Magnesium for pvcs

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 2/15/2014 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
does anyone take this for pacs/pvcs?

i asked my cardiologist about it and she said i could take 350 mg a day well my multivitamin has 50 and i just got this new supplement called magox400 - well i get it and see on back it says 486 mg. strange. soi'm now wondering if taking over 500 mg a day is not good. ?? does anyone know?

palpit
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   Posted 2/15/2014 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
your story is very similar to mine. I also take a beta blocker for hbp. Have had a run of pacs/pvcs for a few months and started taking mag 250 2x a day(magnesium taurate from the vitamin shoppe) early am and before bedtime. It seemed to cut the intensity and number of arrhythmia episodes. I too was concerned about the dose of mg. Both my cardiologist and gp said this dose was fine and to cut back on the dose if I develop diarrhea.

hazelnut86
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   Posted 2/15/2014 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
do you notice you get more Papa tations after you eat? I have noticed this lately but I don't know if it's psychosomatic or what

palpit
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   Posted 2/15/2014 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
yes. they are minimal if I keep my meals small and frequent and I find if I don't eat 3 hrs before going to bed, I'm less apt to get them at night. I do drink a lot of water. and v8 juice for the potassium. I've had these off and on for years. they come and go depending on my stress level both physical and mental. though I do not believe they are caused by anxiety, I do believe anxiety and stress (physical too) do make them worse. How experienced are you with these? have you been diagnosed by a doctor?

hazelnut86
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   Posted 2/15/2014 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
what do you think causes them then

hazelnut86
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   Posted 2/15/2014 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
i have had echo 4 years ago and a holter twice - i have seen a cardiologist. says all benign. i'm just at my wit's end though. they will go away for a long time and then just pop back up. i mean i started a new job and all and got fired for no reason but still???!!! not many people i know deal with these. why me?

JungRulz
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   Posted 2/16/2014 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
The Vagus nerve is responsible for some aspects of the heart's rhythm, slowing it at appropriate times, and also involved with digestion. The nerve courses along the esophagus, onto the stomach, and further. I had a situation where, by the end of a day, every time I swallowed food, my heart would skip a beat. My wife thought I was nuts, I invited her to take my pulse, and I proved it would skip with every swallow. She worked for my cardiologist and discussed it with him, he said it was probably a Vagal response.

/en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagus_nerve

Things are more complex with our bodies than most people realize. There is a process called Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, more pronounced in younger people, where the heart rate increases in rate as we breathe in, and slows as we breathe out. I felt this effect on my dog years ago, he was sleeping and I rested my hand on his chest. I could feel his heart rate, but it was constantly changing. I noticed the changes coincided with his breathing in a predictable way.

Many subtle changes occur in rate to changes in blood pressure, as you are sitting and stand, move around, get scared, it's constantly tweaked. It's a miracle we don't notice more skipped beats. If you've been tested and are determined not to have an underlying problem, PVCs are very common and not a concern.

This link casually mentions magnesium, I thought it may interest you.

www.drjohnm.org/2013/06/benign-pvcs-a-heart-rhythm-doctors-approach/

andwes
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   Posted 2/20/2014 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I am 66 and took magnesium for about a year and it really helped my PVC's. But then I read an article that said long term use (or overdose) of magnesium can be very dangerous so it should be monitored. I then started on COQ10 instead which I read had amazing healing powers on the heart and has even been known to take people OFF the heart transplant list! Taking the COQ10 has seemed to do wonders with the PVCs. I still have an arrhythmia but I don't notice it anymore, whereas it was extremely noticeable and annoying previous to taking it.
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