I was infected with Covid in January of 21 and January of 22. Three weeks after my infection I started having pvcs. Has anyone else experienced them? Is there relief? Do they go away? Two years for me now.
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Have you seen a cardiologist yet? They can give you a med to stop them.
I have seen two different cardiologists. I am on diltiazem. Was on metoprolol but it didn’t help and made me very tired.
I am on a low dose of propranolol for PVCs. My cardiologist recommended some additional things that I am trying now:
Drink 3L of water a day
Wear compression socks
Stand flat against a wall for 5+ min each day
I’ve had long Covid since Aug 2021. The PVCs just started being noticeable in the last few months and I started propranolol in Dec 2022. I think it is helping somewhat.
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This is something different from the usual heart palpitations that you hear of but from what I have read that the PVCs depending on how their onset began whether it be like anxiety or what may be on how long it lasts it can be lifelong.. I'm not a doctor and I'm not trying to play a doctor I did the normal thing that anybody else does I googled it just being honest but I wanted to try to help you look it up it has a lot of information
Hi thanks for sharing, I'm seen my second cardiologist, I'm wearing my second patch, ?are you still able to work out with your PVCs, honestly I'm scared and have been since I started getting them
An EKG is only a snapshot in time. Stress tests and Echocardiograms also show just a brief period. Ask for a "21-day Event/Holter Monitor" from your cardiologist. This will document you heart rhythm day and night for 3 weeks. They can see what changes happen with activity. It took 4 different doctors, 10 appointments and 1 1/2 years to finally have 'proof' of what I have been describing-a racing heart rate that is disproportionate to my activity. From this, I got on Metoprolol and have had better rate control. A cardiac MRI may be indicated depending on the event monitor results.
PVC's, in and of themself, are quite common. The problem comes when they come together (couplets), three together (triplets), runs of four or more together (salvos), come every other or every third beat (bigeminy/trigeminy) or the stimulus comes from different spots in the ventricle (multi-focal). Also at issue is when you become symptomatic with them-short of breath, light headed, have chest pain/pressure, blood pressure drops, pass out. In general, being well hydrated & limiting caffeine helps the frequency of episodes.
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I was. found to have PVC's ten years ago every fifth heartbeat at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I was taking Miralax every day and was getting diarrhea. I read the information on the container of Miralax and heart arreathmas was listed as a rare side effect. I quit taking the Miralax in June and the PVC'S were gone by December. Look at what you are taking in addition to food. I read where a man was sensitive to tyramine that is in foods such as chocolate etc., when he quit eating tyramine foods his AFib went away. Check out supplements etc. you are taking.
Best wishes in dealing with them.
I was having rapid heart rate as part of long Covid, and borderline asthma breathing issues, and migraines. My neurologist prescribed 10mg propranolol before bedtime for migraine and rapid heartbeat. My pulmonologist prescribed 1-2 puffs of low-dose Spiriva Respimat to open my airways in the morning before I walk my dog. I had been using Levalbuteral rescue inhaler with a spacer in the wake of my Covid infection, but I didn’t like that it speeds up heart rate. The Spiriva is gentler and keeps bronchial tubes open. My Spiriva Respimat prescription is considered off-label, and the pulmonologist said her long Covid patients were responding well to it. Because Propranolol is a beta blocker and constricts bronchial passages and can otherwise make me fatigue easily. I do PT with dry needling for my muscle knots that I devolved around my rib cage in my back and shoulders and neck from all of the violent coughing during the weeks of Covid infection. I got genetic testing with a psychiatrist to determine which medications for anxiety would be most likely to be effective for me. I have sensitivities to some medications as well as sensitivities to many inactive ingredients that extend shelf-life. So, I also am looking for alternative options to support my healing process like I’m going to take tai chi classes at my YMCA and gentle water exercises in the pool this spring. I’m also a mom of young adults, a wife, and a daughter of aging parents, so my time is often not my own. That’s where the bridge to healing is important. And the right medications can ease the transition to wellness.
I have had PVC’s since I had Lyme Disease in the late 1990’s. My cardiologist (at the time) advised high doses of Magnesium Malate. It has helped tremendously.
Have you seen an electrophysiologist? They specialize in rhythm issues and may have more insight than a general cardiologist.
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