This is my first blog and its to pass on my experience on the dreaded Ectopic Ventricular Beats, better know as (VEB’s) in the medical field, but to the normal person on the street we know them better as ‘Skipped heart beats’ ‘Missing Beats’ Palpitations and a whole lot more.. Having suffered these for over a year with some ‘runs of ectopics that lasted days on end with beats missing at a rate of 30 a minute, (Every minute of the day!), akin to Chinese water torture I could take no more.
I live in the UK so would have had to wait 3 years for a consultation, I thus went private for a little over £500 for a couple of minutes on a treadmill and a patronising doctor to tell me, that the extra beats were “not going to kill me,” and that they were “just a nuisance!” ‘If the missed beats didn’t kill me then suicide was a definate option!’ sufferers will know what I mean.
I didn’t take this path and instead messed about with beta blockers previously prescribed and started ‘experimenting’ on my ‘beats’. Bypassing the failed attempts, and there were many, I finally found what I believe is a total control over my dreaded ‘Ectopics’, the cure is so simple you’ll kick yourselves. Ectopic beats are usually strong when the heart beats slowly, this is when the ‘rogue electrical impulse; that causes the Ectopics beats is at its most efficient.
I kind of knew that as when I trained in the Gym I had no ‘missed beats’ or at least not many! So I thought, ‘If I can get my heart to beat just a little faster then the beats should regulate themselves and as if by miracle they did. So how did I do it?
I found by accident that a decongestant cotaining ‘psuedoephedrine’ had the side effect of elevating my heart rate akin to several pots of coffee, so treid this, It was instantly a success, however too stimulating for me as I had been using beta blocker called propananol for 20 years. I decided to mess about with my medication level to get an ‘equalibrium’ where the psuedoephedrine would stimulate my heart enough and then I took 20mg of propananol to see if this worked.
Cutting to the point, the pseudoephedrine did the trick in speeding up my heart, and then the propananol recognised that it needed to do something and intervened, the result…. As simple as saying that after more than a year of hell I have not had one Ectopic beat that has disturbed me since! You must be advised that my method works 100% for me, but there are risks of elevated blood pressure so please check this out first with your Doctor.
I truly believe that this is an absolute control against VEB’s and will work for everyone, the cons for this are not known, as I am the first I know of to report this phenomenon, and I’ve searched high and low for the answers. Tell your GP this method has worked, they can only say no to you. Beta Blockers like Propananol are not problematic and after 20 years I’ve never had any problems.
Other beta blockers do have side effects like allergies to the sun and liver damage, I have a 100% bill of health on that aspect and love the sun. Have I found the cure? Are the Cardiologists looking too hard for the answer?