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Tue, Sep 15 12:49pm · What causes an episode of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Sometimes I think in my case there is a link between acid reflux and PVC's.

Tue, Sep 15 9:33am · What causes an episode of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@robbie1956 maybe you've already asked…but what does your doctor say re the cause?

Mon, Sep 14 9:33pm · What causes an episode of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I am 65. I've had PVC's for many years on a sporadic basis. In 2016, something was different. Holter monitor picked up PVC's, atrial tachycardia and the more worrisome ventricular tachyardia. Metoprolol 12.5mg twiceaday has the situation nicely controlled. The tachycardias are heart electricity problems. I know PVCs and all the other arrythmias can be made worse when under stress. I only drink decaffeinated beverages now. I also try to walk most days. I believe that helps me but the betablocker (metoprolol) has been a godsend.

Thu, Sep 10 7:28pm · Anyone else dealing with shingles? in Autoimmune Diseases

I do not think for one minute that you are making up symptoms. My husband had the shingrex vaccine and had zero side effects. You reacted badly. Everybody is different. I am sorry that you had this experience.

Thu, Sep 10 6:07pm · Anyone else dealing with shingles? in Autoimmune Diseases

My doctor told me that some people react to the Shingrex vaccine but your experience was not what she described. My dentist had the vaccine and he experience flu-like symptoms and just felt "under the weather" for a few days.

Thu, Sep 10 11:10am · Anyone else dealing with shingles? in Autoimmune Diseases

Wonder why two are needed? Just confirmed with pharmacy here: flu vaccines not available 'til October.

Wed, Sep 9 7:22pm · Anyone else dealing with shingles? in Autoimmune Diseases

@ellens Lucky you. Would if I could but not available in Canada until October.

Wed, Sep 9 6:38pm · Anyone else dealing with shingles? in Autoimmune Diseases

The first shingles vaccine (which I had about 10 years ago) is only 65% effective. The new one (believe that is Shingrex) is about 90 % effective. Keep meaning to get it. Right now because of Covid-19 getting my flu shot as soon as it is available next month is my #1 priority.