Hi, I am really here just looking for some comfort. I started to get skipped beats occationally (every few days) about 2 or 3 months ago. I also noticed an increase in feeling adrenaline in my system, particularly while driving. I gradually felt more and more skipped beats. Then one day, when I was leaning over, I felt a big one and it freaked me out. The past couple of weeks now, I have had them everyday. I don't feel them all day long, but I have become hyperaware of my heartbeat and any skipped beats I do have. I seem to have a brief run of like 2 or 3 of them just at random throughout the day. Perhaps less in the evening though.
I went to the ER last week and had an EKG. They said it looked great. The only symptoms I had were the adrenaline, PVCs (as the ER doc called them) and I have had lots of stress over the past few years, particularly in this past year. I did notice that they started about the time when my stress was really peaking. No pain with them.
I feel like they have increased to the everyday point since I started getting so scared of them. So for a few days after the ER visit, I was extremely stressed. Couldn't sleep for the adrenaline rushes at night and didn't want to eat much. I have calmed down some and eating is not a problem anymore. Some nights I can rest and some I can't. When this happens at night, my heart rate increases some, but only the 90s at most. My typical resting heart rate is about 75. I'm going to the Cardio Doc in a couple weeks and doing a 48 hour heart monitor this weekend.
Please, just reassure me that I'll be ok. I have lots of anxiety and this is just hard for me to deal with. Just as I start to feel better and calm down, I have another skipped beat or two. Then it starts all over again. I'm only 29 and the only risk factor for heart disease I have is some extra weight, but not a ton and I have lost 30lbs over the past year or so. Intentionally, not in response to stress.
Please just give me some confidence. I don't want to be miserable for two weeks until I see the Cardio Doc.