So, I had been going absolutely crazy with the PACs and PVCs....was going to get an ablation, but couldn't get off of work, go figure. Took everything I read into consideration and cut my atenolol to 12.5 mg per day, 500 mg Calcium in morning and 400 mg Mag at night. I've been much better. Probably down to a few hundred a day!!!! I am soooo hoping this holds out for a while. Hope everyone is well......
that's great, I'm curious though if your doctors did a panel with calcium & magnesium? I know low levels can cause all kinds of problems but so can too much...my dr did a calcium & b12 recently because of deep bone pain and numbness; on top of everything else...of course it was "normal". so maybe that extra bit helps.
I notice a big change in the frequency and duration of my episodes of PVC's when I went from 150mg metoprolol/day to 50 mg/2x/day.. no longer get bi- and tri- geminy ..haven't started taking Mg yet. I know there are some people that have a negative response to BB's. I just hope it continues for our sakes.
It baffles me that if I search for studies on using beta blockers for positive control of ectopic beats like PACs/PVCs, I find nothing. If I search for studies done on the proarrhythmia effects of beta blockers, I find many studies.
I have a similar story, rita. tried many beta blockers and 4 anti-arrr....none worked.....now I am on rhythmol and 50mg. metoprolol...that has been since 6 mo. ago...just plugging along.... then my internist finally gave me the mag. test....low, of course. I have been on 1000mg. mag. for 4 mo...each month with less and less palps and no a-fib....told card. it was the mag., not the other meds.....we are cutting down now to 300 mg. rhythmol (1/2 of what I was taking) and see how it goes.....plan is to get rid of the rhythmol completely. I wld love that...cause, geez, it prob. would lose its effectiveness in a few years anyway. Well, here's to good luck for both of us.
Thanks for sharing and I too hope it lasts!! Similar boat here. Magnesium has really been helping me. I still have them, but they are much less and much lighter. I just added Taurine to the mix today.Crossing my fingers for even better results!!
I take about 400-500 mg a day of Mag Citrate (powder), a chelated mineral complex (has about 400 mg of mag), take epsom bath every day and cut way down on calcium (it fights mag for absorbtion and will always win).
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