PVCS all-day every day wrecking my life!!Anyone else??

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Hi I'm just wondering if there is anyone else out there that has this problem? Im 27 usually active quite healthy aside from asthma & for the last month I've had pvcs from the minute I wake up to the minute I fall asleep sometimes it gets to the point of every few beats I'll have one, I literally can't take it anymore I'm so scared to do anything. I've had countless amounts of emergency room visits for it and been told I'm fine but somewhere I don't believe it and I'm expecting the worst. they get so bad to the point I get dizzy short of breath and sweaty. They say my ecgs are fine my bloods are unremarkable and xrays are normal. so don't know what is causing them. I'm so scared I can't live like this much longer.

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    hello,

    So sorry to hear you also suffer with these. I'm a 22 year old who has suffered with PVC's and PAC's for over 4 years and it is soul destroying. I have mine very very often and not had a day without feeling them.

    They are petrifying and no one will ever understand how much they affect us mentally. I went to my gp numerous of times and was always shut down due to my age. But persevere with it, demand an echocardiogram which is a jelly scan that looks at the structure of the heart for peace of mind.

    I had mine a few months back after begging and am still waiting results. I am a nurse myself and know that most people do get pvc's day to day but we are the unfortunate ones who feel them. But for your own sanity and peace of mind get this scan so that you can put your mind at rest.

    Hope this helps. Stress and also worrying about them makes them x10 times worse. I am working on putting them to the back of my mind.

    take care.

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      Hi, Aw it's so good to know that I'm not the only one dealing with this. it feels like my life has been ruined. I'm so scared every night that I'm not going to wake up the next morning cause my hearts just gonna give out. I have them constantly and I can't think of the last time I didn't get one. how frequent are yours if you don't mind me asking and do you get any other symptoms?

      I definitely will ask for a echocardiogram that's probably the only thing I haven't had. no matter what though it still doesn't feel reassuring enough.

      I'm so scared I just wish there was a definite way to stop them 😦

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    Hi Ciiahn..I had the same problem for about 3 years ; missing about 10% beats a day...horrendous...no known cause... My cardiologist suggested a supplement of Magnesium citrate ... after about two months the problem disappeared overnight... so I still take 200 mg a day .. You can never be sure if the magnesium helped but its worth a try .. good luck

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    have you tried eating more foods that are potassium/magnesium rich? ideally you want 4g of potassium a day and ~320mg of magnesium. those are not easy figures to achieve, i still dont hit my targets even when trying. potatoes, avocado, bananas, tomato juice, and magnesium (citrate only) tablets help me.

    also if you havent already quit all alcohol, caffeine, nicotine

    a good nights sleep is also very helpful

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      heya.. yes I eat a very potassium rich diet and drink a whole lot of coconut water which gives a lot of potassium aswell and I take magnesium daily. it is hard to get a good nights sleep with a little baby but I do try when I can. Im also on verapamil 120mg tablets daily and they've seemed to do nothing. it feels like I can't win no matter what.

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      i hear you on the baby front, ive also had issues with my son!

      id highly recommend keeping a food diary here:https://cronometer.com/

      youll see exactly how much pot/mag youre getting, its really important to be getting the recommended amount. im not doubting you eat a lot of health foods i just want you to make sure your getting the recommended!

      have you tried vagus nerve stimulation? holding your breath with a full chest of air and trying to breathe out can provide some temporary relief. ive noticed things are worse after lunch for me, i suspect its food affecting my vagus nerve...

      best of luck, please keep us updated with hoe you get on 😃

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    Hi ciiahn, all I can say is I've been there too, pretty nearly all of the year 2015 I was suffering continuously, and four different doctors looked at them, took EKGs and Holters, and just shrugged. You can look for a specialist in heart electrical issues - but I'm not sure how much more they can do. Has anyone offered you even a beta blocker? It's an easy thing to try, and for me it helps quite a bit. Magnesium also helped.

    I had a really bad year, but time, and magnesium, and controlling my blood pressure which was a little high, and now the symptoms are under control. Primary physicians - no help. Cardiologists - no help. I have not searched out the specialist, because by the time that was mentioned I was already doing better.

    And there is this - the doctors all say that, for as awful as it feels, they are not actually dangerous - well, I don't know about that, but they are this much correct: I'm still here, and I've had no actual heart attacks or strokes - afaik.

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    hey, yeah i totally feel you, no one can truly appreciates the impact it has on your life unless they experience it, i wish it on no one.

    i get them almost everyday for the past 6 months, it feels like my heart is about to give up, my stomach sinks and it leaves you panicking.

    i havnt figured out what stops it or even reduces it.

    hang on in there i hope it all works out

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