I am male 40 years. Other than (mild) hypertension - I take Triamterene a quarterof 25mg , I consider my self in good physical condition. I work out 5 times a week. I don't drink alcohol, I don't do drugs(never), I don't drink soda, I don't drink coffee. I don't smoke(never).
I first had my PVCs in Dec 2009. Only once in 2009. then in 2010 I had 2 days of PVCs, in 2011 I had 4 days. in 2012 I had 12 days. staring in 2013 Feb, I have been having it every single day. During my 3 years ordeal I went to ER 3 times, echo twice, stress test twice, holter monitor 4 times. all clear. nothing.
my card gave me propanolol 10mg - take it as needed, it doesn't help. I take magnesium supplement, I take potassium supplement, I eat banana, I eat spinach, drink juice, V8, beta blocker nothing nada zip...... BIG NOTHING still PVCs everyday. (bigeminy , trigeminy, etc) for total of 4-10 hrs
I never have pvcs in the morning . most of the time it starts right after lunch or right after dinner
anybody has the same experience? this drive me nuts. I am very angry at myself.
Don't be angry at yourself These are tricky things to deal with. I would say if you are working out intensely try and ease up a bit and see if that helps somewhat. Sometimes if I overdo my exercising I can aggravate my pvcs and pacs. So maybe just try not pushing as hard or alternate between going hard and going slow. I do hope you can get a handle on them.
Considering it happens with meals there may be a stomach related issue. Try cutting out carbohydrates as well as maybe take an antacid before the meal. Maybe even get your stomach looked at. As well maybe eat a bit of a smaller meal and see if that helps.
I know this is an older thread, but if you are getting notices of updates and comments to your question, here goes one:
I have had irregular heart beats (PVC's, PAC's) for years. I am now 58 years old with mild hypertension and still have PVC's, etc. Since 7th grade I've had SVT. It was not diagnosed until many years later, as a young adult. Had it corrected in 1997 with a catheter ablation. It worked! Great. But the extra heart beats did not stop. Anxiety, stress, lack of sleep (real sleep) all aggravate them. But I had found the WORST instigator of the extra heart beats is this: a full stomach, yes a large meal! They invariably come on right after eating a large meal. So try eating smaller meals more often. If that is the case for you.
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