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A brief back story - I'm a 44 year old male and been diagnosed with a 10% eptpic beats ratio, this has been going on in my knowledge for a year or so. I've had scans of my heart and have been told that my heart is healthy and normal with no signs of any issues with it. I've also got a slightly low ejection fraction, although a second test showed it back as normal. I'm a fairly fit very active male, who could probably do with losing a stone, but I'm certainly not obese or anything. I go to the gym 5 days a week and have no problems with physical activity. I have days when I feel nothing and then days like today when I feel flicks in my chest all day. I've cut right down on caffiene and I don't drink alcohol that often.
The Dr said if I was to choose a heart condition, then this would be the one to choose.
He wants me to go on to Bisopronal(beta blockers) . But I'm really hesitant about doing it, as he said once I start, then it will be forever. My eptopic beats are defintely worse when I'm stressed or tired.
He wanted me to start taking the tablets now and then go for another 24h holter in 6 months. I've asked the Dr to give me 6 months to try and work on my stress levels, before I commit to a lifetime of heart meds. As if I start on the meds now, I'll never know if I could've sorted them out myself.
Would love any advice or real life stories if any of you have manage to cintrol your eptopics without meds? Or any tips on how to self help.
Look forward to hearing back from you guys.
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