Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group
Welcome to the Heart Rhythm Conditions group on Mayo Clinic Connect.
Did you know that the average heart beats 100,000 times a day? Millions of people live with heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) which occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate heartbeats don’t work properly. Let’s connect with each other; we can share stories and learn about coping with the challenges, and living well with abnormal heart rhythms. I invite you to follow the group. Simply click the +FOLLOW icon on the group landing page.
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Thanks. Will google it.
Thanks @yoanne. Never knew the actual nomenclature, only "ocular migraines". That is exactly what mine were. I no longer have to endure them.
When I went on the web I saw some persons had taken the time to make gifs of the visual effect. Mine looked like crescents of leaded glass but were not like stained glass as they had no color effects. Began having them around the time I turned 43 and had great amounts of stress coming from supervisor and the effects of caring for a disabled teen who even at age 41 needs care that due to age (I'm now 70) and heart problems is more difficult for me to provide.
I take xarelto. It supposedly doesn't interact with any type of food, but I worry about the blood thinning effects of some foods like garlic, which I think would really help my blood pressure. One burning question in my mind is, if these foods thin the blood naturally, why are they not the first line of defense instead of blood thinning medication. My whole life I have used natural remedies for different things. But this time, I told myself that this is not a cold, or a pulled muscle. This is my heart. It terrified me and I am afraid to make a mistake by using non FDA approved methods to prevent blood clots cause by my afib. So I follow my doctor's orders and take my meds. Any ideas on this?
Natural methods are really great. However, since MDs get so little training in nutrition and the pharmaceutical industry does really have heavy hands in getting MDs to embrace the drugs they manufacture there is little room for natural methods.
Try changing your MD for an Osteopath. They do have more nutrition education in their curriculum path to earn that Osteopath title. But some of them are reluctant to buck the pharmaceutical industry and the AMA.
I read your posts. What I did not hear was what make your pace maker is. Is it a demand unit that controls Like 60 level? With all those symptoms, you do have a simple pace maker don't you.? I thought I never needed one. After implant, WoW did I have more energy or what?I had Afib all my life. I use eliquist to regulate blood thinning.
I read your post. Some Psychologist have Biofeedback certification for medicare. I am not saying yours are mental. The Psychologist took over much of the biofeedback training earlier. But a referral to a certified Biofeedback practictioner would give you answer in several sessions, if this might work for you. Must be BFCIAC.Biofeedback Certification Institute of America Certified.
My thoughts exactly! When you go to doctors, they want to know all the meds you are taking, all the numbers like cholesterol, bp etc, but seldom do they ask what you eat or your lifestyle. If they ask a patient to describe what's in his/her pantry or refrigerator, they would probably have been able to diagnose the patient's health issue with better clarity. I'm getting a loop implant to test fir afib and my doctor also puts me on zeralto and statin even though my cholesterol level is ok. I'm taking CO Q10 as statin depletes me of coq10 in my body. I called zeralto and they don't know if it will interfere with the medication.
You are smart. Google. Then avoid the trap of buying products and go to the natural foods. What do you have to gain.. No Diets. Eat healthy.
The drug company does not know the side effects? Typical of those businesses. I can access this information through my Naturopath. He has more access to the literature than I do, so when in doubt I visit him at his office.
May I make a suggestion. Our hospital blood thinning lab was staffed with a pharmacist. They knew the foods to avoid.