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221122 tn?1323014865
Heart calmed down...here is what helped.
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......
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612551 tn?1450025775
Great! Keep up the good work.
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1318351 tn?1313385021
I am so happy for you:) what kind of mag do you use? I want to start using it because I am having a very hard time right now.
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i'm so glad to hear that something is working for you. i too have been taking magnesium citrate daily, about 7grams a day.
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967168 tn?1343732745
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.

What type or brand works?
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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.
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1303113 tn?1303083307
I would recommend dividing up your mg, same amount but 3 x's a day,,,,in the mornings is when you need the most mg as you use it up during the night.  Glad you are doing better, keep it up
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1137980 tn?1281289046
My fingers are crossed for you Rita and i hope you have found the magic mix that works for your body my friend.........anything is possible!!!!
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995271 tn?1463927859
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.
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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.
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1569985 tn?1328251082
Glad you're doing so well.  Is the job stress contributing to your heart issues?  Mine did.  Please post your type of mag and dose.  Thanks.
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102999 tn?1326859384
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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