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So I have to admit I am a bit scared which obviously isn't helping matters. The doctor told me yesterday that I had ectopic beats and has referred me to the hospital for a 24hr monitor. 

They started last week and some days are better than others. One of the main issues is that we were supposed to be flying to America in four weeks to visit friends and if course this has made me even more anxious, thinking that they wont let me go. 

Has anyone got any tips on how to stop these damn things. Will they go away on their own? 

I had a really good day yesterday but this morning is not so good. 

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    Best advise your travel insurance company about them although they are not life threatening as they do not like clients awaiting any kind of cardiac testing.
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    Ectopic beats are a scary, and oftentimes a misunderstood issue.  Yes, they can and may very well go away on their own.  Many different things can contribute to or cause these erratic and upsetting beats.  Stress is one of them, if you experience

    stress on a regular basis, these beats can stay with you for quite a while, while other possible contributing factors such as congenital heart defects, heart attacks, metabolic disruption, too much caffeine intake.,etc may take a little more investigation by the treating doctor to possibly determine which one is actually causing them.  You will probably be allowed to travel abroad, provided you are not found to have a high degree of these beats, because that would prompt further medical evaluation, and you would probably not want to be traveling if they should suddenly get worse now, would you?  Do let me know how you make out, I'm sure everything will be all right.  Take care.

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    Whenever the ambulance took me to hospital, the first thing they would always do was to connect me to a Potassium drip, so maybe eat a lot of bananas. The heart needs potassium and I think magnesium for the electrical pathways to work properly. Unless of course you are already eating too many bananas, I think you can also have problems with too much potassium?, Google it, but it could be a start.
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    I have AF, I am on Verapamil to regular this, get ectopic beats, the doctor say nobody has died of this, but it is alarming, worrying about this makes it worse. Go by your GP, he might refer you to a cardiologist.



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