Hi Angel Linton,
I am a cardiologist and both ous shall analyse your problem together to solve it. So, thanks for wriing in.
You are saying irregular beats and then asserted that beta blocker
hellped you and you are referring to these as PVCs. That means Holter or EKG picked these up. Three times in five minutes is not a very high frequency. You can calculate yourself hat our hert beats for 72 x 60 x 24 that is approxmately 100 thousand times a day. Therefore if less than one percent beats are abnormal it is no big deal. Of course there are few caveats these should not together, should not be associated with giddiness and your heart function ought to normal. It seems so in your case and our doctor must have satisfied himself/herself befor starting beta blockers. Now we are left with two problems a. Why are these painful? And b. Why these recurred with vengence to make you dizzy, vomitting and making you tired and super sick. Pain can be associated with arrhythmia
in mitral valv prolapse. I hope that has been excluded by echo Doppler examination. Also your Left Ventricular function has been found to be normal otherwise B Blockers one would have avoided prescription of B Blockers. The endocardium
conduction tissue and the muscle of heart does not have sensory pain fibers so "painful" part of VPCs puzzles me. Now the fresh symptoms mean that you see your doctor who would need a Holter examination to ascertain nature of arrhythmia once the diagnosis is established treatment is easy. Incidentally, occurrence of vomiting
usually sets rhythm back to normal on the other hand if it is only an association with no efffect on arrhythmia perhaps anxiety
is the main cause. So, therefore, there is a cause for concern not of worry. Concern is accurate diagnosis of this episodic arrhythmia which on the face of it looks like Supra Ventricular Tachycardia
and your doctor is the best person to prescribe the drugs for it. Meanwhile, I will suggest that you avoid swimming and heavy driving, for an episode occurring during these activities can injure you.
Dr Anil Grover