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PVC run or Vtach PLEASE HELP :(

I'm 23 years old and have been diagnosed with pvcs which I know are harmless, but I've been reading a lot and people are saying pvcs that are constant or in a "run" 3 or more are considered vtach now I've had a stress test done ekg ultrasound and everything came back fine. I'm scheduled for a holter in about two weeks and it's a week monitoR that's the last test. I'm deathly afraid of this arrhythmia:( I'm just a kid and I know it can be worse but  I thought I was doing better. Lemme explain I smoked weed and ciggates for about 6 years and am quite overweight I'm 6'2 350lbs I quit cold turkey everything weed cigs and my horrendous eating habits about 2 months ago when I was smoking heavily I would sometimes get pvcs and sometimes I would get them all day for 1 to 3 days and then I wouldn't get them for months or weeks. I wasn't very concerned at the time because I was told they are benign and they don't cause any harm so I went on my merry way. Well one night I thought I was having a heart attack and long story short it wasn't a heart related but in fact stomach i.e. Indigestion so I went to the GI doctor and tested positive for h pylori Idk if I still have it for I just took the antibiotics for it and am waiting to get tested again. I also have a hital hernia and some reflux. Now I know the hital hernia can irritate the vagus nerve which can cause pvcs but I rarely get them while resting nor during weight lifting or any type of cardio it seems like I only get them during sexual activity. Now I don't understand why all of a sudden I get multiple pvcs in a row now. They don't last longer than 30 secs and my pulse isn't over 100 when I get them nor does it skyrocket like people with vtach get for ex something like 175 or 200 heart rate. Now I was able to measure my pulse with a reader I have during this pvc/vtach incident and it was around 35 idk what that means but it confuses me considering I know vtach is usually a fast heart rate tachycardia meaning anything over 100 bpm. Now I did get this sensation of "vtach" before, 3 weeks after quitting my old habits and it would only be at night when I hopped into bed but it went away and I was fine after that. Does vtach just happen suddenly or is it induced by something? Do I even have vtach? My heart rate never has gone over 90 when having  pvc run episode. So I'm uber confused and scared I have high anxiety from all the health problems that have arose it seems like they came out of nowhere cause I never seemed to have problems when I was smoking. Also what does vtach feel like? Is it a super fast heart beat with irregular heart beats? And should I be worried. I feel like I am forgetting something but hopefully I'll remember! Thank you so much I am a very obsessive person and and very worried about this which I know cause make my pvcs worse I'll tell you they have never been this bad in my whole experience with them.
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