Bigeminy is a pvc every other beat. Tri is every third beat is a pvc. The only way to know the number of them is to wear a holter for 24 hours and it records them, and then they will tell you when they send the results.
What are bigeminy and trigeminy and how do you know how many PVC's (or PAC's?) you have an hour? These symptoms sound familiar to mine but I have been diagnosed with SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) and am having an ablation next month. I just hope and pray it helps with the palpitations, (and high heart rate with excercise (170-185bpm) which they say it may not. BTW, excercise ALWAYS makes all my symptoms worse too....sooo frustrating and scary! Good luck with everything. I'll let you know how the ablation goes.
Thanks guys, it really helps to know others are going through this too. It just seems SOOOOO abnormal, and therefore, it is sooooo infuriating when the docs say "so what." There should be some additional education you can give a patient who is in emotional distress over this, especially those that are trying to do something to heal themselves. Without the heart, obviously, you die - it's seems only natural for a person to try to fix an issue rather than take the "so what" attitude. I've read and read too, and have heard (as I mentioned) that artificial sweeteners, caffeine, wine, etc., etc., are to blame, but I stopped all of those (and the ones I mention above), and no improvement.
I want to exercise just to be in better health, do more with my family. I'm not obese, but I do lead a sedentary lifestyle and am heavy (5'7', 175 pounts, female). Going on a bike or treadmill raises my pulse to 120 with virtually no effort, it seems like I'm not really exercising! ... which is why I really pushed it to the 150 mark. I'll go more gradually I suppose ...
I DID have about a ten day period last Aug where I felt absolutely no arrhythmias ... for the life of me, I am in a desperate search to figure out what was different those few days!! Thanks all, lets all agree to post back if we find something that works!!! THANKS!!
I just posted on jkfrench post about this very things. I have them pre, during, post. Right now I am having a LOT ( every 3rd beat for about 5 min. straight then a break, then more).
I have had the bigeminy for hours at times. Its scary but I did not go in. I was in the ER before with 30 pvcs a min and they said "so what?" My EP said lets do an ablation asap. I said what if I say no? He said "well you wont die, but you will have to live with the way you feel" I dont know, I read and read and read and I HATE this but I am not ready to ablate. So I suffer and hope God will heal all my health issues soon. Hang in there.
I just asked that question too. Noone answered it. I'm getting several after exercise. Nothing like you and I really really feel for you. That has got to be tough and kudos to you for going out there and exercising anyway. I would call your doctor and ask him about how low a pulse can go. If you are on a beta blocker then it can get that low during sleep and I'm it can feel low during bigemy. Sorry I don't have an aswer, but I can certainly relate to the hormone change, increased skips and feeling them after working out.
Last night, I woke up at 1am and my heart did a really quick fluttering. Like 5 or 6 beats really fast, then normal, then 2 beats really fast then normal. They have been documented as supra ventricular something but I usuall don't get more then one at a time. It happened again an hour later. I hope that isn't bad.