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I have these. It is where the heart gives a random extra beat every now and again. It feels like butterflies or an odd thumping in your chest. They are pretty much harmless.
I was diagnosed with these after having a week long heart monitor fitted as I was suffering from sinus tachycardia. The Consultant told me they were absolutely nothing to worry about.
In all honesty, they have never bothered me much but lately, over the past few weeks or so, they have significantly increased in frequency and strength to the point where if I am sitting still or lying down, I feel them a lot (I can usually ignore them)
Does anyone else have this? Are you aware of how often you have them and do they happen at certain times? I don't really want to bother the GP with it and waste a valuable appt only to be told it is perfectly normal and to just continue to ignore them.
Riding them out is what I thought which is fine by me. I don't think I can take beta blockers. Either something to do with my asthma or the block I have in a sinus node. Can't remember why. should have listened more carefully
I have these- I am 51 and have experienced them since I was 13. I can go a while without having any to experiencing them several times in in a hour when I am unwell.
All normal for me and I am fine- had ECG and monitor fitted in the past. When I have a few in a short spell I now take a deep breath and hold for a minute before exhaling slowly but gustily and that usually fixes it
My DD7 has these. She had a 24 hour monitor on but of course she didn't have any then! They seemed to go away but have come back fairly frequently. Again, no pattern to them. Glad to read they are seen as not serious. They do give her a shock, poor kid.
Update - had routine appt at docs and she wasn't happy that they have increased in frequency. The change in strength is not an issue. She has put me down for an ecg and full bloods and is referring me back to the cardiac team.
I guess i shall wait to see what they say but i hope they bugger off as they are getting really annoying.
I have these , have had a 24 HR ecg and lots of normal ones. Never had anything weird come up, however a relative has just been fitted with a defib thingy for problems so am a bit over anxious just now over the whole thing. They are pretty horrible.
I'm just back from the hospital after having these over the last week. GP took bloods last week and sent me for an ECG which of course was normal as they stopped during the procedure .
They have been really bothersome today and I was trying to sleep but they were just constant. I have been referred back to my GP for a longer trace so that they can look at what's happening. Sod's law that the ECG picked up nothing tonight again. Feel like a fraud!
Thanks Today. Mine were very frequent too-hard to catch a breath between them so I know exactly what that feeling is like! Glad they are better for you.
After hardly anything yesterday and again today, I'm even more convinced that they are hormonal. The start of them last week was the day before my period started-this ended on Sunday and they have lessened considerably over the last couple of days. I'm 44 and the last few months have been a bit odd where my cycle has been concerned, so I think I'm pre-menopausal. This wasn't even acknowledged by my GP the other day and I suppose I'm on the young side.
I was due to go back to the GP on the advice of the doctors at a&e this week, but as I already have a visit booked on 17th November, I think I will keep to that as I see no point if I haven't got any symptoms any more.
I've also started noting them down to see if there is a pattern as I think that would be more convincing with the GP.
I have about 800 or so of these a day (even though I'm on beta blockers). I don't feel the majority of them. I wouldn't worry, but I,d keep a note of any triggers and go back to your dr to see if you can identify a pattern and get a referral to a cardiologist if you have any other symptoms (dizziness etc)
I'm 51 and get a lot of these. They first started when I was pregnant with ds2 (18). I can go weeks with only an odd one and at my worst had a week of constant runs of them (3 years ago now). Mine are usually worse if I am unwell or following an illness. I have had numerous investigations over the years and nothing sinister found.