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I am posting here as I find some comfort in talking about my problems / issues
I started getting ectopic heartbeats a lot during summer of 2013, I would have a missed beat and then a hard thud beat afterwards after which the heartbeat would return to normal. At first this really freaked me out. When it got really bad I would feel as though my heartbeat would get very irregular which apparently was 1-3 ectopics in a row. I went to see a heart consultant who did every test possible which came back normal and I wore a 48 hour Holter monitor which showed a number of ectopics ("look at this lovely ectopic" she would say, not how I would put it!!!!) and bizarrly sometimes when I felt I was having one the machine didn't pick anything up. I would also get a PVC when engaged in (ahem) sexual activity.
I was put on beta blockers and escitalopram (for my health anxiety) to try and keep them under control. I would have no other symptoms except for a churning, weird feeling in my stomach before or around when they happen. No chest pain, dizzyness or anything else.
I recently started exercising again and felt great and was able to deal with the daily 10-20 ectopics I would get. But recently they have returned with avengence, happening multiple times a day especially when I am sitting or lying down. Its very scary and at times is ruining my life!
The crazy thing is that I think I have always had them, I went to have an ECG when I was 16 when I felt this flutter in my chest, its amazing how much more aware of them you become when you initially notice them.
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