I just wanted to share a small experience thus far in giving up smoking, I am now 36 male 6'4" with average fitness, and for the past 10 years or so I have had loads of Ectopic beats, these are real chest thumpers, not just a little fluttering of the chest, but a big pause and followed by a big thump, I could have up to 40 a minute of these. I had all the tests which provided these to be all ok, everyone has them, just some people feel them more than others, all spe******ed told me obviously smoking is bad and to stop, but it has nothing to do with the electrical signals around and in the Heart, about 2 years ago I went in to AF (atrial fibrillation), this last for approx 36 hours and I came out of it myself, for those who don't know this is scary as hell, you heart goes into over time but not beating in the right rhythm, Following this 1st AF over the next 6 months had 3 more AF attacks, hospitalised each time and was put on a drug Sotalol to keep the heart in check. This has worked kept me in rhythm with no further AF but still loads of Ectopic all the time!!
That is until yesterday, I have now not been smoking for 4 days that's all, but just noticed that my heart rate is now 50 bmp where as it used to be 75-80 bpm just sitting still, so although I should have given up permanently 2 years, I kept lying to myself that the Doctors said it had nothing the do with Arrhythmias, so kept smoking.:mad::mad:
Hopefully I will be able to see my GP in a few months time and see if I can come of the Sotalol drug, because even after just 4 days i am starting to feel bloody good.