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Re: Arrhythmia and Magnesium Supplements

Posted By Mary on October 23, 1998 at 10:25:37:

In Reply to: Arrhythmia and Magnesium Supplements posted by Lynn on October 21, 1998 at 16:53:49:

:Dear Mary,  I read your concern with magnesium and PVC's and I have to tell you that I too read that if you are low on magnesium it can cause arrhythmias.  I had mine checked with a simple blood test and it was indeed low.  I started a supplement of 200mg of magnesium which I take every day or every other day depending how I feel and want to say that my PVC occurence went in half.  I was getting up to 50 a day and now get around 10-20.  I swear by it.  Before the magnesium, no matter how much I tried not to stress about the PVC's, they still came.  It is a relief to have something that helps, even if its only a little.  I know that I would try anything to reduce them by even one (that's how much I hate them).  Good luck to you and I hope you find that magnesium helps you too.
I was asked by a cardiologist at a university based medical school ( he was
doing research) if he could have some blood from me for his research --
he was testing intracellular magnesium. I have NO idea how they do that
test . ANyway, my plain old regular blood level of magnesium as normal
( even high normal, if i remember correctly), but when the result came
back for the intra-cellular magnesium level, it was extremely low. the
cardiologist was even surprised it was that low.. anyway, he suggested

I would be very interested in learning more about the research being done on intracellular magnesium.  Do you think your cardiologist could give you the information?  I, too, am trying magnesium glycinate; and I believe it is helping.  Do you take it on a regular basis?  If you'd like, please e-mail me at ***@**** or ***@****.  Thanks!
i take magnesium. we tried several kinds, even one brand that supposed to
be extra gentle on the stomach -- but i got awful diarrhea.. i swear my
pvcs got WORSE.... then  he suggested i try a form of magnesium called
mag glycinate. I don't even usually take the equivlent of the RDA, but it really
does seem to help... almost like taking a medication. if the pvcs are
real bad and i take it, it seems to help within hourse. Of course,i guess
it could be argued its the placebo effect.. but i really didn't EXPECT
it to help at all.... for me, i'm convinced magnesium makes a big difference.
although it doesn't alleviate all the palps.. but then again
i live under enormous stress.....

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