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Skipped beats with cold/flu and medicine.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they had any concerns while having a cold or flu with their skipped beats (PVC's or PAC's).

Did they get worse or stay the same?

And if medicine was taken, did that have any impact on them?

Thanks.
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My palpitations generally do get worse with illness, especially if I have fever.  And I never take over the counter cold medicine because the pseudoephedrine in it can make your palps and/or tachycardia worse, so I just suffer through.  I do use nasal saline solution when my nose is extremely stuffed up.
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I avoid cold meds too because of the effect they have on my heart. It may also be the alcohol content in some. Personally, I can't drink alcohol because in a few hours my heart goes wonky. Oh well.
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I haven't taken a cold or flu medicine since 1995.  I refuse to.  Whatever I have, I can suffer through it.  I make my immune system to the entire job, with rest and fluids in my arsenal.  I like hot honey/lemon water when I feel nasty.  It really works, corny as it sounds.  It's better than a ton of palps.

That said, illness all by itself increases my susceptibility to having extra beats.  I just had a cold here recently, and at the worst of it I had a few extra PACs here and there.
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I agree with you - the hot honey water works!  :)  I like to drink Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea when I'm sick, too.  Have you ever tried a neti pot?  My husband swears by it but I can't stand the sensation of hot water running through my sinuses.  I am trying to get used to it and it really works well when your nose is stuffy.
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