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Frequent Pvc,Pac, couplets and Svt(Pat) nervous

Kjd7777
Kjd7777

Hi,

I’ve been experiencing palps since my mid 20’s. Causes me such anxiety. I had 2 eps study’s, cardiac mri, bloodwork ekg, echos, calcium channel score scan - all normal despite finding the palps mentioned above. No ablation took place and I wish it did to stop these events. I’ve been having an uptick in them lately and the dr said just try to relax. The couplets and svt scare meeee. They are fine. And if I can’t start taking propanolol 10mg 2-3 x a day. I have thyroid disease but hypo abs they said it can cause it possibly. I am at a loss. Idk y they happen And why so frequent but it’s causing me anxiety attacks and I can’t live like this. Anyone else familiar or live w this?

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Yes i get them and have anxiety its a vicious circle x

Kjd7777
Kjd7777 in reply to Lauriem4

So sorry to hear you suffer too. It is a vicious cycle! Are you on meds? I haven’t tried meds yet but they said I can try 10mg propanolol. Hard to believe they are “harmless” when they feel not normal eps when they happen a lot.

Lauriem4
Lauriem4 in reply to Kjd7777

Yes i take sertraline and propranolol. You could try the propranolol see how it goes . Mine sometimes a soft flutter but sometime feel harder which i hate .what do yours feel like?

Kjd7777
Kjd7777 in reply to Lauriem4

I have soft thumps, hard thumps , a light flutter and string flutter that last longer (hate those) I also have svt(Pat) those are the scariest of all. I’ll feel a thump then my heart starts racing up to 150 then suddenly drops back down to normal. Thankfully it’s under a minute but it’s an awful feeling. I was even woken up by a flutter the other night from a dream I’m like are you kidding me. I’ll cough , bear down drink cold water. I try it all. Here and there I can handle the thumps but I don’t like when they come back to back for hours. Anxiety sets In. I now don’t like driving alone bc I seem to get svt a lot while driving. And dr’s say try and relax. Easier said then done.

Lauriem4
Lauriem4 in reply to Kjd7777

Yes i agree its hard to relax always worrying what kinda day youll have with them. My ecg picked up mostly pacs . Wow that svt must feel horrible then going that fast. I didn't start feeling all of mine until i had a panic attack three years ago now i feel every one x

heart22
heart22 in reply to Lauriem4

I feel everyone's pain! I have had ectopics since my late teens, and now have some SVTs mainly at night. Having lost my job and had a recent car accident , my anxiety attacks are getting worse, and had two in the last 3 days. I had a horrible twinge just below the centre of my rib cage and it then started to go quite fast and strong, I had a sensation on either side of my neck and felt light-headed and slight sweating around the top of the back of my legs. I was almost on the verge of calling an ambulance and then tried to control my breathing and it gradually went back to normal. It was the twinge below my rib cage and the feeling in my neck that worried me the most. I too, live alone, and it's hard to know whether to wait and hope it's just a panic attack, or do you call the doctor. Has anyone else had sensations below the center of the rib cage? Most of the time I get the feelings in the upper chest area. I think doctors don't seem to address the mental distress these symptoms cause, they just say you've been checked out, nothings wrong, stop worrying. If it was that easy, we wouldn't need a website like this.

Lauriem4
Lauriem4 in reply to heart22

Yes ive had those sensations below ribcage before . Yes its not easy to stop thinking about them . Sorry to hear youre suffering from panic attacks,Ive not had a panic attack for a while luckily but i do still suffer with general anxiety.

heart22
heart22 in reply to Lauriem4

Thank you for your reply.

🙂

Kjd7777
Kjd7777 in reply to heart22

So sorry you are going through this. I feel a sensation in my chest or throat before a SVT attack and it is scary. I’ll say please no don’t answer all of a sudden. Heart starts racing. Do not let doctors Dismiss you. Palps abs mental health is real. Ask for testing if you haven’t woke a holter monitor yet so it can be caught abs diagnosesd. Breathing helps. They say to splash cold water on your face or sip cold water slowly. Anxiety produces a lot of symptoms so I never know which is which. It’s a vicious cycle.

heart22
heart22 in reply to Kjd7777

Thanks for your reply.

🙂

Sounds as if we have exactly the same thing. I have runs of PACs and also been diagnosed with atrial tachycardia a type of SVT... I’ve been told not to worry about it but no explanation as to why at 39 i have these. The runs of superventricular ectopics are the scary ones. If it was runs of PVCs they are dangerous but apparently you can’t tell the difference which ones you are getting... I had a loop monitor fitted a year ago which has helped diagnosed these issues .. I feel in heard and an annoyance to the doctors but it’s so scary I feel I’m going to die . I live it a constant state of fear .

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