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I'm seriously fed up of these stupid eptopic beats. I'm 32 and had these for many years (as far back as 17). Over the years they are getting harder to deal with.
They happen randomly and are usually started by positional changes. If I lie on my left side they start and they won't stop for a good hour. If I drink diet cola, or eat spicy food, that's a trigger. If I'm stressed ... another trigger.
I recently quit smoking and alcohol. For a good week I had hardly any. Today at about 7pm I had many. All started when I lay on my left side and then instantly sat upright after the first PVC.
These are definitely PVC's. They feel like this:
Early beat ... pause ... harder beat
My hear then beats all strange really quickly for a second before returning to normal. Then I have to sit and wait for next one not knowing when it's going to come or how it's going to feel.
They always feel uncomfortable. I have no idea how some people can have them yet not be aware.
When my heartrate is around 64bpm they seem more significant. Probably because of the slower heart rate and the longer pause. They are much quicker and less noticeable when my heart rate is faster.
I'm just getting fed up of them now because they control my life. They feel awful. They make me feel like I am going to die. If they happen outside the house I have sever panic attacks. This is resulted in not wanting to leave the house in fear of having an attack of the ectopics.
I'm feeling irritable, agitated and annoyed. Makes me not want to bother looking after my health and might aswell go back to drinking and smoking as not doing those things doesn't change anything for me. Beer just meant I could ignore them easier.
I won't go back to doing those. I'm still withdrawing from cigarettes so it's possibly having something to do with the increase in ectopics. I've been exercising regular too. I jump rope 2000 times every other day and done a 6 mile walk today without any problems. The ectopics came long after the walk.
They have ruined my life. I am disability benefits because I can't work due to anxiety which is related to these stupid ectopics. Why me? Why did the man in the sky bless me with this crap. Over 12 years I've dealt with this and I just want a break from it all now.
Depression set in. Death feels like a viable option. I can't be dealing with this crap all my life anymore. I'd rather have no life.
Could really do with some words of wisdom here.
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