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Pvc: Some pvc s decrease with exercise-meaning during exercise, not that exercising make them go away completely. ...Read more
I have benign pvcs. They have become much more frequent since premenopausal symptoms. Sometimes every couple beats for hours. Anything to do to help?
Yes: Beta blockers are the first line of therapy. If they don't provide adequate relief, they are combined with a 1c agent. There are other treatments as well. Ask your doctor about prescribing this/these. If he's not comfortable with that, ask for a referral to a cardiologist. I see people with pvcs everyday. ...Read more
Can someone please tell me why do I feel my benign PVCS?? They are driving me nuts!!! im always expecting them now. Only get about 4 a day that I feel
If: "isolated", calm down/deal with the sev seconds of the arrhythmia-like I do with mine. If they are longer lasting runs that is more important. Eat a calming high fiber whole foods 90 % vegan diet that is high in potassium & magnesium = heart calming. Avoid sweets, refined carbs, caffeine, alcohol, very hot & very cold drinks. Perhaps Bystolic, (nebivolol) a benign beta blocker for as necessary use. Www. Thepmc ...Read more
Have Metoprolol for benign pvcs. Scared to take the 25mg tablet. Can I start with a 1/4 dose and work up?
Why?: What are your fears? 25 mg is very low dose, many doctors start at 100 mg. It would be a waste of time and a waste of your medication to decrease your dose to 1/4. You need to discuss your specific concerns with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I have benign pvcs. I've had them for a few days off and on due to anxiety, can anxiety cause them to last off and on for days?
I have benign PVCs. Seen on holter cardio dr says no worry. Given 20 mg propranolol 1x daily. Is it possible to take half in am Nd half at night.?
Maybe: If the propanolol medicine you are taking is not the long acting version, then you could break the tablet in half. You should ask your pharmacist or doctor before you do this. ...Read more
For benign pvc's, is there any correlation between them and cortisol? Any correlation with
and pvc's? Any cure? Techniques to stop them?
Cough: When you feel them, cough. Get plenty of sleep. Avoid stress if possible. Don't sleep on your left side. It would be useful to check your potassium, magnesium, and thyroid stimulating hormone levels. A 24 hour Holter exam would also be useful to quantitate how many you have. (>10% of total beats needs treatment). Most of the time, benign PVCs will go away over a week or 2. If not, seek help. ...Read more
Okay to take Vicodin when one has benign pvc's? Bad back. (Had tests to confirm) Will Vicodin exacerbate them?
OK to use: Won't exacerbate PVCs.Get a more detailed answer ›
New to this doc said I have benign pvcs they lasted 12 hours yesterday why are they getting worse scares me seem they get worse after I eat why?
Palpitations: Consider that some of your symptoms may also be PACs, extra beats from the upper chamber of the heart. If you notice these symptoms with meals, you should consider adjusting your diet - limit caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods, etc. And also reduce your portions. Check with your doctor that your current medication dose is OK and consider having a rhythm monitor that can be reviewed by a doctor. ...Read more
Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS? Any harming long term effect of atenolol?
Will diltiazem make my benign PVCs worse or better? (I'm not taking amitriptyline, I don't know how to take the medication off this list)
Better: While diltiazem will not affect the frequency of the PVCs, you will notice them less and they will bother you less while taking diltiazem ...Read more
Take 50 mg flecanide, took 100: (stress test showed vent. Tach. Just below concern) for very frequent benign pvcs. Other meds not work. Risk too hi?
Need more eval: Ventricular tachycardia is not a benign arrhythmia. You need a thorough evaluation including coronary arteriography and cardiac mri. Flecainide is excellent for suppressing single, symptomatic pvcs but doesn't lower the risk (and may increase the risk) of sudden death in people with structural heart disease. The underlying cause should be sought and corrected. Ablation may well be necessary. ...Read more
If your magnesium: Is low and is causing cardiac arrythmia Magnesium sulfate can be administered IV or intra-muscularly. Magnesium citrate can be given by mouth in doses of 100-200 mg. Magnesium oxide is most common in commercial vitamins but requires neutralization by stomach acid and is the least bio-available. Low dietary magnesium can be treated by eating more green vegetables with magnesium. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Can an electrophysiologist cure my benign PVC'S? I'm so worried about them. Doctor says to ignore them
I was diagnosed with benign PVCs, stress echo negative. Took my first dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg today and note a big increase in PVCs today. Related?
Usually Lexapro (escitalopram) is NOT the first medicine that comes to mind that increases PVCs and it could be very good to control anxiety that worsens PVCs. Give it a longer try.
Having said that, we learned long ago that ANY medication may cause ANY side effect. Discuss it with the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more
Possible: Having symptoms with any arrhythmia justifies further evaluation. I am glad your echo is normal. You do need a way to document your arrhythmia. This could be using Kardia from AliveCor or an event monitor. You can document if you have PAC's or PVC's. Treatment will depend on findings. Best of luck! ...Read more
Officially, a bad day. Benign PVCs acting up and I just wrenched my back. Decision: Toprol (metoprolol) or Vicodin?
Just started Lexapro (escitalopram) today for pmdd. I also have benign pvcs/pacs. Will this drug affect it and is it a serious side effect?
Need monitoring: Your doctor needs to repeat an ekg after about 2 weeks on the drug to make sure there are no changes to the electrical activity of your heart. ...Read more
Is there a correlation between people that are prone to having (benign) PVCs and Sudden Cardiac Arrest? (PVCs at a rate from 0-500 per day)
Only if you have: Left ventricular dysfunction or structural heart disease. ...Read more
Had all the test and have benign pvcs. No alc, smoke, caffeine. Have some stress. 3-4 wk periods where I get lots. More after eat. Why? Remedy?
Benign: PVCs are a benign condition, which means that it's not dangerous. Most people don't event feel them, but they can be uncomfortable for some who are sensitive to them. You are already avoiding alcohol, caffeine and smoking which is good. Try to decrease your stress levels. May want to have your stomach evaluates for gastritis or gallbladder problems. ...Read more
My ep prescribed flecainide for my benign pvcs/pacs. Should I get a 2nd opinion cause I'm scared to take a heart med for something that's "benign"?
PVCs: I'd recommend discussing the treatment with your ep and ask the question you did here. Benign pvcs are generally treated if they bother the patient enough that the patient desires to have them decreased to improve quality of life. The ep may have a specific reason......Don't be afraid to ask your doctors for information. ...Read more