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Pvcs With Feeling Unwell
I am experiencing PVC/PVB's due to overdoing the cold medicine while ill. Is there away to support my heart returning to a more regular rhythm?
PVC: If it was secondary to those medications it should have resolved with the stop of the medications. The best thing to do is be evaluated and make sure you don't have an electrolyte or other abnormality. ...Read more
I get pvcs sometimes. Cardiologist said hearts fine after tests. Rarely ill get a PVC when exercising, is this any different and should I worry?
Normal: One of the characteristics of benign pvcs is that they are suppressed or overdriven by exercise (as opposed to ischemic pvcs which are worse with exercise). Yours sound benign and that seems to correlate with your test results. ...Read more
Can PVC be caused by stress? If so how can anxiety cause pvc? I have around 700 pac/pvc per day but if I have panic attack ill have more in short time
PVC and stress: You heart may be sensitive to catecholamines and that is what is released in stress. Check to make sure not low potassium, calcium, magnesium, thyroid, arrhythmogenic right heart, Wolff Parkinson White, associated use of drugs (cocaine), alcohol, or caffeine. Note everyone has PVC when holter is done, though 700 is on the higher end. Check echo, ask about B blocker use f/u w/doc. ...Read more
If pvcs are not harmful why are they so scary?! my day is ruined when I have a strong bout or frequent ones. Most terrifying feeling!
PVCs: Pvcs can be scary because they put you in a situation when you're out of control. You seem helpless and disoriented as to what to do to control your heart rate. You need a work up done. Heart monitoring to start with, echocardiogram. All of that can be done after a referral to cardiologist. ...Read more
2 week holter only detected a couple of pvcs but I felt my more. What could explain what I'm feeling if they are not electrical abnormalities?
Dysautonomia - MVP: If your doctors have not found any cause of the symptoms, you may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Perhaps a cardiologist can help you. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid and salt intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more
Noticed today that even 10mins (or less) of very easy ab. Work trigger skipped or extra beats pvc's. Should I not exercise at all then? Scary feeling
Evaluation: The vast majority of people with your symptoms have benign extra-systoles (often atrial, sometimes ventricular). You need at least 1 evaluation with ekg, echo, chest x-ray, blood work, and possibly a prolonged monitoring test (24 hours to 30 days). You don't list anti-depressants, but if you use one, that should be considered too. ...Read more
What could be some causes of waking up amd feeling like you can't breathe? I gasp for air and its really scary. I have history of pvcs.
Sleep apnea: Is another common, although frequently not diagnosed, cause of nighttime symptoms such as yours. ...Read more
I'm being taken off diazepan and feeling very off horrible is it normal? Tired, shaky, weak, pvcs. ..
Having frequent pvc's again. Feeling bigeminy and trigeminy pvc's. Is it normal to feel the impact of them? It feels like chest slightly jerks to side
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I've suffered pvc's for years, but I had just had one with pain as the PVC happened, seconds after I had warm flush feeling through out my body. Help?
PVC: Pvc's are not felt as pain. Usualy is a feeling of skipping a beat, bubble in chest or neck but most often no symptoms at all. The pain may be related to inflamation of the linnig of the structures in the chest. The warm feeling may be a reaction to pain but of course other things may be goin on. Get a consultation with your PC. (do you smoke?). ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with PVCs and have had them every day for over 6 months. I am now getting a pressure feeling in my rt rib cage. Are they related?
Only your cardi-: -ologist can tell you. I have had them every day for 40+ years and the pressure you describe is not usually associated with PVC's, only cardiac awareness. I have never taken any meds for it. With the pressure symptoms I would be evaluated. ...Read more
I have leaky valves and pvcs. Now I am feeling gurgling or fluttering in my chest. What could this be?
Palpitations: Sounds like your symptoms could be due to palpitations, from an arrhythmia, possibly more frequent or a run of PVCs. Please seek medical attention immediately to determine the cause for your symptoms, especially given your history. ...Read more
32y/o irregular hb, no pain, 80hr, 130\80 had a EKG during an "attack" yesterday and it showed pvc. Should I be concerned if the feeling is often?
Pvcs: Are not life threatening however if you are having frequent symptoms you can work with your doctor to try medications to try to decrease the frequency of them, ...Read more
I'm 18 and have pvc's, structural normal heart, they typically happen isolated. Sometime's I get a flipflop feeling the worst one lasted ~30 second. Bad?
