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16292 tn?1189759421
PAC/hormone connection (girls only)
As most of you know, my problems started after childbirth.  I am almost totally pac free the day I get my period.  I have had three very good days so far.  Only 4-10 palps total per day.  Does that mean that now that my estrogen levels are starting to climb, that the pill could help me?  It seems that when it dips I have the most problems.  I'd love it if a simple birth control pill could cure what ails me.  Any thoughts?
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187666 tn?1331176945
The pac's and pvc's can increase and decrease with hormone levels. That's pretty common. But considering you have so few pac's a day I don't think taking birth control pills are worth it. They may not help and they can cause other problems down the road.
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I only have a few of them during my cycle.  Other than that,  I am pounded pretty good.  Well, in my eyes anyway.  I don't have thousands per day, but sometimes a hundred.  It has gotten to the point where I don't even plan for my future anymore because they have me so scared and have changed my life so much.  But I almost feel like myself this week! It has been a blessing to remember what it feels like to be normal. I think for my peace of mind, I may give it a shot.  I have horrible anxiety and OCD problems so even though it's only a hundred or so pac's, my brain obesses constantly about them.  
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Hey - I have DEFINITELY noticed hormonal differences in PACs.  I get them worst at midcycle and then at PMS.  It is like clockwork.  I took BCPs before and they did seem to help, but I really don't like to take them because of the risk of problems from them like blood clots and certain cancers and also the fact they can make you gain weight!  So, I don't take them at all.  I just try to fortify myself for those times knowing the PACs are coming and try to roll with them until I get through that time.  I was nearly PAC-free at pregnancy and it was one of the most wonderful times in my life!
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Hi im 20 yrs old and 30 weeks pregnant. My PVC,s have increased dramatically since i fell pregnant and i do believe its down to hormones. It has ruined my pregnancy as i live in fear, i still dont believe there is nothing wrong and i cant get my head round these things.
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i definately experience more pvcs/pacs around my period. right before i get it and during, they usually subside once my cycle is finished. all of my arrhthmyias began after the birth of my little girl. first i had svt which i had an ablation for and now innumerable pvc/pacs. i went off of birth control about two months ago and my heart went bananas. i have been taking 25 mg of toprol xl and it seems to help except for around my period. being on birth control did seem to help me. u could always try it for a few months and see if it helps you. i want to get pregnant again but may need an ablation bc my docs think the pvcs will cause cardiomyothapy during pregnancy. i cant wait to have another child and get back on birth control. good luck to you -betsy
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