19 years old with chest pain and ectopic beats

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So just under 4 years ago I was sat playing on my Xbox when I experienced my first ever chest pain. Obviously I felt nothing of it. I visited the doctors who told me first it was stress or a torn muscle. I then went back after a couple months because I was still getting these pains, I was sent to the hospital to have an ECG done to give me peace of mind In which it came back and my doctor said there was a slight LVH. She said it would go and there was nothing to worry about. I eventually returned to the doctors and I was sent to see a cardiologist who did an ECG on me there at the hospital and I had a chest x-ray. Nothing was found. All normal. Last year I started to get this funny feeling, which felt like a palpitation (I know now that it was ectopic beats)  I went back the doctors again and this time I saw a different doctor, I had a 2 week ECG fitted on. When the results came back for that she said there was some SVT on the ECG as well as ectopic beats. I was then referred me to a different cardiologist. I had another ECG done, I had an ultra sound of the heart and I had a urine test. Everything came back fine and they weren’t worried but they saw that I was getting ectopic beats. I told them I was getting them daily and I still am to this point of which you’re reading. I have also told them that a few times when I have laid down or jumped on my bed something triggered my heart and it started to rapidly beat. They blame it all on anxiety and stress and saying there was too much pressure on my chest when I breath in. Yes my diet isn’t really good atm. Takeaways nearly every day but I am 5”8. 9 stone 4 so it’s not as if I’m fat. Also recently I have been experiencing pressure on my chest when I lay down, for this I have to take deep breaths. I don’t know if this is all in my head or if I should go back! It’s really frustrating especially when I just want to get on with a normal life sad 

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    I would be asking your dr if there is something that should be done stress that it’s affecting your day to day life something came up in your tests I had a friend who had this svt and had minimal surgery and made her much better after word hers might have been worse but I remember she was given the option as well first just write all your questions first and talk to your dr
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      The Drs have seen all the test results though, and so have the cardiologists and they think nothing of them. I was told by the second cardiologist to come back when I’m 30 and have a blood test donerolleyes
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      I also forgot to mention that I do have asthma as well. Before I went to see the second cardiologist my Dad thought a death certificate of my mums mum from 1964. She passed rheumatic heart fever and SVT. We showed this to him. He wasn’t interested at all. He said it’s from 1964 test results might not have been accurate back the even though it was one of the top doctors there at the time who did this diagnosis !!!
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    I have been suffering with ectopics for 2 1/2 years now. I get them daily. They are worse when laying down. Especially if you lay on your back. The dr can prescribe medication that may help. I’ve tried numerous ones as some tablets don’t work the same for everyone.  I’m on verapamil which has eased the symptoms slightly. My cardiologist has just prescribed another tablet as well but I’m nervous of starting another heart tablet. I understand what you are saying when wanting a normal life. The ectopics are a nuisance and at times scary. Cardiologists expect people to live with them as they are not classed as life threatening. Even though it feels life threatening to us. Stress and anxiety can make them worse. I have downloaded a relaxation app which I find helps especially at night. 
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      Thanks for your reply Maria. I can say that I do get on edge quite quickly, and I’m always alert to things around me. 😩 I play a lot of action packed games that some times are intense and I feel my heart beat raising. Sometimes when I’m sleeping I’ll listen to a YouTube video or turn the Fan on as that usually helps me fall asleep. 

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      I also use a fan some nights as I find if I get hot that can increase the ectopics. Just to mention as well that caffeine or anything with caffeine in can also trigger them and make them more intense. Such as high energy drinks. Even chocolate. 
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      Yeah I mean I do eat a lot of junk food etc so maybe it’s time I cut it all out and started to eat a healthy diet. I know that your diet can have big effects on you 
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