I am 52. I have had debilitating PVC's since last August. Sleep in recliner to relieve pain and reduce palpitations. Recovering from arsenic poisoning and whooping cough. Palpitations started after antibiotics for whooping cough. Tired, weak, anemia, weight loss (over 25 lbs.), chest pain over heart that initiates and increases when PVC's last for long time or now with movement - especially towards evening. It's slowly getting worse, but managing better by limiting physical activity and through diet. Sugar or inflammatory foods will give me pvc's for many hours. Anti-inflammatory diet helped a lot, now trying candida diet - carditis or candida affecting the heart?
I've had many blood tests, checked thyroid, had EKG... I get plenty of Vit. D, calcium, potassium, magnesium. I don't smoke, drink alcohol or caffeine, I control stress. Dad died of congestive heart failure in his late 80's.
If you are having a lot of PVCs and/or arrhythmia, it would be reasonable to have an echocardiogram to assess the heart structure and function, as there are some abnormalities that could explain those features. Also, wearing a Holter monitor to look at the frequency of PVCs and look for the presence of sustained arrhythmias may help delineate the cause of your symptoms and help guide therapy.
There are medications that suppress PVCs, but they have a fairly significant risk profile, so they are not usually prescribed unless the PVCs are causing major issues. Sometimes a medication called a Beta Blocker can suppress PVCs and make people feel better, though it can cause more fatigue in some patients.
Have you talked to a cardio that does heart electrical? And ECT? Anyway - get a good check out of those PVCs. They are not "normally" dangerous but if your having them a lot and its really bothering you? I had mine "zapped" and am very happy to not lay awake all night having my heart hic up. I had many thousands a day (Ask them about wearing a holter heart monitor)
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