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Can Taurine make arrhythmias worse?

I'm reading lots of encouraging stuff about Taurine online. I was very close to give it a try, but trying to play it safe I asked a pharmacist about it. And the answer was like 'do not dare to touch it, it's going to cause you PVCs'. And I'm like 'umm ok, I want to take it exactly against PVCs...'
So, is there anybody who tried it and it made things worse for them?
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I tried it, seemed to help

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16797868/

Also I think your pharmacist is conflating taurine with energy drinks.

I dont think the taurine is what does it...its the caffeine

I ain't no dr though so dont take this as medical advice or anything.  Just my experience.

Just applying common sense.  I tried it, didnt make anything worse for sure.  Seemed like it helped

My whole approach with these stupid extra heart beats is I'll try anything.

One word of caution from experience...if you THINK it is going to make them worse, your mind will make it so...

Good luck
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I'll offer some more anecdotal evidence.  I, too, read that article and decided to give it a shot.  I started with 2g Taurine (split morning and night) and 1g L-Arginine at night.  A few days after I started, my PVCs seemed to go away and have been gone for over a month now (thousands a day before that).

Two things:  

1. I think every person is different so it may or may not help you.  I've seen others report that other things have helped them like magnesium etc.  Those other things I tried didn't help.

2. Something else could have been the fix that occurred at the same time and I am not aware of it.  I mean it's kinda hard to tell and I'm not willing to stop my supplements now that the PVCs are gone to test it.  ;-)

Cheers!
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Interesting. I've ordered some Taurine and L-Arginine, I'll give it a shot and let you know how I get on.
So I am 3 and half days into Taurine and L-Arginine, so far no effect.
Thanks for the update!  Are you doing the same 2g/1g as I did?
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