Magnesium and heart rhythm problems

Posted by EllAmster @ellamster, Wed, Apr 17 8:31am

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.

@jocrane

Everyone with heart palpitations… Vit D, Magnesium must be taken together.
ALSO… you must take the right magnesium.
My palpitations stopped after conferring with Dr Gupta from York Cardiology.
He suggested Magnesium TAURATE for people with heart palpitations and Afib.
Sure enough…. I got the brand he stated and I am 98% free of palpitations.
So just FYI… this is the magnesium brand he said to use:
https://amzn.to/2XWVoS8
I get it through Amazon and take daily with Vit D 5000 mg.

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Interesting! And you take so much Vit. D. My cardiologist just said "People take too many pills, don't." Hmm, what to do…

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Your cardiologist could have rephrased his comment like this, "People take too many medications that cause so many side effects. Avoid them when possible. Instead institute LIFESTYLE CHANGES that can treat and even cure most of conditions including diabetes, joint pain, brain fuzziness, kidney dysfunction, balance issues leading to falls, schizophrenia and aFib."
He could suggest to his patients instead of 'too many pills' to do the following: Lose weight, drink less alcohol and avoid marijuana that can push some into schizophrenia, reduce salt intake, avoid stimulants such as coffee, drink more water, exercise, get a good night's sleep, eat less meat and eat 6 – 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.)
He may not have suggested supplements since they are 'pills' except I think all doctors do recommend vitamin D if we live in the north. Doctors' education is subsidized by Big Pharma so most push medication (pills) and having learned little to nothing about lifestyle changes, it would be better to consult with a nutritionist or naturopath about supplements, even if some Big Pharma driven doctors are against them.

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Thanks, fortunately my cardiologist also talks about lifestyle changes.

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@soph Absolutely it is a lifestyle change. I had my by pass in 96 Dr. told me to get of red meat the fat was a lot . I also eat Meditranean exercise or stretch mostly . These 2 things have seen me through till now.

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@jocrane

Everyone with heart palpitations… Vit D, Magnesium must be taken together.
ALSO… you must take the right magnesium.
My palpitations stopped after conferring with Dr Gupta from York Cardiology.
He suggested Magnesium TAURATE for people with heart palpitations and Afib.
Sure enough…. I got the brand he stated and I am 98% free of palpitations.
So just FYI… this is the magnesium brand he said to use:
https://amzn.to/2XWVoS8
I get it through Amazon and take daily with Vit D 5000 mg.

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I love him! I have found that my paroxysmal AFib is brought on by an irritated Vagus nerve due to gut issues. Managing that manages card arrythmias. I was recently DX'd with SIBO and SIFO.

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Magnesium is the main ingredient of milk of magnesia- think about this what is MOM used for – constipation. I found it caused diahrrea – so take 2/2 a tablet. Cannot imagine what 1500 would do.

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Should 1/2 a tablet

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@kathe626

Magnesium is the main ingredient of milk of magnesia- think about this what is MOM used for – constipation. I found it caused diahrrea – so take 2/2 a tablet. Cannot imagine what 1500 would do.

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@kathe626 That is MOM but there are so many different types of magnesium out there . Malete,Theronate, Oxide,Citrate and more. I take Mag.Malete for my fibromyalgia. So you just have to do your research on what you want to use it for.

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@Ellamaster I had a triple by pass in 1996 and take magnesium for my fibromyalgia As I said in my post here it depends on the type of magnesium you are taking. Mag. citrate is usually for constipation but I wouldn't take that much as you are depleting your body of electrolytes . That maybe why you don't feel allright . Research what you are using it for . Talk to your Dr. also tell him how you feel.

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Magnesium citrate is for constipation.
Magnesium taurate is for heart issues.
U must take Vitamin D3 with magnesium taurate for heart health.

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If you need to take magnesium for the heart then you should be taking Magnesium Taurate 400mg 3 times a day. This what my cardio doctor told me to take

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My cardiologist told me the best magnesium to take is magnesium glycinate. I take 1 400 mg twice a day.

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I have become intolerant of Magnesium Glycinate and all other forms as well, even Threonate, and cannot tolerate even 1/8 tsp powder. As a result, I wake with racing heart and fierce leg and foot cramps that I cannot work out easily. Any suggestions?

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@lifewisemap

I have become intolerant of Magnesium Glycinate and all other forms as well, even Threonate, and cannot tolerate even 1/8 tsp powder. As a result, I wake with racing heart and fierce leg and foot cramps that I cannot work out easily. Any suggestions?

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@lifewisemap I'm sorry to hear about the magnesium problem Have you had blood work to see if you even need magnesium ? You should have lab work done to see if you even need magnesium. My lab results showed I needed Vit D so Dr put me on more D and this would be so for your mag. count . If you are within normal range you maybe overdosing yourself and your body is trying to tell you , Have your lab work done first before taking any Vitamins and minerals.

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