Leaning About PVCs So I Can Feel Confident About Myself Again
"QUOTE FROM ANOTHER MEMBER NAMED MIKE" It is after midnight and I have been experienceing skipped beats and pauses (pvcs I guess) since 9:30. They scare the crap out of me when they are severe. When I get them this bad they are accompanied by bloating, burping and gas. When you tell the Doctors this they seem to think it is not inportant but there is some kind of connection. It has been a stressful day and I was at the local coffee shop listening to live music. I drank a cup of hot tea, a very sweet glass of lemonade and ate a couple of pieces of some sort of hard like sticks of coffee cake (?) started having problm after that. Any connection? I swear it makes me think I will die.
What this person described in their first line above is what I experianced a few times for about 2 hours for each incident. These incidents happened right before I got my first pacemaker. My heart rate dropped 40 bpm one day so I went to the emergency room. I had already started to see doctors. I was eventually diagnosed with a weak heart after the 2nd pacemaker was installed later on in this post. Yeap! the damn doctor who put in my first pacemaker did not diagnose me.
I remember the day after I got out of the hospital this happened again after I ate a bowl of oatmeal. After 10 minutes of it I jumped up with the thought of taking an aspirin and to my surprize my heart returned to normal.
I got a ticket and forgot about the pacemaker when I walked through the courtroom scanner. I had serious problems after walking through that scanner and 5 days later had to call an ambulance. They incerted another pacemaker of course.
I went 5 years with a perfectly running heart after my first pacemaker. My second pacemaker/difibulator was installed in Dec. of 2017. My heart was beating good without any PVCs but now in May of 2019 after my second pacemaker my heart is throwing PVCs now and it brings me back to that experience of an irractic heart before my first pacemaker.
One week ago they started to appear everyday. Prior to this they my heart was beating great and I only threw a PVC occasionaly. Now they are everyday. So far once a day for the past week my heart will skip some beats, pause as I get lightheaded. Terrible! Not as bad as before my first pacemaker but my pacemaker tune up lady says they most likely are PVCs. The pause I got yesterday hit hard and I thought the secondary shock feature of my difibulator went off. After doing alot of reading on the web I found out after the pause my heart squeezed so hard to pump the blood out it caused the thump that felt like my defibulator was going off.
When your heart pauses it fills back up with blood and I read when the first beat after the pause comes it can be so damn hard extreme pain is felt and radiates up into your neck. WOW!
I'm still not sure about these PVCs and am under the impression if it happens again today I'm going to be screwed. I've read many posts here and get the same feeling from others that, "death may come soon if the PVCs aren't stopped".
My heart starts to skip beats if I'm in a certain position. Right now when I lay flat on my back my heart starts to skip then I roll over onto my right side and my heart returns to regular rythme. I can feel the sensation of the PVCs coming on and it's called, "Premonitory Symptoms". I was home last night when it happened so I jumped into my bed on my right side after the PVC bang hit and all was well again except for the feeling I was tired and wiped out.
Sure, I want to read about everyones experieces with PVCs so I can feel confident about myself again and be able to control them better.