The hardest part is retaining the brain.
I noticed the effect of anxiety on my heart rate.. If I am anxious during the day and I measure my pulse in the evening, it's 80+, but if I have a relaxed day, It's around 65..
And You're right, anxiety is one of the most important triggers of PVCs
I have been doing alot of research about the affect of the subconscious mind and Anxiety/PVCS. I think once youy program your brain to be scared of these things you get stuck, in a sort of PANIC mode, and until you fully relax the pvcs stick around. When I say relax, I mean sort of forget about them a bit and give your body time to die down from the adrenaline fatigue. When people like us think about them non stop it causes alot of adrenaline and that in itself can cause them.
I know exactly what you mean. I have had the exact problem with exercising. I was scared I would overwork my heart and that it would be harder to combat the pvcs. I know exactly what you mean about exercise. Also, when they happen I tend to lay around and think about them all day which makes it 10X worst. Ive noticed a day or so after i get reassurance I have NO pvcs become im at ease, but once I start worrying again they come back. Its all got to have something to do with out subconscious anxiety as well.
I have been having a similar problem. I had a bunch of stuff going on, had a root canal, then another tooth had a broken root and abscessed, had to have it pulled, was taking clindamycin, an antibiotic that makes me sick, then got through that and got an UTI and had to take cipro which can affect your heart. So I was stressing big time from all that was going on and the PVCs came in droves. They have kept me awake at night on occasion, in the morning when I wake up I am every other beat is a PVC....it has really freaked me out.But I KNOW that my brain is causing a large percentage of my problem and I'm trying my best to calm down and ignore the evil ********, but it's hard. Once you get something in your head it's hard to get it out. They woke me up a couple of nights and now I'm scared to sleep, even though I know better. Last night, time to go to bed, had been fine all evening...the dang things started up again. I hate it!!!!
The big problem is that I am developing a kind of exercise phobia and I get anxious when I start to exercise. For example, if I climb steps my heart rate goes very fast, 160+, but not because of the exercise itself.. It happens because I once had a panic attack climbing steps, and now it's stronger than me, my mind keeps telling me that I will have another one if I climb steps.
thanks for your words. Yes I think I should just think that I won't die from these things, because that's the first thing that I think when I have a run of many PVCs.
In the meantime they disappeared once again, and who knows when they will get back!