Palpitations are usually not important in 18yo people with normal hearts except that they cause anxiety that you need to control.
Avoid caffeine, stimulants, decongestants (with the letter d as they have pseudoephedrine) and if you can, avoid stress.
Healthy diet and exercise will help.
Do not worry. ...Read more
I have a tickling feeling in heart area. Its feels like a PVC that wants to come out but it doesn't I want to couch it off but does not go away?
Arrhythmia: This needs to be evaluated. Please see a healthcare provider soon. ...Read more
Palpitation for years. 24hr holter fine. Still get pvc's., skipped beat followed by long pause, feeling no pain, but discomfit after. Is this common?
Symptomatic PVC's?: Should also get an echo if already have not. Thus i'll help tell us I there is any structural heart disease to explain your problem. If the holter was abnormal or inconclusivene, can try an even monitor which your doctor can arrange for you. Can also treat symptomatically with medications (eg beta blocker) or see an ep specialist for definitive treatment. ...Read more
Buzzing or vibrating sensation in left chest, last for 10s at time, heartbeat normal. Different feeling than PVC (150mg Atenolol to control them) Help
Heart monitor: Have you work a heart montior during these? Sounds like you need to. If that's normal then I wouldn't worry too much about it. If you carry your phone in a pocket In that area and have it on vibrate it could be ghost vibrations from that. People experience that. I'm serious. ...Read more
Is feeling a PVC (premature ventricular contraction) any more dangerous than not feeling them?? Mine are benign but they are killing my anxiety
No!: One the great mysteries in my practice is why some patients feel PVCs and why some do not. There is no correlation between severity, frequency, or risk. The main issue regarding PVCS is excluding structural heart disease and ischemic heart disease. Ischemic heart disease (heart vessel blockages) is quite unlikely in your age group. An exercise stress echocardiogram will clarify all those issues ...Read more
What causes the fluttery pause feeling of a pvc? Cardiologist said I could take beta blockers if a nuisance. At what point are they dangerous?
PVC: After the extra beat there is a longer pause until the next beat which is what you feel. In general they aren't dangerous if you are otherwise normal. ...Read more
I am getting a feeling of suction in the chest. Followed by a pause of the heart and then normal rhythm. Echo Normal. Other test's Normal to. PVC?
What could cause a feeling that the heart has stopped briefly then a rush feeling through body. It doesn't feel the same as a pvc. Had normal echo.
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more
1 month ago I had a run of pvcs that really scared me. Dizzy thought I was gonna die. Now I'm scared to do anything. How do I get rid of this feeling?
Every hour get this strong thud in my chest like heart sink / drop feeling, then pause and then normal heart rhythm resumes while sitting, PVC? Nrmal?
Is feeling faint while lying part of Toprol (metoprolol) XL withdrawal? I was taking 12.5 mg daily for over a year for pvcs.
Feeling faint: No it is not an expected effect; as such it needs evaluation as to cause ;eg a rhythm issue vs a vestibular etc etc. ..; ASAP ...Read more
Can a PVC "jolt" you (very short, distinct, grabbing feeling) more during exercise due to increased HR? Surge of blood brushing against chest wall?
Actually the jolt: You feel is from the beat after the PVC. There is a pause after the PVC resulting in a longer time for the heart to fill with blood. The recovery beat is then stronger to eject the increased volume. Makes some people cough and feel a grabbing sensation. Normal physiology. If it bothers you a lot ask your health care professional to evaluate and treat the problem. ...Read more
After stressful events for about 1-2 weeks I've noticed a twitch feeling in my diaphragm (usually in center or slightly to the right). Nerves or PVC?
What you are feeling may be a PVC or for that matter a PAC but could also be several other things. If it is persistent and bothersome you might consider a 24 hour Holter monitor to document your heart rhythm during symptoms to see if a PVC is present.
Diaphragm twitches are basically hiccoughs, and what you describe sounds different than that to me. ...Read more
Feeling tired all the time exausted no life since on 300mg lyrica, (pregabalin) 10mg zolpidem, 5mg valium, 10mg acutane. Daily pvcs. Dangerous should I be worried?
Colloboration: I agree with dr. Ali. If is important that if you are in treatment with more than one physician that they consult with each other. Collaboration is essential for safe & effective treatment. Take care. ...Read more