Weird skip beats

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I am not new to skips. I have had every test know to man. No one can find anything wrong. This has been going on for years but they are very scary. I usually get them when I am at rest and calm, but I notice that is when I breathe out more then I breathe in .....I have bad anxiety as well. Most of the time I get one skip other times it's seems like it is skipping and I have to cough or move. Now the latest weird thing is when I burp I get almost a feeling like my heart stops . Magnesium helps me . I am on Inderal,klonopin

and Neurontin for restless leg syndrome . Oh and synthroid. Reassurance and experiences appreciated

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    hello jeanette. I   totally understand as I have them myself. They are ectopic heartbeats.  I have a loop recorder fitted inside my chest which records the beats and when  I activate it it goes straight into the hospital. This I find reassuring. They are frightening but they are harmless, and it is not easy to remember this when it is happening. I am taking magnesium and Bisopralol. Hope this is of some help to you. Ann
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    Hi Jeannette,

    This forum is the most reassuring help I have found for my ectopics. I thought I was dying and my life was over when they began.  But good news!  There are so many of us who have not died and together we are finding ways to lessen them and cope til the medical community can find a cure. Keep posting and my doctor said they tend to happen to us anxiety sufferers. They will get better.

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    I also suffer from palpitations. My cardiologist also told me to take magnesium. But I took it for a week and kind of felt weird. This magnesium really help you? Has had made the palpitations stop or happen less?
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    I have been having worse palpatations the past three months, last week i had such a prolonged one i almost fainted. all my tests have come back ok, except i have T inversions on my ECG which ive had for years and seem to be normal for me.

    The cardiologist has put me on 1.25mg of bisopralol today, i took 5mg a few years ago and they made me really tired, im hoping i can cope with the titredness as i cannot cope with these palps anymore. It's really scaring me. I just hope these pills help.

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