premature ventricular hell contractions

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earlier this year ive been told from my cardioligist after doing a echo and a holter monitor test that i have pvc's..... sigh its been hell some days i be so scared thinking that today is gonna be my last. im scared im gonna have a massive heart attack or im gonna go in to cardic arrest. its horrilble at this point and espically being pregnant they cant give me anything to take. im 25 obese female. 

my symptoms are 

thumping in my chest sometimes upper middle and lower.

for some strange reson in my upper chest hurts more when im going through these constant skipped beats or thumps.  

i get pains in my shoulder back mad neck most times and this sharp sticking or stabbing pain under my left breast by the bone.

shortness of breath when walking to fast of climbing stairs

i notice when i lay on my left side they be at their worst and not really bad on my right or when im on my stomach... im trying to be more clear with my symptoms because i notice on here people dont really go in much details so im trying to be specific............ 

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  • Posted

    Dear islandgyal

    Sorry to hear about your concerns.

    I dont think anybody can be exact about symptoms because they are so variable.

    I have an arrhythmia which an ambulance crew diagnosed as something called bigeminy after an ecg. This is of great concern to me but cardiologists just dismiss it along with every other concern I have.

    If you can find any relief from what you suffer even if its just the way you lie down then take a little comfort in that.

    You say you are pregnant but don't say how many months or whether your symptoms started before your pregnancy. If they didn't it could be they are a result of being pregnant and may subside after giving birth to your wonderful baby.

    Keep happy.

    Good luck for the future.


    • Posted

      Hey thanks for you concerns gap I'm almost 6months and I've been going through this way before the pregnancy

  • Posted

    It is pretty scary i know,i,ve had these for 40 years and just been diagnosed with svt with my heart 197 beats a minute, i feel the same sometimes i think my heart will stop but i,m assured it won,t.  At the moment i,ve stopped bisoprolol which the hospital put me on after having bad side effects and going to the doctor in the morning to see if he can put me on something different. When the heart is beating erratically you do get pressure in the chest and discomfort.  Its not pleasant being like us, being on this site reassures me i,m not alone.
    • Posted

      No!  she told me i should stay on bisoporol until i see the specialist on march 22nd and said i should not have discontinued it.  I,m having a good day today with very few ectopic beats.   Maybe you are experiencing all these symptoms because you are pregnant, i didn,t carry my 3 babies very well at all, i had high blood pressure and sugar in my urine towards the end of each one. Hoping that you are feeling better today, sometimes reassurance does help.


  • Posted

    I can tell you from what i have read and my own pvc's, laying on your right typically stops them due to the way your heart is. Im not sure why but thats what ive read. You can google pvc and you should come accross things to help. I have not tried it but ive hear magnesium helps. Take care.

  • Posted

    May be worth trying magnesium - it seems to settle my heart

    ... but check re: pregnancy & whether it's contra-indicated

    for your baby, before trying it.

    I think cardiologists see people with such a range of different

    symptoms & if they think something is really amiss, they'd

    admit you into hospital straight away (that is, if you're in the UK).

    Hope your situation improves,


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