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Hi everyone, i am knew to this site, found it by accident! I have been having ectopic heart beats for 11 years, i'm 37 now, and they first began after a great shock with one of my children. I had them now and then and didn't take much notice of them when i asked my hubby about them and he said that he had them too. Anyway, two years ago i had a routine operation which has left me with anxiety, PTSD and depression and they have got worse since then. I have found that certain things trigger more, caffeine, i drink tea, alcohol, don't drink that anymore but would love to be able to again!! I do smoke 15-20 a day, but don't do anything else that is bad. I have had hundreds of ECG's, which show nothing, and have had a 48 hour holter monitor, which i vertually begged for, which just showed sinus arrhythmia and sinus tacchycardia, normal rhythms!! The most ectopics i have had in one day is 25, up until today that is. When i opened my eyes this morning i was having long pauses and then normal rhythms again, continually. The kids are off school at the moment so i got up on my own today and took myself to work and i skipped breakfast. I had a shake and then took off for work, still having the problems. I had a cup of tea at work and tried my best to just carry on regardless, but i was having so many i could not even count them, must have been more than 20 in a minute, constantly. I know that they were happening, it was registering on the BP monitor, visually and audibly. And i felt my wrist pulse and they were there, hundreds of them. I don't know how i managed to carry on at work, they continued through everything i did, walking, talking, sitting, standing, but i just carried on and on. I tried to catch them on ECG's but they were there when i put all the stickies and wires on and as soon i pressed record, they stopped. I think they may have been because i had gas in my system, although i didn't feel as though there was gas there, no pain as such. But i had a banana for dinner and drinks of water and two cups of tea, they were still going! I did three ECG's to try and catch them, but no, of course i couldn't. I have never had more than 25 in a day and this has really frightened me, there were so many and constant, never been like that before. To be honest there weren't many normal sinus beats in there at all, all irregular! Anyway, i carried on all day and got to my mums and had a little to eat, my mum felt my pulse and she felt all of them too and was scared for me. I did start to burp a little after eating something but they still carried on. I came home and had something to eat and burped somemore and they eased off a little bit. I have had some tonight but nowhere need as many as earlier. I have had three bigger ones while i had been writing this to you all!! My BP is fine and i just really want these to go away, or at least to go back to how they used to be. I haven't felt anxious - to bring this on as far as i know, but they have been so bad and severe today that by this afternoon i was getting really worried and thought i would just die or end up having a pacemaker! Please can someone relate to this and am i ok?x
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