I have the same problem with not knowing when to go to the ER. I would be going every minute if that were the case. I have PVCS all day and all night. I get about 12 within a minute. That goes on all day and night. I am exhausted! What does AF feel like? I think I have it but the Drs have not said I do.
Af feels pretty much the same as a bunch of pvc's. It's just that when it comes it doesn't let up and your heart also starts beating fast and erratically. I can feel the difference, some people can't. I read somewhere that if your heartbeat goes higher than 120 bpm, then you should seek help.
Hi Kenny. I can't help with your main question because I guess that is a judgement call and only you know how you feel. I know though that many people get pvcs after eating heavy meals or when they have gas or indigestion. I read recently about foods containing tyramine causing palpitations. Tyramine is in overripe fruit and in aged products like mature cheese and salami etc. Also, I find eating small regular meals helps. Heavy meals, spicy foods have triggered my pvcs on occasion.
I have had spells where I have had thousands of pvcs a day, even bigeminy, and my doctor still stays they are harmless. However, they are very alarming and distressing when you are the one suffering. I hope you feel better soon.
Thanks for the comments. They have let-up considerably. I think once I realized they are not going to kill me, the anxiety went away. I also think that eating a big meal triggers these, as they always happen after dinner.
You have pvc's uncontrolled. I just had an ablation today for these and as I lay here typing to you I have not had one PVC's. I was getting them 22% of the time on the Holter mostly at night and I couldn't sleep. They would drive me crazy. When I went in this morning, I was only having an occasional PVC but they induced me with adrenalin and could reproduce them and were able to zap a big one and several small ones. I just want to sleep all the time now. Ablation is the way to go. It works.
What do several PVCs or PACs in a row, feel like? I get them here and there. Usually one, followed by three -five normal beats then another. They are so random. But very much a pain in the butt!