Recently the frequency of my skipped heart beats has increased. Had them 15 years. Now 32.
For the most part I get about 30 per day on good days. Some days I can feel non. Other days, like today, I have so many that I've lost count. Hundreds.
Nothing has really changed except I quit alcohol, and cigarettes 2 weeks ago. I thought quitting these things would help improve PACs/PVCs but nope. It appears to have made them worse. I've also noticed whenever I eat I will now get lots of skips.
They are scary because they feel like flip flops with a pause. Like flopping fish. Best way I can describe it.
I don't get dizzy, or feel any pain. I try hard to ignore them but sometimes it's impossible. They case panic and I end up getting angry and pissed off with everyone around me.
I just dont get it. The only thing that stops them is exercise.
Today for example around 5pm I had some skips. They felt uncomfortable so I decided to exercise. They completely went away during exercise. I was free of them, and I enjoyed that freedom so I ended up jumping rope for an hour.
At 7pm I noticed a few skips. I was just about to eat food. As I was eating (beef stew) I had 6-7 per minute. I got scared of eating the beef incase I had a skip while swallowing and chocked, so I didn't eat it.
These lasted until around 10pm. They were pretty intense and I had a heart rate of around 110bpm. I wasn't sure if this was anxiety, a result of jumping rope for an hour, or a heart problem. But, then they stopped eventually. And all night I've had around 10 per hour.
I also notice stomach grumbles before or after a bout of skips.
I just don't get what is going on. I'm fit and healthy. My resting heartrate is 60bpm which I assume to be good. I worry a lot because I hate the flip flop feelings. They always come with a 1 second pause and a thud. I wouldn't wish these on my worst enemy. I fear the pause will just stop my heart and it won't regain normal rhythm.
So now what? I just deal with these? After 15 years they seem to be getting worse. I refuse to take meds, and I wouldn't even entertain ablation if it was on offer (it isn't on offer, I've been told I don't qualify even if I wanted one).
I just want to be normal :(
Has anyone actually dealt with these? I feel alone, like I'm the only one in the world. I know people say they get them too, but I'm convinced mine are worse and more serious. I've had tests. Been to ER multiple times.
I'm at the point where I'm starting to get suicidal because I feel like I am not in control over my own body.