Support for ectopics

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Hi I'm 28 years old and I have had ectopics for about 10 years , I wanted to start this discussion to try and help me because I suffer with extreme fear because of this and thought it would help to talk to others about it 😊

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    Hi, can u make more info about your condition , over 10 years have u get medical attention " heart doctors" , any investigation done , heart tracing , heart scan, and due u have any sort of anexity diagnosisd before...sorry asking many Qs

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      Yes of course , thank you for responding

      Symptoms...

      Extra beats

      Thump then a pause

      Short bursts of rapid beats (5-6 in a row)

      Short flutters

      Testing....

      ECG's nothing ever seen

      Heart scan , I was told my heart is structurally normal

      3 day holter monitor , only supra ventricular ectopics detected

      I am on a waiting list for a loop recorder so they can test me over a long period of time just to catch what is going on , I do have a history of anxiety but as I say to the doctors I get the anxiety as a result of this happening,

      It just feels so dangerous so how can I be told just just live with it ? My mind tells me it's going to progress into something that will kill me

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      Sorry for that,do u have get any medicine to use if u feel extra beats or not, and I feel u will be ok as u have it over 10 years and record and scan not show any thing wrong... So try to find what when u have it r u under stress , lack of sleep , caffeine , alcohol , smoking - change your life style moderate exercise , healthy diet

      And I hope to get your appointment of loop recorder soon and I hope it's will be normal

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      I take propranolol 3 times a day but to be honest it doesn't seem to do much . I have tried to find a trigger but there doesn't seem to be one , it just happens. When I say I have had this for 10 years it has not been constant, I have had months before with nothing and then I get a flare up and every time it does flare up it seems to be worse

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