I am a 48 yr old female and suffer with PVCs daily. I also get PVC bigeminy. I feel every single one of my PVCs, whether big or small. I take Metoprolol 25mg in the morning and 50 mg in the evening plus a magnesium pill everyday.
The medications have helped a lot. I also had an attempted ablation which was not able to be completed due to lack of PVC’s at the time.
I do find that my gastrointestinal issues really affect my PVCs. I have been studying mine for months now and can honestly say that when my sliding hiatal hernia is acting up or when I have a lot of rumbling in my stomach, my PVCs really come on strong, one after another for a good 2 hours or more. It was very unsettling at first to say the least. – but after wearing a heart monitor for 2 months and talking with several doctors, nurses, heart monitoring agents, I have come to realize that they are not going to kill me.
I have even listened to them with a stethoscope and can hear lots of gas and rumbling in my stomach and around my chest. Sometimes even belching relieves them.
One great doctor whom gave me lots of reassurance was Dr Gupta himself. I do feel that gastrointestinal issues can bring on PVCs and depending on what is going on , it can bring a lot of them on. Now I try to just relax or move around to get rid of them, but they don’t scare me anymore.