Long time viewer of this site, have never posted. Brief history - I am 33y/o female, generally healthy, Registered Nurse in Ontario. 12 years ago, I gave birth to my daughter and I ended up developing preeclampsia in my 37th week, was induced, and was given BP meds (beta blockers). A couple weeks after delivery, I started noticing the PVCs, they were not very frequent - I was already being followed by a cardiologist and nephrologist, so I had all the tests done, ECG, blood work, Echo, etc (all normal). PVCs always remained but rarely came more than a couple times per day. Flash forward to two years ago, I started getting PVCs CONSTANTLY, probably 10/minute, coming in runs of 4-6, makes me feel horrible. This goes on for a period of 2-3 months at a time, and then will disappear for a few months, only to return. The quality of the PVCs are so different, and just horribly uncomfortable where I feel like I will die.
I have now been with an Electrophys. for the past two years, had even more tests, just had cardiac MRI in August (everything completely normal). The weird thing is triggers, I find I will throw myself into the crazy PVCs for months, after I start getting back into a workout regime where I am doing sit-ups, or heavy weights, or if I start drinking carbonated drinks - I also have GERD. These connections are always dismissed - I have also gone to the ER several times. I am an RN so I understand physiology, but this is nuts. Electrophys. says I have idiopathic PVCs and PACS suggested I go on BB, however I already have extremely low BP, and then offered an anti-arrhythmic (a bit nervous about this), and an ablation if I feel like I can't live with the symptoms. He doesn't seem concerned at all.
What is driving me nuts now is the constant skips, and the runs of 5-6 which happen pretty often - can anyone relate??
Sorry - just would love to hear other peoples' insights on my story.
Thanks so much for reading.