Just trying to deal with these heart palpitations/skipped beats

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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/25/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  I am new to the forum but have made a few posts on an old thread, so I wont repeat everything except that I am so thankful that I ran across this site.  To have others that are experiencing the same feelings as I am, is very comforting.  Its amazing how stress can affect the body (as I have been told by many that stress is the main, if not the only, cause).  It's frightening when its the heart that shows signs of stress, as you only have one.  Even though they say its not harmful, the mind can sure play tricks and add more worry that this is going to end your life.  After experiencing this for over 15 years, Im still here thankfully.  This doesnt mean that a day goes by that I dont think about when the next palpitation or skipped beat will happen.  Im lucky that I at least have a couple days here and there that they leave me alone!  Unlike others that feel them 24/7.  I couldnt image.  Feeling them 24/7 for a couple weeks at a time is more than enough for me.  The past couple of weeks have probably been my worst in a long time.  So bad that I have been searching and reading all that I can to find comfort and ideas to make this go away.  I am on medication for this (12 years now) which has eased them,  but I continue to educate myself on getting rid of them altogether.  Im not sure they will ever go away, but I try to think positive! 
Just recently I decided to try a hormone supplement since I am at the age for peri-menapause.  I was thinking maybe this was what triggered my bad past 2 weeks.  For one day I didnt feel skips and thought I found the answer.  Nope!  I do think they helped just to make me feel a little better, just not the heart.  I saw on an old post about taking magnesium or magnesium malate or magnesium glycinate.  I dont know what the difference in the 3 are (have heard more people using magnesium glycinate).  Two nights ago I was having it bad, so I went to the pharmacy and got some magnesium 500mg (was all they had...it says on bottle for bones and muscles and the hearts a muscle so I figured I might as well give it a try).  Took one that night.  An hour later...no palps.  Took one late the next morning...still no palps.  Woke up this morning and have had a few palps.  Took my magnesium...still waiting to see if its the magnesium thats working or just a coincidence!  Wondering if I took one in the morning and one at night (along with my toprol at night) instead of just one in the morning, if that would help or hurt.  Well, thanks for listening and many prayers to all of you who have to deal with this.  Its definitely not fun!!  May you have a great and palpitation-free day!    
I posted this in the anxiety section as well...wasnt sure which was best.  If Im not allowed to do that plz let me know...dont want to break any rules.  If one or the other needs to be deleted I will gladly do so.

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   Posted 10/26/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there,  It is ok to post this here as your issues to twofolded.  I did answer your post in the Anxiety Forum.
Hopefully you will hear from some of the members of this forum.
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