Magnesium and heart rhythm problems

Posted by EllAmster @ellamster, Apr 17, 2019

Dear all.
I already posted something on magnesium in another group, asking if the tablets i was advised to take could have to do with some problems I am experiencing. But I thought I would post it here too.
I have a heart rhythm condition that sometimes really acts up. I had a TIA years ago, followed by my heart stopping less than a year later. So I am under supervision of a cardiologist.
But since I also have a bowel condition (sigh) my doctor told me to take 2 magnesium tablets a day, making a total of 1500 mg. per day. She said I could take even 6 tablets if I wanted to, because there are no side effects. I just heard that there can be, and I wonder if anyone of you has any experience with magnesium and a heart condition, and how this makes you feel.
I would love to share thoughts on the subject since I am not feeling very well ever since I started taking 1500 mg. of magnesium per day over two weeks ago. I called my doctor but they told me there are no side effects. So well, I thought I needed a few more thinking caps.

@ELLmaster. Good then that will tell you and Dr what your mag.ct is. For my fibro I take 500 mg and my by pass is 22 yrs old no mag.problems Dr checks in blood work

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@ellamster

Thank you both @afrobin and @catmom777 (cool nick by the way, cats!).
I don't think it's low sodium, I don't really have a low sodium diet. Something changed since about two weeks ago, and I have been feeling increasingly sick. But the brain swelling is interesting, I am used to drinking quite a lot of water, ever since I was young I would start my day with half a liter of water, then half a liter of tea (French roots, we drink 'un bol' [big breakfast bowl] or more for breakfast) and drink more during the day. But I don't think there is a relationship now. I did notice however that lately, even after drinking some tea, my head would feel like it was exploding and the pulsating sensations grew stronger. I will stop taking the magnesium for now to see if this will help me feeling better.

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It's certainly 'curieux'! If I were you, I would examine everything you have changed since the start of your symptoms. Magnesium…check the side effects on line. Are there other meds that you started? Did you change your diet?
Keep your blood test results and study them. I do so much research on my own and arrive at the doctor's with questions which we discuss together. It has happened that I have taught the doctor a thing or two. i.e. d-mannose to ward off bladder infections. A low carb diet that cured 8 months of relentless hives. And aerobic exercise for a serious case of Atrial fibrillation. I discovered this all on my own. Don't rely on a doctor to figure things out. You know your own body. You can look things up. And you may be the one to figure this out. Good luck!

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Dear all.
The cardiologist called and he told me that magnesium oxide stays in the gut, and that I should stop it after it 'has had its effect'. But he then told me that it couldn't impact the heart and wasn't really open for the rest, as I feared. He told me I should go to the ENT for the bloody noses πŸ™ No blood test needed and so on πŸ™
So since I still have a form to do blood works I will use it to have this checked.
I did not change my diet, nor did I take other meds (I pretty much throw away all things they force on me, taking only the metaprolol retard and perindopril). I abhor medication and would prefer to not take anything at all. I stay away from pain killers too, I mean, as a single woman I have to monitor myself, the cats can't do that, right? So I want to know what goes on, what happens and when it gets better, or worse.

@afrobin so true! I know my body. And doctors are sometimes stuck in their ruts. They have no interest in things that are 'curieux' πŸ˜€
I have discovered quite a few things as well, such as coughing very profoundly to stop the ridiculous heavy beating of my heart, especially in my throat. I noticed that I would sometimes start coughing because it was beating so profoundly, and then would cough and this would make it better. And that walking vigorously will calm my heart. And other things, too. I had almost three years of incredible pain in my feet, the doctor wanted me to have special shoe inlays but last year, I decided to do some massage and in only two days, the pain was gone… it only came back once, one day, then disappeared.

