Constant heart palpitations

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I'm 41 and pre-menopause. I've been experiencing heart palpitations for a week now. Not as constant as it was 3 days ago, but everyday I have the palpitations 3-4 times lasting 30 minutes to 3-4 hours at times. Been to the doctor and they say everything is fine. Anyone else experience this?

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    Yes ive had them for a couple years but they have slowly gone away. Most the time there called pvc or pacs. Its just an eatra heartbeat. Everyone has them but some people like us feel them. Google them. They are harmless. But you still want to see a cardiologist to make sure its not afib or anything serious.
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    I started with ectopics a few years ago and I'm 51 now. They came out of nowhere and have been very difficult to deal with. I didn't put it down to hormones but I'm convinced now that they are. Mine vary through the month and even daily at times. Stress makes them worse as does reflux but again this all ties in with hormones. I have had tests done and all ok but it is very difficult to cope with and scary. I've been treating my reflux and going to take magnesium but I do think it varies for each of us. Sorry you are feeling like this, I do sympathise sad

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    My "benign ectopics" soon turned into Ventricular Tachycardiia. Lucky I had a friend at St Tomas' hospital who got a second opinion before it was too late. 

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      Hi.. how did they discover this? I have a feeling mine is just not benign ectopic s..

      Any input is appreciated .ty

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      They discovered this only because I bought my own ECG, a Prince 180B, their 24 hour ECG tests never initially co-incided with my symptoms. With my own machine I could take a print of when it was occurring and then took that to my GP, I was having two types of ectopic beats and initially only took the first type, when I went back to see my GP to see what the specialist had said,it was "benign ectopics" my GP informed me, however in that week I had had the other type of ectopic beat, (see picture below of my heart ), so I showed this differant ecg graph to my GP and said, "what about this one?", he replied, (that will be just more of the same". Shows GPs shouldnt talk about specialist subjects as when I showed my friend who works at St Thomas' hospital, she said she would get a second opinion as she works for cardiologists, next thing I have this cardiologist on the phone telling me to ring an ambulance every time I get them, (which I didnt until they became permanent VTs! and got told off!), They have stopped these ectopic beats joining together to form Ventricular Tachycardia now by performing an ablation, but I still get the other "benign" ectopics an eighth of the time.  

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