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7 hours ago · Magnesium and heart rhythm problems in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi Anne,
I had atrial fibrillation for almost 2 years…and cured it! In other words I got off the high dose of beta blockers I was on and my heart remained stable. I made sure to exercise daily and I NEVER EVER drank coffee or tea or alcohol again. Chocolate and certain stimulant meds I also avoided and still steer clear of. Even too many carbs will get my heart racing. Of course, I have given in over the years to temptation and my heart will let me know that I am tempting fate.
Possibly like you, I suffer from IBS and have since my early teens. Thankfully, I know what to avoid (dairy, sugar, rice…). I take 300 ml of magnesium citrate before bed (it helps with sleep) to keep gently regular the next morning without fail which for me is essential or I can suffer from cramps as painful as childbirth. I doubt you are taking 1500 mg of magnesium citrate or you would have major diarrhea. It sure sounds excessive in any case… Quote: 'The current RDA for adults is between 320 and 420mg daily, and the average US intake is around 250mg daily.'
Apparently, after vitamin D, we are most lacking in magnesium which has been depleted from the soil our vegetables grow in resulting in deficiencies. An interesting article to read about magnesium is in Psychology Today called Magnesium, the Original Chill Pill. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201106/magnesium-and-the-brain-the-original-chill-pill
All the best to you! Keep as far away as you can from caffeine in coffee, tea, Coke, chocolate etc…

16 hours ago · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

It is derived from cranberries BUT it is not d-mannose.The owner of Utiva told me that in their clinical trials done in the US, d-mannose combined with Utiva actually diminished the effect of Utiva. I was also told that if I felt a UTI coming on, to just double up on the Utiva…which I did for 2 days at one point.The day before the onset of UTI symptoms, I had eaten a lot of carbs at a party and as always that is a UTI trigger. I still continue to shower morning and night to be sure I am 'clean' and I take the vaginal estrogen which is absorbed almost totally locally I am told and the Utiva. The most important thing to understand is that Utiva is to be used preventatively; in other words right after antibiotics when one has NO infection in the bladder. That is key.

17 hours ago · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi Don't get me started (lol) I had 32 UTIs pretty much back to back…except when I started vaginal estrogen (which is a standard therapy). I had a 4 month break but my doctor urged me to get a cystoscopy and I got an infection from it and from then on in it was UTI after UTI…which meant 32 rounds of antibiotics. I think we all know how they destroy the good bacteria in the gut. And since the gut is where 80% of the immune system resides, I was very concerned about my ability to fight infection; little and big..like cancer for example. Long story short, my urogynecologist, Dr Walter in Montreal, suggested I try a new and promising, well researched, over the counter supplement called UTIVA. I fully expected it NOT to work because I had tried everything up to that point including d-mannose, cranberry supplements, vaginal and oral probiotics, drinking lots of water, the vaginal estrogen etc..Dr Walter explained that Utiva is not a cure. It must be taken daily preventatively. So, I ordered the Utiva on line from Utiva Health and started taking it AFTER I just finished antibiotics (for infection #32 in 3 years). I waited for the next UTI…it never came! And here I am about 2 1/2 months later, UTI free! I wish I could share this with others like me who basically live on antibiotics, never feel 100%, with the threat of a kidney infection hanging over their heads. This thread should probably be moved to the kidney/UTI section…where I have written about my experience with Utica.

1 day ago · Extra beat in Heart Rhythm Conditions

my cardiologist told me that of 10 people who see him with an arrhythmia, he only medicates one. He said that only if a person is short of breath or feels faint, does he consider it worthy of treatment.

1 day ago · Blood thinners for A-fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

It could be from eating spinach or beets. But it could also be blood in the stool.

Tue, Jul 9 8:34am · Afib: What causes an episode? What if I don't notice? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

That's too bad that your Afib has taken this turn. I have said this before and I will say it again; cut out ALL stimulants such as coffee (not even 1 cup), tea, alcohol, stress, chocolate, dental medications etc.. When I had Afib (I cured myself of the worst case the cardiologist had ever seen) I was told not to EVER have those stimulants again in my life….and I listened. That could certainly help you BIG TIME! Good luck!

Mon, Jul 8 9:21am · Ebstein's Anomaly + afib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

You are an inspiration! And I am sure you WILL live well into your nineties in relatively good health. My only piece of advice would be to avoid stimulants of any kind; alcohol, coffee, tea, chocolate, stress… Get plenty of sleep including a daily siesta. And keep doing whatever you are doing. I think your positive attitude is a huge plus. All the best!

Mon, Jul 8 6:03am · UTI and Yeast Infections in Kidney & Bladder

Update on CURE: I would just like to report that after 3 months of taking UTIVA daily, I am still UTI free. This is after almost 3 years of trying everything to cure 32 back to back UTIs which means 32 rounds of antibiotics (5 of which my body was resistant to). I had tried everything to rid myself of the UTIs; d-mannose, vaginal estrogen cream, probiotics, keeping very clean, lowering intake of carbs, exercise, drinking lots of water & cranberry juice etc..Estrogen did work for 4 months. Besides that UTIVA (no prescription required) was the one and only thing that worked. But it is not a cure. It prevents UTIs…so start taking it right when you finish a round of antibiotics to PREVENT a recurrence. It is nothing short of a miracle. You can order UTIVA from Utiva Health on line. It was my urogynecologist, Dr Jens Erik Walter who put me on to it.