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Every time i eat now

I have been suffering with ectopics for a few years now on & off, but more recently they have got alot worse. I had an ECG which showed a few but my doctor isnt worried at all as im suffering anxiety??

I have noticed that as soon as i eat it starts them off again & at times they can be every other beat for a good few hours. He tried propanalol but they side effects made me feel so awful i came off them.
Im 27, average weight My medical history includes anxiety & depression- i tale prozac 20mg. I suffer with an off balance feeling regularly following labyrynthis. Last cholestrol reading was normal also no family history.

Should i be worried at how bad they are? My heart rate is around 80bpm & my BP is 120/60. They are so forceful & i get them now after everything i have eaten. Sometimes they last an hour sometimes hours. Im scared my heart will stop as i feel its working so hard or i will go into a dangerous rhythm.

I look forward to hearing from you
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1137980 tn?1281285446
Hi Happy Valentines Day and i read your post.  Your vitals look absolutely excellent so i wouldn't worry there.  This could definately be anxiety driven it sounds like to me.  The chances of your heart stopping with those readings are beyond slim almost impossible.  I know that when your heart pounds that we all get worried but at 80 BPM you are safe believe me.  Some of us on this site have had episodes where our hearts have gone up as high as the 300's a couple of times so as you can see you aren't even close.  You didn't say that you had irregular heart beats so it sounds to me like you are just very concerned.  I would relax.........try process of elimination with your food intake...if you eat a specific type of food and you feel the pounding sensation eliminate it from your diet.  The only thing that i can think of off of the top of my head is possibly something that you may be drinking during your meal.  Anything w. caffeine can def. do this.  Coffee, iced tea, colored sodas. energy drinks, chocolate, gatorade products, etc.  There have been some ongoing studies in regards to msg and increased heart rates but the prob. here is you really don't have an increased heart rate because your vital signs are amazingly good......at 80 BPM trust me your heart is not working hard unless your normal resting rate is in the 40-60 range and that is usually reserved for pro athletes which you may be i don;t know.....good luck
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1182699 tn?1297574784
Sorry- I see now where you say you take prozac.I also suffer from vertigo which makes me feel very funky.
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1182699 tn?1297574784
I know that when I eat something with a lot of preservatives, msg, or fried, I feel like that after I eat.  I suffer from a great deal of anxiety, but my dr. has told me that the heart and stomach are all connected.  I can say that as miserable as it feels, if your heart is beating hard and fast, it is not going to stop.  Do you take any anxiety meds?  I worry about an irregular rythym as well, but my dr. has told me that the heart can withstand 160 bpm for several hours.  Do you take anything for your stomach?  I take prevacid and my heart knows when I miss a dose.  It's really funny how everything really is connected.  Also, maybe your dr. will consider another beta-blocker.  I hope this gives you some comfort.  Keep us posted.  Best to you!
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