Let me say I am so Sorry for the loss of your Brother, that a lone will cause anxiety and stress on your body.
Have you ever had paps before this or is this new ? I have them and have for 30 years, sometimes they are hard beats sometimes tiny flutters but either way they are scary and can disrupt your life.
You need to go to a cardio dr and get peace of mind, and since your brother has passed with heart , I would have it checked out. It sounds to me like harmless PVC/ PAC but go have a few test ran , like a stress test and a echo of the heart , just so when they show up again you will know your heart is healthy and try to keep living without the fear.
It's not easy to carry on with life while your heart is jumping all over the place, it scare me every time, I went to Er 2 months ago after 5 hours of many beats, they watched my heart for another 5 hours and said harmless pacs go home , don't worry about them, I was having them every 4 th to 8 th heartbeat,hate when I have them so close and so many ,
Yes acid will up set them, do you burp when they flip or flutter?
Mine come and go whenever they want to , lots times I am not stressed but they show up for no reason, I have never been able to pin point why they came or why they left sudden, it's crazy
Take care of yourself, and keep in touch , Heart
I had them once before after drinking a couple glasses of wine too soon before going to bed but they went away after a bit and didn't come back until this situation.. I don't burp but if they are sudden I cough a little. Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. I am definitely going to get checked out for this, and I am hoping it's not too serious. As long as it stays like this I can wait instead of going to the ER I hope
I am really sorry to hear about your brother and the troubles you are having.
I am not a doctor, but this is what think. You are going to be ok. You were checked out at the ER and appropriately mitigated your risks. You have some health concerns, but you have a doctors appointment scheduled. You are doing the right thing.
Some things you can do to reduce your anxiety. Light exercise, deep breathing, be with small group of friends or relatives, and stay hydrated. If you get chest pain go back to the ER, but otherwise, it sounds like excessive worry is your #1 enemy right now. You could consider gettin some support for your emotional issues if necessary. That might be a heavy load you have there. If you are religious, I find that prayer also helps.