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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.

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612551 tn?1450025775
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.
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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.
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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.)
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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?
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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.
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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 ...  
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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.

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