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Firstly, I'm female and in the throes of menopause and I know irregular heartbeat is a common menopause symptom. But sometimes it gets so bad I just sit there and cry.

Some days it's the occasional extra/skipped beat and the heavy thump. Other days (especially nights) it's constant fluttering that won't stop.

I've been to a cardiologist (twice) and I've had several things done, including hooked up to ECG machines, wore a heart monitor for 24 hours and have even had an echocardiogram (ultrasound) done and I'm always told my heart is "normal and strong," with the exception of a minor leaky valve that I was told not worry about, but that they'll keep an eye on at my yearly visits.

I'm already on a Beta Blocker to keep my blood pressure under control. I do drink alcohol, but I don't drink anything with caffeine. I never drink coffee or caffeinated sodas. I know the alcohol doesn't help, but the heart palps/PVC's/irregular heartbeat is present whether I'm drinking or not.

Truthfully I've dealt with heart palps since my 20's. But they didn't start REALLY bothering me until I began the stages of menopause. Sometimes they go away for a while and don't bother me at all and other times they haunt me off and on during the day and all night long when I'm trying to sleep.

I know there are other threads about irregular heartbeat, but I wanted to create one specific to my personal issues and thoughts and ask anyone else dealing with this if they've found ANYTHING that helps at least lessen them, if not go away completely. One night last week was super bad. My heart started fluttering/beating abnormally and wouldn't stop. And when that happened I got scared and it kicked my anxiety in and that, no doubt, just made it worse. I had to get out of bed and sit at my computer (it was worse when lying down) until I was so exhausted I could no longer keep my eyes open.

Can anyone offer any advice?
[QUOTE=Linda0818;5459858]Firstly, I'm female and in the throes of menopause and I know irregular heartbeat is a common menopause symptom. But sometimes it gets so bad I just sit there and cry.

Some days it's the occasional extra/skipped beat and the heavy thump. Other days (especially nights) it's constant fluttering that won't stop.

I've been to a cardiologist (twice) and I've had several things done, including hooked up to ECG machines, wore a heart monitor for 24 hours and have even had an echocardiogram (ultrasound) done and I'm always told my heart is "normal and strong," with the exception of a minor leaky valve that I was told not worry about, but that they'll keep an eye on at my yearly visits.

I'm already on a Beta Blocker to keep my blood pressure under control. I do drink alcohol, but I don't drink anything with caffeine. I never drink coffee or caffeinated sodas. I know the alcohol doesn't help, but the heart palps/PVC's/irregular heartbeat is present whether I'm drinking or not.

Truthfully I've dealt with heart palps since my 20's. But they didn't start REALLY bothering me until I began the stages of menopause. Sometimes they go away for a while and don't bother me at all and other times they haunt me off and on during the day and all night long when I'm trying to sleep.

I know there are other threads about irregular heartbeat, but I wanted to create one specific to my personal issues and thoughts and ask anyone else dealing with this if they've found ANYTHING that helps at least lessen them, if not go away completely. One night last week was super bad. My heart started fluttering/beating abnormally and wouldn't stop. And when that happened I got scared and it kicked my anxiety in and that, no doubt, just made it worse. I had to get out of bed and sit at my computer (it was worse when lying down) until I was so exhausted I could no longer keep my eyes open.

Can anyone offer any advice?[/QUOTE]

Hello, new to forum but am wondering if you found any relief as it sounds very similar to what I am experiencing.
[QUOTE=Linda0818;5459858]Firstly, I'm female and in the throes of menopause and I know irregular heartbeat is a common menopause symptom. But sometimes it gets so bad I just sit there and cry.

Some days it's the occasional extra/skipped beat and the heavy thump. Other days (especially nights) it's constant fluttering that won't stop.

I've been to a cardiologist (twice) and I've had several things done, including hooked up to ECG machines, wore a heart monitor for 24 hours and have even had an echocardiogram (ultrasound) done and I'm always told my heart is "normal and strong," with the exception of a minor leaky valve that I was told not worry about, but that they'll keep an eye on at my yearly visits.

I'm already on a Beta Blocker to keep my blood pressure under control. I do drink alcohol, but I don't drink anything with caffeine. I never drink coffee or caffeinated sodas. I know the alcohol doesn't help, but the heart palps/PVC's/irregular heartbeat is present whether I'm drinking or not.

Truthfully I've dealt with heart palps since my 20's. But they didn't start REALLY bothering me until I began the stages of menopause. Sometimes they go away for a while and don't bother me at all and other times they haunt me off and on during the day and all night long when I'm trying to sleep.

I know there are other threads about irregular heartbeat, but I wanted to create one specific to my personal issues and thoughts and ask anyone else dealing with this if they've found ANYTHING that helps at least lessen them, if not go away completely. One night last week was super bad. My heart started fluttering/beating abnormally and wouldn't stop. And when that happened I got scared and it kicked my anxiety in and that, no doubt, just made it worse. I had to get out of bed and sit at my computer (it was worse when lying down) until I was so exhausted I could no longer keep my eyes open.

Can anyone offer any advice?[/QUOTE]

Hi Linda,

Just wanted to say that your post, sounds just like me!! Seriously, just like me. I'm in perimenopause and the pvc's come and go, I could go months with nothing and then "bam!" they are back. I have been tested out the wazoo and nothing comes back abnormal. I also have been dealing with these since my 20's. I'm just hoping they go away when menopause comes. I just wanted to offer my support and tell you that you are not alone.





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