Over the past week or so, I have noticed that I have been having irregular heartbeats. It wasn't bothersome to begin with, but as the days went on they were getting more frequent and causing me to be dizzy/light headed for just a few seconds.
I went to the dr last Thurs for an ECG and everything looked normal. But they are still happening. She said that it seemed to be PVC (Premature Ventricular Contraction). Here is a good article on premature ventricular contractions.
It seems that it has to do with medications more so than anything. On one day, I dropped from 20mg prednisone to 15mg and then also stopped Fentanyl and Dilaudid. This was quite a shock to my body. I have been having these PVC's since.
I had a chem comp and a CBC done and it showed that all electrolytes were in normal range (as they were thinking that a chemical imbalance - esp of Potassium or Magnesium - was the cause).
When I go to Mayo next week, I am going to talk the the drs there about setting up something to see if this is more related to what I am taking now or if something else is going on.