PVCS for 8 years

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Well... hi everyone. I am new in this forum and i am having that PVC s for 8 years now. I've tried everything.....magnesium, fish oil, exercise, diet, e.t.c. I don't drink alcohol, i am not a smoker, and i am 34 years old. I don't really think that any of these remedies could work. Maybe for some people are working like placebo effect. I have visited the ER at least 6 times, changing 4 different cardiologists and 3 physicians, eco, ecgs, stress test, blood tests and beta-blockers. THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO CURE THIS CONDITION. One doctor prescribed me Xanax, but the only thing that i manage with them is to not get panicking when the PVC happened.  It seems to me that you have this condition and of course can get worse with anxiety, fear, heavy meals, lots of coffee, cigarettes, alcohol e.t.c. It is a very frightening felling, but the only thing that i can do is to hope for better days. Yes, some days are better than others.

You can have this condition because you are taking blood pressure medication, but taking this medication is far important than having the PVCs. You can have it because you have mitral valve prolapse, but again there is nothing you can do about it, if its not pathological......Ablation can help but, you have to have the pvc the time of the operation and the heart is prone to develop pvcs from other sides in the future. They are getting worse during aging and you have to be patient with them and try to live your life as much as you can having these PVCs  [smile]

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    Well said!  I am due for ablation at Barts London August 29,I,m full of apprehension because I,m not sure whether I will be worse after. I,ve had ectopics 43 years, Svt 12 but only the last 18 months needing hospital help to put it back into rhythm, I,m 71 and pretty active for my age.
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    Hi there! 

    Sorry to hear about your troubles with Pvs’s. 

    I’ve been suffering from your exact symptoms for a year. I went to so many doctors in hopes for a cure.  The doctors keep telling me they are benign. It’s really hard to believe them, but I have no choice not to. 

    I keep feeling like they are overlooking something. 

    This condition does cause lots of anxiety, but i definitely had the pvcs before the anxiety. 

    There are so many of us in the same boat as you. I also hear ablation helps, but you have to have 20,000 a day I heard. 

    My last monitor reading were 260 pvcs and 9 pacs in a 48 hour period. 

    I tried all the natural remedies as well with no help. 

    Sometimes tums really help. Which is making me question if they are gastric related. 

    I hope you keep searching for what works for you. It’s always good to come on this forum as it’s comforting knowing you aren’t alone. 

    I hope you feel better soon!! 

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    Hi Mr M .. You have my sympathy ... I had them quite severly for several years ... I'm studying PVC's and there are a couple of questions if you have time :- 

    (1)  Do your PVC occur at night ... or slowly start up in the mornings laying in bed

    (2)  is each VC synchronous with the Sinus rythm or do they occur randomly.

    I had ectopic VC for a long time but I woke up one morning and they had gone ... along with breathlessness...Personally I'm convinced that getting the right dosage of beta blockers is very important

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      Hi, and thanks for your reply. Most of the times I could say 90% are happening at the same time with sinus rhythm. Regarding the time are more frequent during lying down position (bed time).

      Regards

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      I take a quarter of a 2.5 beta blocker and that’s enough to keep my ventricular ectopics gone , I believe mine really started with stress but don’t think they will take me off them. Any higher dose and my blood pressure too low and I feel odd . See cardiologist tomorrow he thinks I’m taking full dose he gave me but never did , just as well as too strong for me . So yes right dose is crucial 
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