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How do I deal with pvc's and when to panic?

ljd
Hi,  I have had tachycardia and pvc on and off for the last 3 years.  I have had 3 months with no pvc's. They have come back and I saw my cardio who just said to deal with them as best I could. I do take toprol for the tachycardia.  Well today was the worst I ever had.  Many pvc's and I think pac's (felt like double beat) but the thumps were really strong in my chest. Almost painful.  They have been going on all day.  How do I deal with this?  When do I panic and go to the emergency room?  How do I know when something bad is happening?  I am trying to ignore them-took an ativan, but that is starting to wear off and I am feeling them strong again.  How do I know nothing else is going on?  Thanks for your help
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ljd
Thank you, I have been using this forum on and off for years and it always makes me feel better.  I guess today was really just a bad day and I had a hard time dealing with it.  It is a vicious circle we are on. Thanks for your words of comfort.
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Sorry about the grammar and mis-spelling. But you get the gist.
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703870 tn?1273024642
Well by all means you are the best predictor of your body. If you feel that an ER visit is necessary, then by all means go there.

But for words of comfort, what you're going through is usally a normal event in many people. They most always turn up to be a benign situation and become more annoying as time progresses. I will continually fuel the sensations of a uncomfortable heart with undo stress and anxiety, and especially a panic attack. It doesn't matter which occurs first or last, or if the chicken came first before the egg, and vise versa. The fact of the matter is that once we feel something out of the ordinary with our bodies, especially for those that are very 'in tune', those that are 'obsessive compulsive', or those that are just plain aware of things and the 'proper' human bodily functions, we tend to get into a seemingly unbreakable loop of fear which constantly fuels these heart sensations. Trust me, I've just about felt every kind of heart blurb anyone could experience.  I too had bouts of tacycardia just recently, and I've read lots testimonals here on medhelp that has drasticly changed my outlook when expereiencing these days or times of doom.

If you've passed all the heart tests with your cardiologist and pcp, then I would worry about nothing. The more you stop thinking and 'checking in' with your heart and it's ability to perform and function, you will become less aware of its malfunction. Ot is it even a malfuction? Of course not! It is a normal occurance in the human heart, and we become symptomatic when the heart 'resets'.  This resetting is what we feel, and sometimes it can be very severe in nature to not even noticable.  Hope this helps. Zach
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