that is interesting i know i take fish oils everyday that would have the omega's and i actually take them cause they are also good for inflammation in the gut as well ,but i defo noticed a change in my pvcs in the sence they were not as hard hitting and the frequency has dropped in what i feel anyway alltough i never put the two together before i read that.
that is a very interesting thought
is it just omega 3 or would it include 6 & 9 as well
if it is working how bad -----------better than anti-arrhythmic's unless u have to take them.
I have been taking Omega 3 since this thread was created, about a month ago and now I can really feel the difference, thank you mamamia for letting us know about this fish oil, I wish everybody would take it and see for themselves.
I took omega 3 fish oil tonight for the first time and not my med. I will see how I do by morning. I was taking 2 Propranolol a day to help with my heart but the side effects stink so they dropped me to one. The past 2 nights Ive had to take an extra pill because my heart was acting up and so was my anxitey so Im taking a different route tonight.
By the way the Chinese style of Acupuncture has really helped with keeping the pain down with my PVC's. I also was getting purple legs and feet and it totally got rid of that for about 3.5 weeks now. Plus when doing the wellness treatment I felt like I drank 3 cups a coffee for about 3 days. The natural high was really nice.
I have been posting a lot that I started taking fish oil and I barely ever have PVCs anymore. I didn't know if it was a coincidence, but don't really care!!!! YAY!
How long was it before you saw results? Were you able to go off of meds or reduce them?
I too have been bothered by frequent PVc's for years and have tried all of the usual "cures" without results. These included restricting caffiene, alcohol, avoiding stress, exercising and all the rest, taking beta blockers, all without results. Recently things have changed (I hope I'm not speaking too soon, but this REALLY is different). It started with a physical exam in which my blood glucose was 109. Now that's not very high, but I did not like the doctor calling me a "pre-diabetic", which he defined as glucose between 100-120) so I decided to take action.
A search for books on the topic led me to one entitled "The Glycemic Load Diet". To briefly summarize its' thesis, one eliminates ALL starch from their diet, this would include rice (even brown rice), all potatoes (even sweet potatoes), most breads (with few exceptions and in small quantities, bagels, English muffins, all pretzels and other carbohydrate snacks and a few other things I can't think of now. What is allowed is meat, fish, whole fruits (not filtered juices), almost all vegetables, beans and legumes, eggs, cheese and HIGH fiber cereals (10g per serving) like Fiber 1 and other high fiber foods.
In my case after 2 months on this diet (which doesn't really seem like a diet because I'm never hungry) my blood glucose dropped to 97 and surprisingly my weight dropped 15 pounds. I seem to have a new weight "set point" where I eat what I want but weigh 15 pounds less than I did on my former starch-laden way of eating.
But the main point of my writing this is that my PVC's have been reduced by over 95% !!
Why? I don't know. Is it that I'm not "insulin resistant" now, or something to do with my adrenalin level. Is it due to the weight loss?? I note another effect of this diet. Formerly I often experienced a sharp drop in blood pressure after eating, often associated with a severe PVC attack. This does not happen any more since I eliminated all starch from my diet and increased my fiber intake.
I should point out that I wrote to the author of that fine book, Dr Rob Thompson, and he doubts that the diet had anything to do with the reduced PVC's. However, I can't explain it any other way.