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I am having a pulling sensation in my heart, and I can also feel it in my back at time of PVC's

Anyone else have this symptom associated with the pvc's? It feels like a sharp, pulling sensation at the time of each pvc, and I can also feel it in my back. I have had PVC's for 2 yrs, with bigeminy, and trigeminy, and never felt this before.
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Sorry, to hear of your pain. No, I have never felt that, but I have felt other symptoms that leave me feeling is this a pac or something else? How have you been feeling since your last post? Some days are great for me then BAM it hits, and then I feel awful. I have a question for you, do feel nausea when you have an irregular heartbeat? I have been feeling this with the last few episodes.
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No, I really don't get the nausea so much anymore. I used to though. Anxiety occurs in many different ways, and I am STILL trying to figure it out. I mean, I have went through the nausea, (which may have been also caused by my vertigo(dizziness)) So, I am really not sure if the anxiety caused that or not. I have tension headaches, I get hot on my face and hands, and I am flushed. The PVC's to me feel like the feeling like when you get scared, and your heart jumps, and you can feel it from your stomach to your throat. I don't think I have PAC's. But the only difference is that the pvc's occur in the ventricals (lower chambers of the heart) and the pac's occur in the atrium (upper chambers). Do you have children, or work?
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I am a stay at home mom, to two beautiful little ones. My daughter starts school in the fall, and my son is two. So, yes I definitely work! These irregular beats occurred after the birth of both of them, before then I never noticed my heartbeat. The day I came home from having my second my heart was not its normal self. Two years later, I am still trying to figure out what is wrong. Anxiety has not caused this, but this has caused anxiety.
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See... you sound EXACTLY like me!!! I noticed them after I had my first child somewhat... more so the pressure sitting on top of my chest, but occasional pvc's. But... after I had my second is when it really got pretty bad. I have thousands of them in a day, EVERYDAY! I see a cardiologist, and an electro physiologist. They both suggested a beta-blocker, but I am afraid to take it. I hate taking ANY meds. However... tonight... I think I am going to take the coreg (beta blocker) that they prescribed. I also take half of a quarter of xanax when they get out of hand, and it helps quite a bit. I am kind of testing myself I guess you can say... because if they it is stress related... then let me just inform you, that for the past few months I have been in the process of buying a home, just started a new job, which is really NOT stressful at all, but...could be an issue. I raise my 2 devil... oops!!!!! I mean ANGEL children who are both boys ages 3 and 5, who love to fight everyday, which is most definitely a stressful thing. Now...... To my advantage (even though I am going to miss them dearly) :( their father is getting them for 1 month starting yesterday... and we will be moving in our new home this weekend, so.... I should definitely have some of this load off my back right? I am going to keep a journal....and you should too, kind of like a diary, and kind of write down what kind of day you had, and whether or not you had the pac's, and how bad they were. Then... go back and kind of see if it comes to be stress related. But, we have to also remember... that if we had a really stressful day on lets say... Monday.... then our hearts could also be dealing with it on Tuesday or Wednesday as well. These things are tricky! But...together... our posts could possibly help us to learn a bit more about them. Hey... keep in touch jenn, and try some relaxation methods. And share some... if ya have em. Later
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Hey, we have a lot in common!What first got my attention was an episode of an erratic heartbeat,( not fast though)It was very frightening to say the least. For the last two years I have seen a cardiologist and so far all I have is those pacs.
Unfortunately, I think there is something else going on, but hey I am not the doctor. My doctor says pacs should not cause these symptoms, but they do in me! So then I decided to take charge of my health, and ended up reading about every kind of arrhythmia and then I get the daylights scared out of me. Sound familiar?  I stumbled upon this website and it has been a blessing for me. I understand about moving and home buying, six months ago we bought our dream house ( 105 year old Victorian) so we have been busy. On really bad days regarding these weird beats, I  try to go to sleep and when I wake up they are not as bad. Lately they have been waking me up, so there goes my relaxation tool-HA HA if you want to feel free to email me when your days are too tough to handle. How old are you? I am 28. Talk To you later
Jennifer ***@****
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What do you mean by "pulling?"  Its so hard to describe the weird sensations isnt it?  I get terrible tightness -- like muscle tension -- in my back, neck and chest and even my shoulders when it sbad.  
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When I have a pvc, it feels like a pulling sensation, like if someone was pulling a small piece of muscle in my heart, and it leads to my back. It feels kind of sharp, but very brief. I don't know, I called the doc, but no luck. It has subsided, but I am still having the pvc's like always. I have close to 17,000 a day. Not very comfy i might say. Good luck with yours hun.
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Hi, I posted under arrythmia problems.  Please read my comments there.  
These are in addition to those I already posted there.  I started having PVCs when I was 28.  I'm now 50.  I've seen a cardiologist all these years and nothing helps alot that they have tried me on except the beta blocker Sectral does help.  Start 200 mg, twice a day.  I think Klonopin works a little better than any other sedative for me.  I don't take it every day, but it sure relaxes me when I need it.  When I have a bad attack of PVCs it hurts in the middle of my back. Sooooo, I got me a back wand that reaches that spot!  (It's long & curved) I keep one at work, one in the car and one at home.  I've used them all.  I had a really bad attack a couple weeks ago, wearing a king of hearts monitor !!!  I had my trusting wand to rub the muscle spasms from my back & the PVCs subsided when I quit adding fear/adrenalin to them.  I was able to record them all and send them in to Dr.  Said they were benign PVCs, and not life threatning.  He wasn't worried at all seeing them & he is a specialist in arrythmia problems at the heart institute.  So, if everything has been ruled out, and they have recorded your PVCs, it's probably ok, although extremely scary and frustrating.
One book & tape that is very helpful is by Claire Weeks.  HOPE & HELP FOR YOUR NERVES.  Go on Half.com & Amazon, etc.. to find it.  I listen to the tape when I get really afraid and she explains it so well & calms me down.

By the way, my Grandma had similar problems from age 28 to in her 70's, and lived until 93.  Didn't die from her heart either!!
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Thanks!!! My mom also has had these & my Grandma, it started in their early 20's also. And they're still kickin! lol! It's just so sad that the people that do have to suffer from these things, not only suffer the discomfort, but also suffer thinking that they are going to die. Hang in there every 1!!!!
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