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I am writing because about a month ago I started noticing my heart skipping beats more often. My heart had done this many times in the past but not like it has been doing this month. It happens more often and the feeling is very strong. It is happening everyday many times a day. I noticed that it does not matter what I am doing and my heart does not have to be racing at the time it happens. Actually it has happened many times this month when I was just sitting down.
My Dr just took me off of Hyzaar and has put me on 5 mgs of Bystolic per day to control skipped beats and my HBP. Well, the skips are much better but my pressure is still up and my pulse is really low for me -- like in the mid 50's!!! I feel like garbage. I have only been on it for a week. My Dr wants me to stick it out a little longer. So her I am needing take one today for my BP but my pulse is sooooo low. ANyone else on Bystolic? Will this get better?
I had skipped beats for one full year three yrs ago and now they have come back & have had for 6 months now. Sometimes I don't have that many sometimes I have lots. They sometimes seem like they shake my body. I also have ringing in the ear that pulsates with my heart beat so I hear everything my heart does. So this can be very stressful. I have had heart monitor, ekg everythings ok. I know how everyone feels. It's like it can drive you crazy.
If I were to take another dose at night it would lower my pulse too much, and I've also read that taking it at night can cause insomnia as well. I find on 25mg my heart rate sits around 60--75 for most of the day which is perfect for me since my heart rate is affected by my IST during the day time, and usually comes back down to a normal rate on its own at night time.
I also wore a heart monitor for 2 weeks and was told that my skipped beats that I sometimes have are PACS. I was okay for a while but started having chest pain and more skipped beats. I went back to the Cardiologist and he did an echo and ct scan in Jan. 2009, both he said were also clear. At this time I was also having shortness of breath. The doctor could not find any reason for the chest pain or shortness of breath.
You're right that I'm lucky it's not a life threatening condition or that it doesn't even put me at a higher risk for heart disease, and I am definitely grateful for that. However, I feel that, because it's not dangerous in those respects, my doctors kind of shrug me off. This makes sense because I know that soccer isn't life, but I am receiving a large scholarship and I feel like I have so much more to prove before my "career" ends.
Had a few episodes through out the year. Lately I have been having skipped heart beats. (as proved by listening with stethoscope) For some reason laying down on couch or bed with legs crossed seems to bring them on more so. I try not to cross legs. I have read to try taking Omega 3 or Fish Oil pills can help. Also, consumption of bananas for potassium can help. Good luck.
I pulled over and felt my pulse, and my heart was beating very erratically. It sped up to a very high rate and also skipped beats. I was in a cold sweat, felt like I was losing control / having a heart attack. I got out of my car and went up to a random house and asked them to call 911. While sitting in this strangers house, I calmed down a little, though I still felt very strange and my chest still felt very strange. I went to the hospital and had an EKG which turned out normal.
I have had irregular heartbeat and strong pulse feeling intermittent for a long time and it became all the time, mostly feel skipped beats and pressure in middle of chest in addition to what felt like adrenaline surges at the least little stress; have had all tests to check out (your husband should have these tests) and doc feels I am ok but recently prescribed a betablocker bystolic (new) and I've only taken for a week but no more irregular heart beat, no adrenaline surge, some antianxiety ef
I recently stopped the flecainide and have had no significant a-fib that I can discern, although some skipped beats. I do continue to take bystolic and azor for high blood pressure. However, since discontinuing the flecanide, I have had what I would describe as a pounding heartbeat (not rapid), dizziness, and consistent blood pressure readings of 140s/50s.
1 year success with taking fish oil and magnesium for my pvc's. I haven't had such a good year for years (15 years exactly since my heart first skipped)! I still have the skips, but it's much better, and I haven't had one of my episodes, where the heart rate goes up, the heart skips on a continuous basis, and I generally feel lousy and anxious. Most of you know how this feels. I still have to watch what I eat a bit, white bread is a no no for me (MSGs?), and absolutely no caffein or alcohol.
Back in November I was hospitalized for severe heart palpitations, it felt like my heart was going to explode out of my chest. The ER staff did an EKG among other tests and discovered a pronounced sinus arrhythmia. I am a 22 year old female, non-smoker who until recently was pretty active. Since the diagnosis and the prescription of Bystolic from my primary care physician I've attempted to get back to my previous level of exercise.
I am a 27 year old male who is perfectly healthy, aside from the fact that I take a beta blocker, Bystolic, for high blood pressure. Two years ago, I was evaluated by a cardiologist. I had ECGs, Echocardiogram, Holter, Stress test, Stress echo and everything came back normal. I am scheduled to see a cardiologist in a week and a half. I have been monitoring my blood pressure and it tends to hover in the 130-135 / 80 range. I am quite worried about the increase in PVCs.
He said most people don't notice their heart beats, but those of us with heart issues often have an awarness of their beats. He said it was as if we had a direct line from the brain to the heart that makes us sensitive to what our heart is doing. It may be that your awarness has nothing to do with beta blockers. It is just that you have learned to tune in to what is happening with your heart.
I have had skipped beats for about 10 years. I had a defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead and I was shocked 12 times inappropriately the end of February of this year. The skipped beats got bad after that happened. I have tried medications to control these but cannot tolerate them. I am on the beta blocker, Bystolic and that does not help. Any comments or insights into this procedure.
