Take it easy, you have a long time to go. I have anxiety too, I blame it not on any emotional problems but rather on the fact that my Adrenal glands produce too much Adrenaline for whatever reason. Just to give you some perspective, I have 38,000 PAC's/PVC's per day (also per Holter monitor) and I still live.
I'm a 47 yr old healthy and not overweight. My pvcs came out of nowhere too starting 2mths ago. 10% of all my beats in a day are pvcs. I thought for sure I was going any minute too but I'm still here. I wonder as well how long can I live with this? Does anyone know what the long term prognosis is
Your PVC's/PAC's (unless you know exactly what they are) amount to no more than 10,000/day. As I said above, mine are much higher and I am still living - 80 years old. To round it off, you can look forward to another 30 years :)
Thankyou for replying. Mine are pvcs. I have alot of chest pain at times which metropolol is supposed to suppress but doesn't seem to be working. I wonder how much left sided chest pain is normal with these
Hey Cyberboy! First, you might want to check the dates on the things you're reading. Most recent studies all agree that benign ectopics don't shorten your life at all. PVCs and PACs don't lead to VTACH or VFIB in a structurally normal heart. Like I told Achillea, I've had them and SVT nearly 40 years. Still here.
I got my first PVC when I was 5 or 6. Very rare but I'd feel this weird sensation and I had no idea what it was, never bothered me. It wasn't until I got into my late teens when I realized what they were, and I could look back on that one time when I was 5 and got that weird sensation...Oh, that's what that is!
Went through a major flare in 2009 when I was getting about 6500 per day, I was 42. Major workups for months. Couldn't find anything wrong. I stayed off meds. I stopped exercising because of my anxiety of something bad happening. They gradually settled. I still get flares once in a while. Just turned 49 yesterday. I started slowly working out again in 2015. Started out with just walking. I run about 6 miles and row about 18 miles (stationary on an Erg) per week. I was running more but hurt my knee so now I cross train with rowing. I love rowing. Haven't died yet that I'm aware of. :-)