I’m 24 andalso suffer from PVCs and palpitations. I didn’t know I had PVCs until this year. I just was calling them palpitations but they were really extra forceful beats. I stressed to my cardiologist how scared I was and they informed me that it’s good that I’m feeling them. That means that my heart is healthy. All of the echos, stress test, holter monitors were normal! I don’t get them as often anymore. I guess because of the new meds but on days I’m really stressed out or nervous they really bother me. They also happen sometimes when I wake up in the morning. I was up with a really fast heart rate and then it will feel like my heart is skipping a beat. They said it’s not, it’s just PVCs but it feels super scary to me! Hopefully you will feel better soon! We are too young for this!
I'm in my 50's and have had these all of my life. You have done the right thing seeing the doctor and having the tests. It's not easy but you do get used to the PVC's.
Everyone is correct that death from PVC's is rare and almost never occurs without some other condition along with it.
A visit to a cardiologist for the following:
1. Stress test
2. Holter monitor
4. Lab work (electrolytes and CBC)
Will rule out pretty much all of these.
It is normal for humans to experience PVC's during the 'Cool down' or 'recovery' phase of exercise. Fortunately only a fraction of people actually feel these PVC's.
I have yet to meet many human beings that do not have at least 1 PVC after exercise.
It is abnormal to see an increase in PVC at PEAK exercise, while working out, however to not see any in recovery would be just as strange.
I have been down a similar path as you and have lived in the fear that you are currently living in. Since the age of 19 I have had multiple episodes of Afib and since my early 20s I have had episodes of PVCs, PACs, and runs (10 beats or more) of all kinds of things. Mine have come in different periods of my life and have had different intensity. I have gone months with getting them every day and it feels like all day. Then they stop. I am now 27 and have finally found some type of acceptance regarding my arrhythmia issues. At first I spent every waking moment consumed by this fact that my heart would beat out of rhythm and that I could, “technically”, die from one badly timed PVC. However, I never did and still haven’t. I would spend hours of my day looking at websites to see what others had experienced and to see if I could find some magic cure that would get rid of my condition. But, unfortunately for me, there was no magic supplement or cure for my arrhythmia; however, once I finally accepted the issue as a part of who I am and learned methods to deal with the stress and the symptoms, I regained my life again. I spent the better part of 5 years worrying almost every day about this in some aspect. Truthfully, it is still uncomfortable and worrisome for me at times, but I know that I was able to get through it before and I will get through it again. So, first and foremost… live your life and do your best to accept what is going on and trust your docs. Once they have tested for everything and confirm that these palpations are benign, move on as best you can. I have found that my palpations are worst when I am stressed about getting palpations. I know that sounds crazy, but your mind is such a powerful organ. I learned, through talking with a psychologist (which I would highly recommend for health anxiety) that the mind gets addicted to the adrenalin and stress from worrying. Then your mind constantly desires to be in a state of anxiety, however, the effects of that on other parts of the body (ie. heart) are not great. I am not saying that if you stop stressing, your arrhythmia will go away…. But it will be less of a hindrance on your life. You deserve to live a normal life, so let yourself do that. Its uncomfortable, but totally achievable. Do your due diligence getting checked out, try a beta-blocker and/or supplements (magnesium maybe), but then get your mind and anxiety straight.
Hey so I’m 17 and have had these for a year first felt it laying in bed and than running on a track and I’ve had every test I’m crying rn bc of these things I have a normal structure heart and everything else but all my dreams in football are gone bc these things are scary the most I’ve ever had was 700 in one day and than I can go to two weeks with only one. I’ve had fast heart rate episodes but never had a monitor on when I’ve had this happen but the all 7 of the doctors I’ve seen said even if it was some run of pvcs they wouldn’t do anything. I was a star football had to quit and haven’t exercised in a year and was in the best shape of my life and the best tome ever. I got one pvc today and it was 2 weeks since the last one and made me think of the runs I used to get I even have night terrors from these . Can I just try to train my body not to feel them and I’ll stop feeling them just like everyone else who has them they just don’t feel there’s.