Heart Rhythm Community
magnesium and heart
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

magnesium and heart

Just wondering, i have read that magnesium pills helps stop the big pounds in the heart. For the last 2 days these big thumps jump out of no where and sometimes go out of controll (NOT BEATING FAST) its just like boom. People say its not going to kill me but damn this really scares me.

So if anyone has any input on magnesium pills and how they help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
612551_tn?1247839157
Magnesium is no "magic pill"... if it were we'd all be on it.  However, if your blood makeup indicates a deficiency of magnesium a supplement may help.
Blank
1655526_tn?1330659229
There's a lot of positive information in the internet about the positive effects of magnesium. I take Natural Calm which is magnesium citrate and it seems to help calm not only my heart but my overall well being.
The following is a link to some good information on magnesium.
http://wholehealthmd.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=17E09E7CFFF640448FFB0B4FC1B7FEF0&nm=Reference+Library&type=AWHN_Supplements&mod=Supplements&mid=&id=EDAB04BB7EDC4C61B7163A819B16EC97&tier=2#Health_Benefits

I know it's long, just copy and paste in your browser.

It's also a good idea to have your levels of magnesium checked out. Just a side note...have you had your thyroid checked out? When it's out of whack, you can also get some arrythmias.
Blank
1756321_tn?1377771734
By Dr. William Davis

Because magnesium is removed during municipal water treatment and is absent from most bottled water, deficiency of this crucial mineral is a growing problem.

Magnesium deficiency can manifest itself in a wide variety of ways, from muscle cramps (usually calves, toes, and fingers), erratic blood sugars, higher blood pressure, to heart rhythm problems. The abnormal heart rhythms that can arise due to magnesium deficiency include premature atrial contractions, premature ventricular contractions, multifocal atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and even ventricular tachycardia, fibrillation, and Torsade de Pointes (all potentially fatal). Magnesium is important!

Magnesium supplementation is therefore necessary for just about everybody to maintain normal tissue levels. (The exception is people with kidney disorders, who should not take magnesium without supervision, since they retain magnesium.)
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Why do we get too little magnesium from food?

I have often muscle cramps in legs and also rhythm and blood pressure disturbances. Sometimes I take magnesium citrate.

If magnesium deficiency occurs in many people, why do doctors not measure it in their blood and give supplements? Why do doctors not believe that magnesium deficiensy can exist? Why do they not measure blood (red cell) magnesium. They do not even measure calcium from AF sufferers. Could my AF have been cardioversed in 2010, if my blood magnesium and calcium were measured. AF lasted for six months. Calcium elimination, magnesium supplementation?
Blank
177337_tn?1310063499
My magnesium was tested and I was told it was normal.  However, my cardio told me to take 400mg of Magnesium anyway.  So I did.  I didn't notice a difference right away (as a matter of fact, I had some bad days after starting it) but after 4 weeks of taking it every single day, my pvc's are almost gone.   Some days I don't feel any and others just a few.    My bloodwork indiciated that my levels were fine, but somehow this is helping.
Blank
612551_tn?1247839157
Gee... sounds like I should try magnesium, again.

I believe my annual physical exam includes measuring magnesium and many other elements.  I know it counts the hemoglobin (red blood cells).  These are never out-of-range for me, and I believe that is why doctors never recommend I take magnesium or calcium...

I do take fish oil, Omega 3, but not in the dose recommended on the bottle.  I have heard several doctors recommend fish oil, including the Cardiologist on Fox News Channel (USA) and my son who is a medical doctor... both of these doctors tell me they take fish oil supplements.  Do they help?  I can't say I can see any improvement in my AFib condition.  I take it anyway, I also take a mufti-vitamin with minerals...may have some magnesium.  I'll check some of this out for my own information ...  
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Just wondering, After taking the magnesium do you at all feel the big thumps anymore or just little ones that you really dont pay attention to? Its the big thumps that really scare the heck out of me. I first started to feel this when i was 26 and now i am going on 29 and i am still scared when these episodes happen and feel like i am gonna die.

Thanks

Jonathan
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
4 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Better Some
20 hrs ago by fred256
21064_tn?1309312333
Blank
Momto3 is ...11 years post PVC abl... Comment
Aug 26
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway