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PVCs/ectopics: anyone else feel like their breath gets sucked away for a sec?

Sometimes right before an ectopic beat/pvc I will get a weird chest pressure where it feels like I've had the wind knocked out of me and briefly feels hard to breathe. It's like my chest is being vacuum packed or like I'm sucking air through a straw.

Then when the thump happens, I feel fine again, anyone else feel this sensation?
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Yes I get that same feeling and it is scary when it happens. Try not to worry about it because it is a normal sensation with etopics.
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I get that feeling and I hate it, it scares me. I get this weird constricting feeling in my throat along with the vacuum feeling during the skip then it leaves when the heart beats. It also makes me cough.  It actually makes me sick to my tummy when I have a lot. I have been having them more than usual the last few days and I am panicking.
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How are you feeling now? And how did you get it diagnosed?
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If I get a bad run of them it feels like it.  Palpitations are so annoying.
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Are you sure they are PVCS?
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