Palpitations I'm on propanorol 20mg three times a day Help

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Hi there I have had palpitations on and off for 10 years I am 29 now they have came and went throughout the years used to be worse when hungover but not had a drink in over 6 months I have cut all fizzy and caffeine out as well as take aways I am eating as good as I can and drinking plenty of water I am now on 20mg of propanorol 3 times a day I get palpitations when bending down when trying to sleep and when just chilling or walking I can't seem to get rid of them it's driving me crazy am not over weight am 5ft 11in I am type 1 diabetic could be better controlled suffer from panic attacks a think that's what's set them off this time but am not feeling panic anymore just unsettling when you get them for a few hours a day had loads of ecg done all clear and had 24hr tape that showed topic beats but said nothing to worry about but am not wanting to go the rest of my life whit them it's stopping me doing things any advice would be great thanks

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    I am so sorry you are having a bad time with the etopics!! I don't think there is any real cure for them. But, you can make them less,and sounds like you have done alot to do that. I now have a pacemaker,I have had them on and off since my 30's.I thought the pacemaker would stop them. Nope~ ,Dr says they will still come. But I have noticed they are not as strong feeling as they were. I will suggest you take magnessium if you are not already doing so. You can rub it on as well. Sometimes if you take too much internally it causes diahreaa ( sp) And you know try meditation,anything to help with stress!! I just want to reassure you, you can live a long time with these things!!! They are rarely deadly, I mean really rare.You could go to another specialist. There are other drugs to try, but most dont help much!! I am not happy about these darn things, make me freak out when I get them. We are the unlucky people who feel them. EVERYONE gets them,most dont feel them, us lucky folks do!!! But , be thankful, they are mostly harmless. God bless!I hope I helped some.Oh,when I become afraid ,and dont want to do things because of them,I just say, I will not let this beat me~I am a Victor not a Victor~~~Take care,Mabel

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    Oh, in my reply below I forgot to say I am now 65 and still fighting the fear. But, go out and live your life!!! Thousands of us are around, not many know what they have!!!!Hugs, Mabel!
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      Thanks for the reply why did you need to get the pacemaker hope it wasn't for etopics a don't even like playing with my son incase they start he's only one a want to do all the things I can with him some days am fine with only one or two the like today and yesterday there have been loads thanks Chris

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      No, I have the pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome. Which is my heart going too slow and pausing. I had an internal loop recorder for 6 months in my chest.( they were trying to find out why my heart went high and low)Discovered it paused for 3 seconds one time and 4 another.Can be dangerous, as I could have been driving and passed out. People that pass out for no reason sometimes have this. I was lucky to be diagnosed.I do have to say , I think I kind of wore out my " normal pacemaker" by too much exercise and being very overweight most of my life(I know sounds crazy, exercise and overweight still? I like to exercise,swim,weights, etc.but my weight never would budge much.I have lost about 50 pds but have 50 to go, very hard to do at my age.And now with pacemaker, hard to exercise as much as used to. I also taught water aerobics. And swam a mile 3 times a week till knee replacement. So heart is strong, just the rythmn problem. I would recommend getting an internal moniter called a LINQ . they are implanted in chest and they moniter you all the time. May find an answer there. But,you need to see a cardio dr for that!!! Hope I helped. Try not to obsess it makes them worse!( The skips love it when you worry about them!!!)Hugs, Mabel( really Debbie)

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    Have you tried taking a magnesium glycinate or malate supplement and eat foods high in potassium. I've been taking magnesium and drinking v8 tomato juice the low sodium one that has high potassium. Seems to be helping with palpitation, blood pressure and irregular heart beat.

    Hope you get better soon.

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