Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gumama, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. gumama

    gumama New Member

    Just curious..... anyone with an Normal EKG, but with 24 hour holter monitor come back with Irregular Heart Beat ????

    If so what meds are you taking, and what was the diagnosis... A Fib etc...

  2. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    For years I had a severe irregular heartbeat. It was actually PVC's - premature ventricular contractions. Every other beat I skipped, sometimes two beats.

    I was very sick with severe immune problems at the time - what was going on was not diagnosed. Today I am fine but at the time I had to take Lopressor - then switched to Corgard.

    Both those drugs control irregular heartbeats. Also, don't drink coffee, alcohol or anything that taxes your system.

    Also, don't eat a very large meal fast - or take off running or going up stairs. While you have this condition you need to take care of yourself.

    I have a normal heart but the frequent irregular beats (for years) was not normal and I took medication that really helped.

    If you have a fast heart beat that is tachcardia. You really should see a cardiologist and let him decide if you need medications and if there is a cause for the problem.

    The holter just picked up the symptom - you need to find the cause if possible. There are medications that can cause this - also food allergies.

    I would see a cardio doctor.
  3. pearls

    pearls New Member

    My question would be what kind of irregular heart beat are we talking about? I've worn the Holter monitor and have even had (a little fibro-fog here) that surgery where they run a tv camera up your vein into your heart (I hate fibro-fog! I feel like an idiot!)

    My heart is fine, but I have some irregular beats, too. Sometimes I feel like my heart beats really hard and then I skip a beat. I'm told that's not actually what happens, but that's what it feels like. When I was younger, I had a lot of trouble with Paroxyimal tachicardia, which meant my heart would start racing and just keep racing for quite awhile. It caused a lot of discomfort and pain. I have taken meds for each situation. Still, my heart is, and has been, just fine. It just has quirks from time to time.

    If I were you, I'd ask exactly what your doctor means by "Irregular Heart Beat." Don't accept an answer that it is nothing to worry about. Get the facts. Then you can research it yourself to find out more about it. If it is something that gives you pain or is interfering with your life, there are meds to take for it.

    By the way, I don't take any meds for my heart at this time. I still sometimes get tachycardia for a second or two, or I might ocasionally have the "skipped beat," but it has not been a problem for me for some time.

    Nevertheless, you want to make sure your heart is okay and that the irregular heart beat is not something to worry about. Ask for a referral to a cardiologist. It is important to see a specialist.

    [This Message was Edited on 08/30/2007]
  4. laceymae

    laceymae New Member

    I have Mitral Valve prolapse.

    Wore the heart monitor, had a stress test with the dye , and also ultrasound of the heart.

    My only problem was the irregular heart beat...but it was serious enough to be placed on medication...Toplar.
    I feel a lot better now that I am on it. although I had a hard time getting adjusted to the drousy feeling I experienced when I first started taking it.
    Now I take it at night and I don't have any problems at all.

  5. ouchieme2

    ouchieme2 New Member

    my Husband is 46 had been sick with a sinus infection went to Dr. on Mon. wasn't better went back on Thur. and nurse heard irregular heart beat for first time ever. She did an EKG and sent us to cardio. Dr. who had hime wear a 24 hour harness. Irreguarity still showed on monitor so now have an appt with Cardio Dr. , nurse at our Drs. office said it was his lower part of heart. how can it suddenly happen and is it dangerous? I am sooo worried. any info would help. we don't see dr till 1-15-09. Thanks, wife
    [This Message was Edited on 12/29/2008]
  6. Asatrump

    Asatrump New Member

    I take atenolol, 50 mg at bed and 100 in the morning. They control my blood pressure (along with two other meds) and also control the PVC's. I do consume some caffeine but I have been ok for years.

    For the woman who said they phoned the cardio office for her husband. I am not positive about this, BUT I think that once you call, leave your name and ask for help, they are legally responsible and if they fail to see you and something happens law suits can follow.

    Also of note, PVC's will stop if you do some exercise. I think the normal thing is to immediately sit when your heart feels funny and crazy beats, but go up and down stairs a few times, get moving and the PVC's will stop. I doubt this works for other situations though.
  7. Empower

    Empower New Member

    I have had irregular and fast heartbeats from Effexor XR and too much Excedrin

    What meds are you taking???

    I went for YEARS not knowing what was causing my racing heart until a heart doctor told me it was probably the Effexor, and it was