the top of my stomach, it will cause this.
I haven't read that here yet and wondering if anyone has some ideas as to the reason...thanks.

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Old 08-27-2003, 01:59 PM   #2
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well i dont really have what your experiencing but i get missed beats/fluttering, when i kneel down. like today i went to kneel on the grass to feed the pigieons and my heart bounced all over the place. also if im in a shop and i have to kneel to get a product i get this. i have also seen a heart specialist and wore and heart monitor but nothing was found. im still convinced though i have an underlying problem which just hasnt been picked up at that certain time.


Old 08-27-2003, 07:14 PM   #3
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I agree with you. There is something not quite right that it should happen at that time. I have noticed if I am bending and should happen to burp at during that time, the burping will cause a series of those skipped or missed beats. I think they are missing the cause of it and it's just a matter of time before I guess it will call for more intense testing...thanks for you imput.

Old 08-28-2003, 06:07 AM   #4
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I am suffering from skipped beats too. It happens sometimes when I bend down and need to burp. It also happens when I'm stressed. I was so worried about it, I went to the doc to have it checked out. I got the full work up - blood tests, ekg, and monitor for 30 days. Everything came back fine. The cardiologist said I'm suffering from benign PVCs and it's nothing to worry about. He said most adults have them, but not all feel them. He suggested I take a magnesium oxide supplement and make sure I'm getting enough potassium. I do think it's helping. Caffiene and alcohol can cause this as well as thyroid problems and anemia. Get yourself checked out and you will feel so much better. It still scares me when I get them, but not as much as it used to. Good luck.

Old 08-28-2003, 11:09 AM   #5
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Many people get these skipped beats. I would say I get them daily, on and off. I also suffer from Atrial Flutters (fast heartbeat) Have been checked out by a cardiologist, all test were fine. Was told not to worry about my short episodes of A-flutter or skipped beats, just have to live with them, unless they get intolerable. I'm a senior now but I know I had skipped beats when I was very young. So you see, if your heart is okay otherwise, don't worry about them.

Old 08-28-2003, 12:49 PM   #6
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Thanks to all who replied, I appreciate the imput. To be sure I have had my labs done, the only thing we discovered 2 years ago was hypothyroidism. I take a Synthroid everyday. Everything else is fine and I am glad about that. I really get so rattled when that happens and if you figure how many times you bend over or burp in a day, you could imagine how much of my thoughts are involved with it.

I would have to guess then it's some sort of benign short circuiting.
Again, thanks to all of you....

Old 08-29-2003, 06:53 AM   #7
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Your symptoms are very interesting. I have the same situation ONLY I have PAC's & PVC's at other times also. I noticed many years ago when I bent over my heart w/skip or bend to the left I could actually make it skip. Also, when I burp my heart skips. I thought perhaps it had something to do w/gas around my heart or the vegas(sp), nerve. I've suffered skipped beats for many years, take Inderal & an old heart arrythymic drug. Nothing takes them away completely. I even have runs of them or actual episodes of 20 seconds of tachycardia (very fast, irregular beats). I was told 40 years ago not worry about them, THEY would not be my demise. Well, 40 years later, I'm alive, however, the quality of my life has been centered around anxiety and fear of this heart problem. There is no way or no one who can help as I'm now considered to be a cardiac cripple. Don't allow yourselves to become one.....enjoy your life, try to ignore those feelings knowing they will not kill you. The fear is worse than the actual heart symptoms. And, yes, hopefully, someday soon they will discover what the real underlying problem is causing these "skipped/fast/irregular beats. Until then, lighten up. :> )

Old 08-29-2003, 11:53 AM   #8
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Thank you for that reply. Gee, 40 years...I don't know. I never heard of a cardio cripple before but I am thinking that means that because of focusing on the 'what ifs' of it, means that you cannot focus on the rest of your life. Well I can truly understand it. When these jerks and thumps/skipped beats interrupt you from whatever you happen to be doing, it's darn difficult to get right back into your original frame of mind.

Fears, misplaced or whatever are very real for many, as we all know. Our brains really become imprinted with these fears and command our immediate attention. I suppose if it was any other part of the body, it wouldn't be so terrifying but it's the heart.

But I appreciate your imput. It's makes perfect sense intellectually. I wish I could really believe it in the place where it counts though....

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