Hello. I am a 37 year old woman and 30 weeks pregnant with my 5th child. I have had PVCs for about 4 or so years now. They started AFTER I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. I think it was the anxiety of having a heart problem that set them off. The PVCs have always been here and there (a couple a day) aside from one occurrence when I had a bad episode of them for about a week. My last ECHO, stress test, and holter monitor was last November and everything came out fine.
I saw my cardiologist last month about these PVCS (they have gotten worse since then) and he was not concerned. He listened to my heart, checked my BP and pulse, said I was okay. Told me to stay away from sodium and fats (???). I have tried everything....magnesium, the cough, the bearing down, the cold water, exercising and nothing helps. The frequency is what scares the mess out of me. It "feels" like they are every beat, but they may not be that frequent. When I lay down to go to sleep at night they get even worse. It feels like my heart is flopping all over th place and then I don't want to go to sleep because I am scared.
I have a break down at least once a week because they are hard to cope with on top of everything else pregnancy brings. I do suffer from anxiety as well, so I am sure this doesn't help. I just cannot bring myself to believe these are benign or "normal". I have 4 children and one on the way and have to push myself everyday to take care of them. These PVCs make me feel so down and crumby!
Has anyone else dealt with these? Especially during pregnancy? Did they go away? I am at my wits end!!