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Heart palpitations :(


Hi everyone! I’m losing my mind over here due to these pvcs that I’ve been having for a month and a half now! I do suffer from anxiety mainly health anxiety! These heart palpitations started over a month and a half ago like I said and have happened in the past , 3-4yrs ago I wanna say. I went to the cardiologist back then and wore a Holter for 48 hrs I believe and was diagnosed with benign pvcs. Anyway they eventually went away and I would get them every now and again but this time around I can’t seem to shake them or to get my mind off of them! I went back to the cardiologist and he put me on a monitor for 24hrs but the results aren’t back yet! He seems to think they are nothing to worry about! I also had a ekg done at my primary care doctors that was normal! I just can’t help think that there is something wrong and I can’t seem to take my mind off them! Im 38 yrs old and a smoker but other then that I’m in good health! Any advice ?

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Benign PVCs...it sounds to me that your fear of PVCs is generating fear hormones that are causing your PVCs to continue.

Your doctors are not concerned that they could be life threatening, so that's one good thing. But the constant discomfort is unsettling you.

All you have to do is to stop stressing and obsessing about the PVCs and they will pass. To do that all you have to do is accept them for the time being, agree to co-exist with them, stop fighting them. Just let them come, let them have their day. Don't keep hoping they've gone away and testing your pulse, give them the cold shoulder and they will pass.

I've had PVCs, briefly a couple of times a year maybe. I'm lucky, they hold no fear for me, I smile when I feel them coming because I know they will go and are paper tigers that will not harm me.

Because they don't frighten me they lose interest in me and soon disappear. You should try it.

Thanks so much for your response! I appreciate it! I will try what you said! Thanks again! :)

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