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@ellamster

Dear all.
The cardiologist called and he told me that magnesium oxide stays in the gut, and that I should stop it after it 'has had its effect'. But he then told me that it couldn't impact the heart and wasn't really open for the rest, as I feared. He told me I should go to the ENT for the bloody noses πŸ™ No blood test needed and so on πŸ™
So since I still have a form to do blood works I will use it to have this checked.
I did not change my diet, nor did I take other meds (I pretty much throw away all things they force on me, taking only the metaprolol retard and perindopril). I abhor medication and would prefer to not take anything at all. I stay away from pain killers too, I mean, as a single woman I have to monitor myself, the cats can't do that, right? So I want to know what goes on, what happens and when it gets better, or worse.

@afrobin so true! I know my body. And doctors are sometimes stuck in their ruts. They have no interest in things that are 'curieux' πŸ˜€
I have discovered quite a few things as well, such as coughing very profoundly to stop the ridiculous heavy beating of my heart, especially in my throat. I noticed that I would sometimes start coughing because it was beating so profoundly, and then would cough and this would make it better. And that walking vigorously will calm my heart. And other things, too. I had almost three years of incredible pain in my feet, the doctor wanted me to have special shoe inlays but last year, I decided to do some massage and in only two days, the pain was gone… it only came back once, one day, then disappeared.

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@ELLmaster Good morning it is cloudy here but will burn of hopefully There are alot if different magnesium,s I do alot of research on my problems and magnesium makate is good for me When I started looking at magnesium couldn't believe how many different types there are 😳😮 If your blood mag.id within normal limits then you probably don't need any but always best to talk with your Dr. I know magnesium citrate is for constipation hard coughing has helped me when I felt my heart was acting up

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Hello @ellamster

It has been a while since you last posted and I was thinking about you and wondering how you are doing. I hope you are doing well. As you are comfortable doing so, please post an update.

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My cardiologist prescribed magnesium glycinate 400 mg twice a day. He says the glycinate absorbs better than the other magnesiums. I've been taking two a day for years, no discernible side effects.

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@dyannne

My cardiologist prescribed magnesium glycinate 400 mg twice a day. He says the glycinate absorbs better than the other magnesiums. I've been taking two a day for years, no discernible side effects.

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@dyannne Glad to hear it I had triple by pass in 1998 and take 600 mg daily for my fibromyalgia last echo was good those little valves where doing what there suppose to

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Thank you for asking how I am doing! I have been feeling terrible and stopped using magnesium. This helped, the brain fog is gone and so is the pain in my chest. I am so sorry for not getting back sooner, I really have not been well at all. But since a week I have been thinking I was good to go again πŸ™‚
I stopped the magnesium and feel better. I hope to pick up the pace again.

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Were you taking magnesium citrate? I am surprised that the magnesium was what gave you problems. After vitamin D, magnesium is apparently what humans are most depleted in. Read Psychology Today; The chill pill.

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@afrobin

Were you taking magnesium citrate? I am surprised that the magnesium was what gave you problems. After vitamin D, magnesium is apparently what humans are most depleted in. Read Psychology Today; The chill pill.

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@ARrivinG on are right about magnesium our bodies require magnesium,calcium ,prosperous for keeping the cells builds my and working There are a lot of different magnesium some like citrate for constipation For me bab my a triple by pass don't have any problem with the mag.I take our veggies have mag in them

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@ellamster

Thank you for asking how I am doing! I have been feeling terrible and stopped using magnesium. This helped, the brain fog is gone and so is the pain in my chest. I am so sorry for not getting back sooner, I really have not been well at all. But since a week I have been thinking I was good to go again πŸ™‚
I stopped the magnesium and feel better. I hope to pick up the pace again.

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Good to hear from you, @ellamster! I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. Keep posting as you are able. I'm looking forward to hearing how you progress.
Any other health issues you would like to discuss with this forum?

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Thank you!
No no other health issues i would like to discuss now πŸ˜€
But I would like to add that the cardiologist said that it might simply have been a coincidence. That each time I had this splitting headache simply coincided with taking the magnesium. That being said, it would be amazing because I hadn't felt that bad for ages and it stopped once I stopped the intake of magnesium. The mind boggles!

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