This has been an ongoing thing with me. I'm still here, and I'm still having them. My thing is I don't know when I need to go to emergency, or to just "chill out" and bite the bullet.
I have been having pvc storms or whatever. I usually get them in the evening which doesn't help. It seems I get them when I eat certain things ( which I will stop eating ). I get them while doing dishes. I get them when my 93 year old Mom starts asking me " do you feel ok?". In other words there seem to be a lot of triggers.
Last night I got one of these storms. I had just seen the cardiologist yesterday! Everything was fine. He did schedule me for a holter, but not for two weeks as he will be out of town. I asked him if I needed to worry when this happened, he said no. Because my heart is fine. But last night I realized I was not only having PVC's but PAC's as well. I have had Paroxysmal Afib since 2009. I take flecanide and metropolol for it. So far they have kept me in sinus rhythm. But last night, I could feel that my afib was coming back. It was not the usual lub lub pause. It was lub lub pop pop pop. I didn't know if I should go to emergency, or just sit it out. I did just sit it out, because I couldn't really leave a 93 year old alone by herself. They eventually seemed to die down, and I fell asleep. Is this the right thing to do, when this happens? I can't get through to my cardiologist.
I have the same problem with not knowing when to go to the ER. I would be going every minute if that were the case. I have PVCS all day and all night. I get about 12 within a minute. That goes on all day and night. I am exhausted! What does AF feel like? I think I have it but the Drs have not said I do.
Af feels pretty much the same as a bunch of pvc's. It's just that when it comes it doesn't let up and your heart also starts beating fast and erratically. I can feel the difference, some people can't. I read somewhere that if your heartbeat goes higher than 120 bpm, then you should seek help.
Hi Kenny. I can't help with your main question because I guess that is a judgement call and only you know how you feel. I know though that many people get pvcs after eating heavy meals or when they have gas or indigestion. I read recently about foods containing tyramine causing palpitations. Tyramine is in overripe fruit and in aged products like mature cheese and salami etc. Also, I find eating small regular meals helps. Heavy meals, spicy foods have triggered my pvcs on occasion.
I have had spells where I have had thousands of pvcs a day, even bigeminy, and my doctor still stays they are harmless. However, they are very alarming and distressing when you are the one suffering. I hope you feel better soon.
Thanks for the comments. They have let-up considerably. I think once I realized they are not going to kill me, the anxiety went away. I also think that eating a big meal triggers these, as they always happen after dinner.
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