After visiting the doctor a few months ago, I found out I was pre-diabetic with no symptoms. So, I started losing weight (about 45 pounds so far). For the first month, I struggled with crazy blood sugar instability. After that leveled out, I started having PVC's/PAC's. I've had them before. I'm 50 and have gone through similar bouts where something seems to trigger it. EKG's in the ER pick them up, and the doctors always say the same thing: Go home and calm down ;) Got it. So I don't obsess about them. Well, you know, I do obsess when they're frequent like they have been.
However, a few weeks ago, a really disturbing rhythm started appearing that I haven't felt in years. I think I've experienced this maybe three times in my life, prior, and of course I've never gotten it recorded. But, since I've had a few in the last month, I'm taking notice. It's not like a PVC -- the classic blurb, followed by a pause, followed by a thump (I think that's the medical term, lol) ... sometimes couplets or triplets if I'm anxious.
Instead -- and this is the only way I can describe it -- it's like a single BIG PVC followed by chaos. It lasts about five seconds and is followed by a really slow, HARD rhythm. It doesn't feel like a bump. It feels like a bump, followed by lots of quivering bumps and pauses. If you can imagine what the old airplane engines sound like when you had to manually crank the prop ... that's what it feels like. A crazy, sputtering mess. PVC's make me anxious. This just flat out scares the you know what out of me because it feels like ... well, you know. I can tell my blood pressure spikes because I can literally see my pulse in my eyes. I'm sure that's a produce of the intense amount of adrenaline that is dumping, but I'm not sure. Anyway, that goes away quickly and turns into normal anxiety tach ... which is then, of course, always followed by a bunch of PVC's. Those end up going on for a couple of hours while the mechanism slows down. I get PVC's -- at least with me.
If anyone can decipher this and share some experiences, that would be awesome! I'm scheduled to get into a cardiologist on 8/7 (and they squeezed me in for that). Until then. I'm Googling ;)