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More ?'s about pac's pvc's

I would like to say how much I admire your willingness to take time out of your day to answer questions.
I can say how grateful I am to have this outlet.I have gained much insight.My fear is still there but it helps to know I am not alone.
  I have panic disorder& I had a terrible bout of pac's pvc's after a day of dehydration.exhertion.
I am deconditioned but am active and losing steadily.
I am 28 years old,do not drink,no drugs,never ever coffee have not drank soda since 1987,no chocolate.Mother of 5.
have had numerous ekgs,countless blood tests,my numbers are 160& 71 & the doc says I need to get my one number down.My fatty blood tests have been 200- 230 since age18.
I am currently battling a bout of bronchitis, 2 weeks which I think is caused from allergies/gerd.
questions?
can improper sleeping/anxiety cause muscle smasms in the left chest above the breast?I get scared because it feels like my heart when in good sense I know its muscular?
Can bronchitis cause&increase in pvc's when you are not rested&even though I am staying very hydrated I am just not hungry/ am afraid to eat for fear of triggering  skips.
I notice more pvc's when I have eaten a banana-conincidence or something more?What causes muscle spasms in the chest(never no pain just see the skin)?
Is it possible that I have had pvc's for most of my life&not know until I became hypervigilant to my body?
My holter recorded more pac's then pvc's. any signifigance?
why do I get chest pains when I have gas,belching?
one day I ate barley,broccoli,salmon&20 mins I was in pain&loose stools,then ok
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Q: can improper sleeping/anxiety cause muscle smasms in the left chest above the breast?I get scared because it feels
     like my heart when in good sense I know its muscular?
A: Yes, muscle spasms could be increased with anxiety and poor sleep.  
    

Q: Can bronchitis cause&increase in pvc's when you are not rested&even though I am staying very hydrated I am
     just not hungry/ am afraid to eat for fear of triggering skips.
A: Bronchitis in general does not increase PVCs although the stress of the illness may.  Eating should not affect the PVCs.

Q: I notice more pvc's when I have eaten a banana-conincidence or something more?
A: Coincidence.

Q: What causes muscle spasms in
     the chest(never no pain just see the skin)?
A: A variety of different things can cause spasms including electrolyte imbalance, stress or injury to the muscle.

Q:   Is it possible that I have had pvc's for most of my life
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anyone else who copes with this..
does anyone recognize how posture especially while seated has any effects on pvc's?
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I was diagnosed with PAC or PVC (I don't remember which) about 10 years ago.  It has gone away for months at a time, but lately it has been with me daily, mostly after dinner in the evening.

I have noticed that it seems to hit me when I'm slouching slightly in bed a couple of hours after dinner.  I don't think it's really posture-related, though, because a change in posture or position almost never has a lessening effect.  

Have you found that when you stand up it gets better?  Perhaps you, like me, are experience the flutters at a particular time of day, and you coincidentally are sitting down then...?
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Just wanted to offer some words of assurance:  I have a bzillion pvc and occasional psvt.  I remember very well when they started and how frightened I would get with just a few!  The fear then can cause the chest pains and digestive troubles.  I have been through all of these questions (and once thought bananas brought them on but now think maybe they help -- ha ha!).  I only have two children and that is a lot to deal with, so I imagine that the stress of parenting (and catching everything they get plus worse) is what is really going on. Anxiety has a way of taking over and causing a LOT of symptoms so if you can get that under control you can deal with the pvcs better.

As to postural:  I do think slouching or bedtime can bring them on and/or make them more noticable, and once they "kick in" then changing posture can't get rid of them.  For me, slouching at the computer is often a trigger!  But mostly, it is related to the level of adrenaline in my system, generally socially/emotionally stressful times make the pvcs really frequent.  PSVT for me can be triggered by other things (like only one glass of wine!)  but good old pvcs seem to be a stress thing.
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It is so reassuring to have come here tonight to see the responses..
I had been doing so well with ignoring them..meaning not letting them trigger off my panic..but last night I had some really hard beats and it scared me..
and they are often harder at times of quiet/inactive..
and it is so weird that I seem to get an increase of pvc's when I eat a banana..I know it seems weird but..well you know..
I could not believe you felt that way too..
and I notice them more when I am at the computer so I have been very careful for not sitting for prolonged periods of time....I do not think that standing helps but I do know I have them more often while sitting/slouching..
after a heavy meal..and not drinking enough water..and I definatley have some sort of stomach thing that triggers them...
I have read articles on improper positon of the stomach..here is the link..
http://www.energybalancing.com/stomup.html
I think it is a good article and if your not allowed to post links then I apologize...
It helps me to talk to others that experience this..
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I WANTED TO ADD SOMETHING TO MY ABOVE POST. I AM DO FOR MY MENSES, AND THAT ALWAYS SEEMS TO PLAY A PART. I WONDER IF A WOMANS HORMONES GO UP OR DOWN AT THIS TIME? AND IF THAT WOULD CAUSE ARRYTHMIAS MORE.
IS NON SUSTAINED V TACH SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
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