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Hating LIfe with PVCs ;((

04 : 00 a.m , home alone , having one of the worst nights of my life !;( PVCs are killing me ! I'm scared like a baby don't know if I should call the ambulance ! Hating life now is don't know how can I live with this . How can I believe that they won't hurt me .;(
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For years and years now--like a LOT of people here!

After a few years of messing around with worry over these things, including a couple of trips to urgent care, I finally accepted that my EKGs, stress tests, and ultrasound tests *actually* did indicate that my heart was plenty healthy in spite of all the carrying-on it was doing.

I took myself to a good shrink, a real MD with an additional degree in problems between the ears, and one who had a superb background in pharmacology.  He diagnosed me with panic attacks and prescribed a kind of anti-depressant/anti-anxiety med called an SSRI (you can google this).   This is a class of medications where one size does not fit all, and to find the best one for me, I had to try--as I recall--four or maybe five of them.  Two didn't work.  One was so-so.  But the other two were great!

My PVCs have a tendency to come and go, and when they appear to be hanging around too long, I go back on my nice SSRI (Zoloft is my best one), and although the PVCs don't disappear right away, they are 'muted' by Zoloft.  IOW, feel them less, and in time, they actually become less and less frequent.  As you know, the adrenaline from fright or panic can make PVCs much, much worse, and we want to avoid that, right?
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Hi Achillea thank you !  So you also suffer from this ?
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I stopped Propafenone three days ago and now my PVCs are stronger than ever ;(  my new cardiologist says it's better to deal with PVCs without propafenone but I don't think he has any idea what they feel like ! Hes probably is sleeping like a baby enjoying his life .....
I shouldn't have stopped this drug even tho they say it's dangerous it has been working with my PVCs , maybe I can take it for two times a day now 150 mg ?  I was on it for three months three times a day ( 10 : 00 a.m 17 : 00 p.m 24 : 00 a.m )
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257552 tn?1404602554
Correction:

"just like the ones many people feel are not necessarily harmless just because they can't feel them."

Should read:

"just like the ones many people "don't feel" are not necessarily harmless just because they can't feel them."
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257552 tn?1404602554
Are you still on Propafenone? Have you consumed or taken anything prior to this episode like caffeine, cold medications, or anything else?

Many people that get ectopics never feel them, actually most don't, they're not harmful just because you can feel them, just like the ones many people feel are not necessarily harmless just because they can't feel them.

If this represents an increase in ectopic activity without a known cause, it would be appropriate to contact your Cardiologist or be seen at the Emergency Room. If they're not occurring more often, and the issue is an increased awareness of them, tranquilizers (as prescribed by your doctor) may be a helpful thing. Also, consider visiting an Electrophysiologist, this heart rhythm specialist may be able to help you find other solutions, including an Ablation to rid your heart of the offending cells causing the problem.
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5268376 tn?1406179712
Lately I have been getting dizzy and nauseous from my PVC's but my echo last week showed my heart was perfect....Stress will be next week
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I know it's difficult, Lucas, but if you want to live your life fully and well, you simply must learn to put these weird, disquieting sensation in perspective.

Think about it: Can you physically do the stuff you need to do?  Can you walk without vomiting from shock?  Can you go up stairs?  Can you make a little run to catch a bus?

Sure you can.

Your terror comes from your hypersensitivity to strange bodily sensations and your misunderstanding of what they mean.

Get thee to a therapist who deals with anxiety disorders.

I am not joking.  Doing this will give you your life back.

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