I also take Metropolol, 12.5 mgs as needed, for skipped beats and a rapid heart beat (around 120-130 at times, unknown cause) So today, im grocery shopping, beautiful day, relaxed as can be and I start getting the BIG<PAINFUL skips. They started coming at about every 3rd or 4th beat -- I could feel every single one with a big, hard thud each time. I ended up driving myself to the hospital and waiting to see if the Metropolol I popped worked.
Palpitations, extra beats, irregular heartbeat, pounding heart, racing heart, skipped beats, rapid pulse, heart fluttering Chest pain, chest tightness Lightheadedness, dizziness, almost passing out Fatigue, weakness Anxiety/panic attacks Shortness of breath Headaches In may of this year I was diagnosed with mild MVP with mild regurgitation. According to my cardiologist I was born with it. I als have MVPS.
NT was dc'd over a week ago and I started the levoxyl 25mcg but only took half and when I found out what that did to me I didn't want to take anymore. I am 55 yo. My TSH has been in vicinity of 3.26-3.67 for last 4 years. Had parathyroid surgery in July and first part of December in went to 5.61. Have been having anxiety and panic attacks with tachycardia and skipped beats for about 1 year now. I am really sensitive to meds now but never before that.
I feel like if I have any skipped beats that means I need to stay on the meds, but that's crazy because I have skipped beats while on the meds too :-) As you can see I don't know what to do. The funny thing is I posted on here a few months ago about how I could not WAIT to come off of these things because I felt like they were making me very lethargic, etc. Well, once I went down to 12.5 mg I felt SO much better, and like I said, that has been over the past two months.
I am 34 years old and was in excellent physical condition. I go to the gym and lift weights 4x/week and was doing intense cardio (via hockey) 2 -3 times per week for years. In 2009 I went into Atrial flutter for the first time ever. Went to ER and ended up getting a cardiversion to restore regular rythm. I was absolutely fine until May of 2011, when I again went into Atrial flutter. By doctor's recommendation I went ahead and had an ablation.
After a visit to a cardiologist (including stress tests, Holter monitor, blood work, etc -- all normal) I was prescribed beta-blockers and a few other anti-arrhythmia type drugs. I'm currently taking Bystolic (have been taking it for 2 months) - still no help. My primary symptom is a sudden kick or lurch in my stomach when the skipped beat occurs. This can go on all day, many hundreds of times. These episodes are dramatically impacting my work, sleep, and exercise and leisure time.
At its least, 2 beats, skipped beat, 2 beats..etc, goes on for hours until i'm asleep. At its worst, beating crazy skipping, hard beats and cant get to sleep...Sometimes it quivers(those scare me) but i'm pretty use to it, its been going on for over 20 years and im sure i'd be dead if they were dangerous. I've found that its worst depending on the time of the month.
There are plenty of people that feel as you do. Anything to do with the heart generally makes people nervous. I'm one of the lucky ones because I've had wacky heart beats all my life so it's "normal" to me. I do believe stress/anxiety can trigger more arrhythmias. When I'm very tired, overheated, stressed about something, my heart will act up more than usual. But on the days when I'm happy and relaxed, so is my heart.
I have had skipped beats for years. Like everyone else, my heart is jumping into my throat. The comment here has to do with coq10. I take a multi-vitamin with coq10. I am away and only have the vitamin w/o coq10. So, I'm taking 100mg supplement. The palps have been bad for the last 10 days. They start about 1 hour after I take the coq10. One day a scientific experiment does not make, but today I decided not to take the coq10. Today, no palps!!!???
I am now on Rythmol which is helping the tachycardia's (fast beat pattern) but am still having skipped beats etc . (they say no big deal on those) I am scheduled for ablation March 16th. I am going for it! I cant wait until I can forget about having a heart! Its really good news to get a diagnosis, so you FINALLY know that you are not crazy. I cried tears of joy when I got diagnosed in the ER. I knew that it was MORE than anxiety. Hang in there and this forum has helped me BIG TIME!
I worry, but not as much as some of the others may about the effects of irregular heart beats. I go to school full time for RN, work part time on the cardiac floor of a hospital as a Monitor Tech, and I have four children. I do have a hard time sleeping due to the constant awareness of the irregular beats but I try to focus on relaxation techniques before bed.
I really did think ALL this time that my health was failing!! I'd have skipped heart beats, rapid heart beats and the doctors would scouff it off and say I must be stressed... I was so, I became MORE stressed thinking something was really wrong with me. What was wrong?? I AM ALLERGIC TO THE BP MEDS!!!!!!!!!!! All along!! for SO long!! I have been OFF all BP meds for about a month now - I have NO anxiety, no skipped or rapid heart rate!! It's UNREAL!!!!!
I support the answer above 100%. And yes, you can see from an EKG where the PVCs origin. If they origin from the RV, they will be conducted with a so-called left bundle branch block, because the LV is activated after RV; terminal QRS forces towards left. A PVC that origin from LV will be conducted with a right bundle branch block, terminal QRS forces right, and will create a rSR pattern in V1.
Thats 200 mg a day!! Then Ive been taking, by prescription, Potassium (which for a while I thought was the "cure". NOPE.) I take the potass 15 ml (liquid) 2x a day. He then wrote a prescrp for 500 mg Magnesium, and I was told to take 500 mg calcium. So..hes really trying to help me, I know this. I dont take all that stuff tho. It seems like way too much for me!!! I tried the Mag a few times...never the calcium...and never the full 200 mg Metoprolol a day, I cut the PM one in half.
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