I have had 'skipped' or premature beats on and off all my life that I can remember.
Maybe one or two a day, until this year.
Im 45 and I guess thats an average age for this stuff to get more common. Lucky me.
Anyway, over the summer after a 500 mile drive and no sleep and lots of caffiene in the form of Coka Cola, the next day for a few hours every time I would sit down my heart would constantly flutter. If I stood up, it seemed to be fine.
Ive read around the web and there are others who get the same thing and their doctors have pretty much said its fine.
Its happened on and off since then, but Im an insomniac because of an overactive bladder that started 10 years ago due to a disease I have (Acute Intermittant Porphyria) that shuts down my bladder every time I have a big attack (havent had one since 2001) and apparently left some residual nerve damage...ie makes me feel like I have to urinate even if theres only 5 drops in there.
At night I have to pee really quick and get back to sleep as fast as I can before anything more collects or I'll feel like i have to go again and I wont be able to get back to sleep until I go again. Its a cycle that isnt conducive to good sleep patterns.
Bad thing is I cant take sleep meds because barbituates and most everything else will trigger the AIP and I'll be in the hospital again for a month or two.
Anyway, I had about a 10 day stretch with what I believe was zero palpitions...and a good heart rhythm, both day and night, standing sitting or laying down.
What changed was I bought a used treadmill and use it a bit a day, got off so much caffiene and did away with my stress factors (ironically the internet) and started taking 400mg of magnesium a day.
The last 5 days or so Ive laid off all of those and was tempted so got some more soda and the last 3 of those days Ive been unable to sleep very well due to constant skipped/premature beats...which is only make them worse.
So today Im off the soda, taking the magnesium, using the treadmill and hopefully will be able to sleep.
One would think if a person can go 10 days without a problem when doing the right thing that if one keeps excercising and staying off caffiene/stress that it might stay ok for a while.
My suggestion is to excercise and get rid of the stress and any stimulants first thing.
Excercise does seem to be the biggest factor based on what Ive seen, in helping the heart beat more consistently.