experiencing several PVCs every minute for 24hours..... help im so scared!!

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so i was admitted to hospital last night with constant PVCs (extra heart beat) every 20 30 seconds i feel a thud and a fluttery feeling, it showed up as PVCs, 2 quick heartbeats a long pause and then a thud and a flutter feeling, it seems to be happening more when im stressed like when i was falling asleep i didnt really notice it and now im fully awake panicking i feel them every 10 to 20 beats its so distressing, in hospital they did a ecg which showed a PVC and a pause, im 22 year old male, my BP is usually anywhere from 120-140 over 80-90 but when i first got told i had to go hospital on my own (i suffer with agoraphobia and anxiety when alone) my BP was 169/111 and when i got to hospital it was 146/96, they did blood tests and nothing abnormal apparently but surely having several PVCs a minute isnt normal? has anyone ever experienced this? if so how often do you feel a PVC and how long do the episodes last??

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    Hi Josh! Im a 21 year old female and I have this each and everyday. Ive been to so many doctors and they all say by heart is 100% fine. I have bad anxiety and get it when I am stressed but I have a little bit of that feeling everyday. Ive had it for years and just ignore it now

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    Hi Josh

    I do know what you are going through. I have been to hospital with pvcs many times, and each time have been told that they were "benign" - they are terrifying. I too, have bouts where I am having many per minute. I have had a number of 24 hour tapes, and I do have them in my sleep.

    I have spent years of extreme anxiety because of them - feeling that no-one understood, and that GPs and specialists were ignoring how severe they are/were. BUT, I hope that you avoid getting so stressed and thereby ruining your life. I started getting them when I was 42 (like you my BP is a problem), but I am 72 now - so far they haven't killed me even though many times I thought that they would. I wish that I had known when I was younger that I would have lived this long with them. Yes, I still get awful runs of them which often last for days, and yes, I get really scared and panicky. Please don't worry, and accept what the doctors tell you. You have a long and exciting life ahead of you. Enjoy it.

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    Hi Josh, I am have so several in a minute too but only for the past few days before I was still having a few or so every minute but now I dont know. How are you feeling now?

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    Hey Josh,

    I am 34 years old and I have also been experiencing PVCS since May of 2019. I noticed them when i had a double ear infection and the doc put me on amox clav and diflucan. I would notice a fluttering feeling in my chest. Didnt think too much of it until I went hiking and my heart was racing from the hike and then all the sudden my heart would feel like it stopped for a second and then would pound hard over and over. It freaked me out big time. But after a bunch of tests this last year, the docs told me I have mild thickening of a portion of my heart and I need to quit smoking. So I quit smoking on Feb 16th 2020. They have gotten smaller in size but I still get flutters and sometimes the pause pound thing. Its not nearly as bad as when I use to smoke. But theyre still there. Its very distressing. But my doctor told me I would be 100 percent ok. And all i need to do is change diet, stop smoking and lose weight and ill be fine. I quit the smoking but now i need to lose 70 lbs. It seems as if having PVCS is pretty benign from what I understand. I also sometimes get a little adrenaline shot ater a PVC in the center of my chest. Seem to get worse after eating, or drinking alcohol or being stressed.

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