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Have developed PVCS, heart flutterings over the last 8 months and it's having a very negative impact on my day to day life. Went to my GP initially who told me to give up coffee, which I did, and made no difference. Done blood tests for irregular heart beats and everything came back ok. Had ecgs, and 24 hr holter, diagnosed it was PVCs. Was prescribed propranolol which didn't do anything except made me feel awful and made my blood pressure too low so ditched them. GP keeps telling me it's anxiety and I keep telling him it's the ectopics that's causing my anxiety. Paid to see a Cardiologist who again thinks it's ectopics and prescribed Flecinade to be used only when having a run of them. Have used a few and they do work, but don't want to be on them all the time., and also read that they should not be prescribed if you have heart disease, how do I know, have not had any tests offered to me. The anxiety and panic is making me feel worse and probably not helping. I notice my blood pressure goes right up when I have several in a day, also feel very heady and sometimes feel a need to cough. I'm back to my GP tomorrow and requesting an echocardiogram. Not been offered any scans etc. Just pills and telling me they're nothing to worry about, that lots of people get them. Had ectopics a few years ago and they always went away after a few weeks. Very rarely get them when exercising and don't get out of breath, I think because I told the doctors this, they're not worried. Would appreciate any helpful information from anyone that suffers same. Thanks
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