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Old 08-09-2003, 08:56 AM   #1
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ok i recently for the last cuple of months have had heart skipping a couple of beats, my bp is fine i have had three ekg,s in the last three months all at the hospital blood work done and a physical from my doctor last week plus chest xrays my doctor told me to geta stress test to rule anything major out. now i can jest be relaxing at work or home and all of a sudden i feel my heart flutter i check my pulse and every couple of beats it skips for about 10 minutes then its gone, but this is every day, for a couple of months. about a year ago a had blood work and it did show that my trygliscerides were very high so i was put on gemfibrozil to control it now my cholestorol levels and trys are perfect, so i think that this could all be mental but should i worry even though my doctor seems not to? i am 30 years old not terribly overweight but i do not have a steady exercise plan but i eat well so any advice??

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Old 08-10-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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ive suffered with skipped beats and fluttering for 11 years and it frightens the life out of me everytime. i also get lightheaded when this happens. ive had 5 ecg's which have also come back normal. why not try taking magnesium for your palps? a lot of people on here will agree on how amazing it is for reducing/stopping palps. i take magnesium and cant say enough about it. check with your doctor first if you have an under active thyroid.

Old 08-19-2003, 09:38 AM   #3
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I am 17 and I have the same kind of heart beats you guys have been describing and for the past 5 years all the doctors i have had kept telling me it we normal nothing to worry about, so last fall my doc finally sent me to a ped- cardiologist and i was diagnosed with pvc (premature ventricular contractions). I was diagnosed with a holter moniter that i wore for 24 hours. pvc dosnt show up on ekgs unless your heart beats that way durring the test, mine didnt.
Hope this helps,

Old 08-26-2003, 11:41 PM   #4
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Yeah, i have PVC as well. Luckily (i guess) i was having an 'attack' during the EKG so my general doctor was worried enough to send me to a cardiologist. He did that 24 hr test and said i have PVC which are almost always harmless. Sometimes i will go months with nothing, and sometimes months with an attack every day. It is enough to worry despite what the doctor says.

But to the point, a skipping beat is usually nothing to worry about. Try cutting down on caffeine. That stuff is in coffee the most, but also tea, coke, and i think chocolate.

Old 09-03-2003, 08:07 AM   #5
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This is for tracey2775, there is magnesium in my vitamin pill. Off hand without looking at the box I don't know how much. What amount are you taking? I do have an underactive thyroid but I didn't know you can't take magnesium. As I said I have been taking it in my multi. Please explain how much you take and why an underactive thyroid should avoid it. Thank you very much


Old 09-04-2003, 06:38 PM   #6
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Hello...I have been having skipped beats as well since my teens (i'm in my 30's now). The doctors didn't see anything wrong and one even told me that it was a female thing. Last week I finally wore the holter monitor for 24hours and feel so much better that I did it. I had an ekg and ultrasound previously which didn't find anything. Now I know that I have extra systolic beats and my doctor has advised me to avoid all caffine and take L-carnetine(an amino acid). I am going to take it for 4 weeks and see what happens. I feel so much better already that someone can see the problem and that its not in my head.

Old 09-12-2003, 11:52 PM   #7
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hello, i have been having skipped beats and fluttering(and chest pains) for awhile now. I remember freaking out at first but then thinking it was my imagination. When i was in the hospital in 2001 after having a seizure, my EKG showed that i had suffered a heart attack, but i was only 18! So the doctors as well as my family and i were baffled. A couple months after i got out of the hospital i went to a cardiologist and they did another EKG which again was abnormal,and they still didn't know what the cause was(but they had ruled out a heart attack). They then decided to do an echocardiogram, and a treadmill test(i don't know the real name of it), after i went through all these tests it was determined that i had Mitral Valve Prolapse. My advice to you is to keep telling your doctor about you symptoms, because i know it is irritating when you don't have answers. Good luck!

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