Pvc experiance?

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So usual my Pvcs come every day or every other day it just depends but its usual just one at a time, they sometimes feel stronger than the last and some are tiny and some feel huge. Does anyone know why they varie in strengths? And also recently it has changed I have had a few nights this week wherthis get Joe and then a few seconds later another and then another which then makes me jump up and then maybe another again and then my pulse goes up out of fear and then they disappear. But why have they increased tube last few days? Why do sometimes we get a few?

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    Maybe now that you are more aware of them you become alarmed when it happens which trigger more.  I found that in my earlier years of experiencing them in my twenties I was very frightened which triggered me into getting more attacks.  I sympathise with you because I get them every day despite medication.
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    Ann is riight. When you get them,and become alarmed, you kick out more adrenaline and create the opportunity for more. As for when they feel stronger or weaker, it is just when those beats come a bit faster or slower, causing more blood to be pumped out and that is the stronger beat you are feeling. I have had them even painful.I have one of the top DR's in florida, and he says it makes no difference if they hurt ,are more some days or others. Every one gets them,most people dont feel them ( or dont know what they are feeling)But,unless your heart is not structurally normal, they are not dangerous..  You were having a few in a row, which could have been the start of SVT. If they continue to bother you, go back to your Dr and have them check you out. I have had them for 40 years or so, they still upset me sometimes. I try to ignore them when I can. I do meditate and take a beta blocker and that helps! You probably know to watch the alcohol and the caffeine and such. But , live your life .I sometimes get a few that seem in a row, but really they have a normal beat inbetween. Some people have one every other beat or more all day long!!! We are blessed if we only get a few a day! But honest, strong, weak , does not matter! Just the timing of when the beat comes to early, one is earlier than the other , causes different feelings. I  hope this helps, I am 65 and still here and still hate them, but keep on trucking on( with a pacemaker, not for that but slow heartrate!) Still get the skips!! Dang it!!! Let us hear how you do!

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      Hi Mabel, I live outside London, I am 70 and probably had them most of my life, only brought to my attention when I was 28' I,ve worked all my life and brought up 3 children but found it hard sometimes. I come from a farming family in Wales uk, we fell but we picked ourselves up and carried on, makes one hard and independent

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    I am another one who has the extra irregular beat. They come and go. Some days I have none. And the good days can go on for several days. Then I will have the frequent skipped or extra beats. I go to a cardiologist due to having a mild heart attach 10 years ago. I had 2 stints put in and I have been fine ever since. I go annually for a check up. I adjusted my diet, and reduced my cholesterol levels to now very acceptable ranges. A few years ago, I started having the palpitations. And I would experience lots of anxiety due to them. When I saw my cardiologist about them, he looked at my EKG, ECG and stress test results and said all looked fine. He also had me wear a holter monitor for a month. It recorded the irregular beats which I experienced during the time I wore the monitor. He told me that they were nothing to worry about. Many things can trigger them. Caffeine, alcohol, stress, certain foods etc. So when I experience these troublesome beats, I try to figure out what is causing them. Sometimes I will wake up from a sound sleep with pounding irregular beats. Of course this adds to major anxiety. I found some good information online discussing something called the Valsalva Maneuver. This is something that can help... it doesn't eliminate them, but I think it might help. It is something to check out and give it a try. I will see my cardiologist this month for a 6 month follow up from my stress test. He always reassures me that these are benign and nothing to worry about. But still, that is hard to do when they happen frequently.

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