I started getting awful runs of PVCs 20 days ago (exactly 4 weeks after giving birth to my 3rd child. I had an echo (normal) and wore a 24 hr tape which did pick them up but the cardiologist said they were totally benign. She said they don’t worry until you have 7% ectopics and my level was 1% (or maybe less than 1%- I can’t remember).
I have a history of palpitations and fast heart rate for 10 years. I have felt several dropped beats in the past, and had a few at a time before but never anything like this. It feels utterly dreadful- today they lasted for 5 hours.
I’m struggling to understand how this has started so suddenly. Has anybody ever gotten to the bottom of what has caused them? I am breastfeeding and really hoping there is a hormonal element to this . I know sleep deprivation can make worse but that’s obviously not the whole picture.
I know it’s only been 20 days and some of you have suffered for years. But I feel quite depressed at the thought that this is my life now. I feel I can’t enjoy my new baby and I don’t see how I would return to work with these episodes (teacher). 😥😔
Many thanks for reading