Its great that you're feeling better. But if there is one thing one can say about PVC's is that there is no simple answer to them. I've had 20 miracle cures in my life, only to have them come back again and again. I've also tried everyone else's miracles as well with mixed results. The vagus nerve can stimulate them and it is attached to may , many other parts of your body. If they are irritated, it stimulates the nerve and causes arrhythmia. I've also been without them for years while drinking alcohol and lots of coffee without one noticed PVC. It is a bizarre condition. All I can say is, ride the wave of good health !
Couldn't agree more. I think once you have them, there are triggers like alcohol and caffeine but that's not what caused them in the first place. Without knowing the causes, it's difficult to find a solution. Unfortunately, it's not a one size fits all condition. There have been a few studies done and athletic folks are a bit more susceptible - probably because of adrenalin. Also low thyroid, hormone fluctuations and lacking in certain minerals can be causes. But, for most of us it is a very baffling electrical problem that rears it's ugly head without rhyme or reason.
It's great when people do find something that works for them. Haven't had that kind of luck so far so I'm going to continue to ride the wave of learning to live with them.
There is no single cure for everyone. Some people do find something that eliminates or reduces their PVCs, but it definitely won't work for everyone. Digestive problems seem to affect PVCs in a number of people - but not all people. It's excellent that you're feeling better though.
People try and figure out what causes PVC's. Me too, I've have constant PVC's for 2 years, never a day or hour without them, for 2 years. So Iv'e had alot of time to try to find a connection. I really can't figure one out, To me it seems that anything that stress's an already stressed system adds to the PVC mix. It can be digestive, hormonal, emotional, or any of the million things that can stress our bodies. The more stressed, in any way,(sometimes just being tired or hungry) will get them ripping. Not to say the digestive enzymes wont help, I have taken them, but I've learned not to get my hopes up to high for a simple fix. People also say B vitamins and mg help them, not so much for me. But I take them anyway cause they don't seem to hurt.
I thought I had a good fix for pvcs too. It was a combination of b-vitamins, but not the synthetic ones. It really took away the sensation of them, but didn't do much for the frequency. I was happy with not feeling them though. But after a couple of months the sensation of them came back again, and I was aware of them same as always. I think I've tried just about everything out there, including enzymatic therapy. I even tried berberine sulfate because of it's antibacterial, antifungal, and antiprotozoal activities, because I wondered if there were a connection to digestive upset caused by these things. No such luck.
I hope that what you've found works well for you. Like the previous posters here, there are so many triggers, it's a help just to avoid the ones you can.
Congratulations on finding what helps you.
I thought I had come up with a good combination, it worked for a few weeks, then, they decided to come back. :( I have tried everything natural, some, I would say, are the cadillac of supplements like CoQ10, magnesium, D-Ribose, you name it. Everytime I think I am over the horrid things, they come back, I get so panicked when I get them, my face burns, I get a tummy ache, all the anxiety symptoms.
I have a history of a hiatal hernia, and I do know if I drink a lot of water, eat a lot, or take my vitamins, they will can act up to an hour after wards. I am blessed in the fact that I usually only have one set a day, then I am free, sometimes I can go a few days without them. But, when I do get them, they scare me out of my mind. They have been going on for 5 years, for about 3 years, I had none, now, I am getting them more regularly. It seems after my beloved mothers death in 2005, they have been more prevalent, and as other folks here say, anxiety DOES bring them on, also being near my menstrual cycle can bring them on as does getting a cold.
I wore a holter monitor for 24 hours back in 2003 when they first started, it did not show anything except 2 PAC's, the rest of the tracing was "excellent" according to the doctor. Sure wish I would stop worrying.
Well, enough from me. I hope all of us will stop having them, and when we do get one, we won't be so scared. Will be praying for all.
Hi to my new community! I am 61, been having episodes for the past 35 years. Mitral valve prolapse. Never know when it's going to happen, still don't know triggers. But I do know how to immediately get my heart rate back to normal - my inversion table! Gets my head below my heart, instant results, thank goodness! Only problem is when I am not at home. Hope this helps people.
Interesting. One thing that seems to help me is taking a protein drink, and they go away for a few weeks. I think it is something to do with protein deficiency, and that is why digestive enzymes might help.
I was diagnosed with afib — it seems to happen for me too when I eat & go to sleep. I figured out that it has to do with my stomach & not my heart like the doctor says. I refused all medicine. What has gotten rid of it for me is ReMag magnesium, and ginger — now brand Ginger Root Extract with 5% gingerols. The ginger has been amazing! Also the magnesium. If I get an attack of afib, ginger stops it within about 10 minutes. If you don’t have capsules, I have also used 1/4 tsp of ginger from the spice aisle mixed with a little glass of water. I’m thinking I may have gotten this Afib from taking levaquin. I am going to add in enzymes for insurance. Thanks for the tip!