Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Pvcs upon standing

Hello, I have recently been having new sensations of pvcs. I seem to get them upon standing from laying or sitting down. Didn't use to. Also new is that I am getting this during times of intimacy with my wife, even if not over exerting myself. I have of late been under a lot of stress because of lack of sleep and my health in general, but have been of late getting adequate sleep. I just went to the cardiologist who did an ekg which showed normal under anxiety and a pulse of 102. He listened to my heart said it sounded good. All labs CBC metabolic thyroid and lipid done in march were good. My last stress test was summer of 2011 and told I was fine, but these are new occasion and I worry. Today they are bad upon standing after a 22 minute walk on treadmill. Hours later. Any ideas or experiences with something similar?
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1807132 tn?1318743597
Yes, many people have these random extra beats triggered in any number of ways.  It really isn't significant in an otherwise healthy heart.  It is very possible the lack of sleep may be partly the cause or maybe poor diet from being too busy.  Exertion can bring them on for me and sex involves exertion so it isn't uncommon there either.  I would try to not worry too much.  Work on your stress, drink lots of water, watch anything that upsets your stomach and do a proper warm up and cool down before exercise and see if it helps.  I know they can be distracting and annoying but try to do your best to ignore them if you can.  Take care.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thank you for your reply to my post. I am trying to go vegan and excersize more get good sleep and try to limit stress which is the hardest for me. My blood pressure may be a problem when I get stressed. Your right, we can only do the best we can and hopefully things will get better. God bless
Helpful - 0
19805295 tn?1484803779
Hey Sonny372! Of course this isn't a diagnosis, but your description sounds A LOT like it could be postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Online, it says it is rare but it is actually rarely diagnosed. There's a facebook group called POTS and there are thousands of people in it. You might want to look into the group, learn about the "poor man's tilt" to test if your heart rate is going up 30 or more beats upon standing, and learn more details. People can have exercise intolerance, have temperature regulation issues, and other details. Sometimes people get a flare and will become fatigued from taking a hot shower because of the nerve stimulation involved. Not many doctors know about POTS, so you need to find a doc that knows what is up if you think you have POTS. People can get POTS from a virus, bad reaction to meds, EDS, pregnancy, chiaria malformation, an accident, and many other sources. If you have POTS it can be scary until you know what it really is. Some people are diagnosed by neurologist (since it is actually a neuro problem) or cardiologists. But be warned, many doctors, even cardios, just brush it off or say it is in people's heads, so you have to hunt for a doctor in the know.  The average POTS patient takes years to get diagnosed and they almost always look perfectly healthy from the outside.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Heart Rhythm Community

Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318743597
Chicago, IL
1423357 tn?1511085442
Central, MA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Are there grounds to recommend coffee consumption? Recent studies perk interest.
Salt in food can hurt your heart.
Get answers to your top questions about this common — but scary — symptom
How to know when chest pain may be a sign of something else
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.