What do you do when your having PVC's?
In the past, whenever I had arrthymia (despite various arrthymia medications), my heart would go immediately to 180 or above and stay there. This obviously resulted in a trip to the ER.
Since I got my pacemaker/ICD and was put on Tikosyn I haven't had that bad of an episode. However, I do sometimes have episodes where my heart rate is between 110 - 120bpm. It's not just a few extra beats, the heart rate stays elevated at a pretty consistent rate. It doesn't feel too bad, but I may get light headed and a bit out of breath if I try standing and walking.
This past weekend I woke up at 2:00 am with this. It lasted for an hour. The it started again at 6:00 for another hour. I thought it would be silly to call the doctor (I assumed it would stop in a relatively short time period). Neither the doctor nor the pacemaker clinic seem to get too excited about these episodes. What do you guys do when this happens? Do you always call the doctor?
I heard that walking around can sometimes get the heart back in rhythm. My blood pressure drops when I try this. Any other ideas?