For anyone out there that is having PVC's or PAC's, do you consume Black Licorice? I began having PAC's recently and started doing research on the internet. I stumbled upon an article this weekend on Licorice-Induced Hypermineralocorticoidism. It just so happens that I have been consuming about 42-50 grams (3 to 4 pieces) of imported Australian black licorice almost daily for a year. I had no idea that licorice could be dangerous. I am a female, 48 years old and otherwise completely healthy. My symptoms started out as high blood pressure (which I never had prior), headaches, fatigue and muscle cramping, and finally irregular heartbeat. I wanted to get this warning out ASAP to anyone else that might be affected. I'm seeing a cardiologist tomorrow and will share with him my suspicions, but I'm shocked there aren't more warnings out there about this and that my doctors never asked me if I consumed licorice!
Post Edited (ForBuck) : 3/12/2012 4:01:23 PM (GMT-6)