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Ectopics in waves
I was wondering if anyone experiences this... most of the time my heart beats perfectly...VERYT few ectopics....but then I'll have a day that my heart has TONS of PAC's & PVC's...like it's in a "mode" of ectopics, and then it just goes back to normal...****! I know it's not afib, I have a home monitor.... it's PAC's and PVC's. (I used to have afib, I had an ablation at Cleveland Clinic, and I rarely have afib anymore BTW).
TessC, May 11, 2020 12:09am EST
Do you notice them after certain types of meals or big meals? I ask because I have more ectopic beats when I have overeaten or feel bloated. I also get more ectopcis when I am dehydrated. If I was getting these kinds of runs, I would keep a diary of what I was eating, drinking and doing and see if there was some kind of trigger/s. Best to you!
AHAASAKatie, May 11, 2020 9:15am EST
Good morning, I think TessC has great advice on this. I also wonder if you have asked your doctor about this as well? Thanks Katie
sdweller, May 11, 2020 1:57pm EST
Thank you Tess... yes I keep a food diary already actually. I also am supplementing with Mag and Potassium, which helps. I've asked my doctor... I have a great one (Pinsky), at Cleveland Clinic, he did my ablation 16 years ago....and I rarely get afib episode anymore. He has many good practicle suggestions, like for example the supplements, which he believes in big time. But these forums give practicle advice, which can be something doctors aren't always great at, since they don't actually feel these symptoms, experience it fitst hand, right?
But these PVC's and PAC's have ramped up over the last year. Most days, heart is steady as a drum...but every other week or so, I have a day with ectopics BIG TIME...usually last like 10-20 hours, and then just abruptly stop. I know it's not afib...which makes it all the stranger....just wondered if others experience this?
TessC, May 11, 2020 4:27pm EST
Have you been placed on a month-long heart monitor recently? If not, that may be a good option at this time as your doctor can at least see your issue, even if he cannot feel them.
sdweller, May 12, 2020 9:42am EST
Yes, Doctor is on it, thank you!
sdweller, May 19, 2020 8:47am EST
I apprecaite the responses here... but what I was really asking for was if anyone else gets the same pattern of ectopics I am getting? Most days I have none or VERY few...and then on another day, I'll just start haivng them BIG time pretty constant for hours....and then they go away pretty instantly also. (FYI I know it's not afib b/c I have a heart monitor)
TessC, May 19, 2020 1:36pm EST
Sorry, not had ectopics in waves myself. I hope someone who has can share their story with you. If you have not joined a Facebook page for those with heart issues-you may find suppor there as well. Any and all support is vital in my opinion. Good luck in your search for answers.