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chickie63, February 25,  2020  2:14pm EST

Afib and Mag

What is the best from of magnesium for Afib? Also taking xarelto. Thanks

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  • chickie63
    chickie63, February 25,  2020  3:08pm EST

    Thank you poojeanie

  • poojeanie
    poojeanie, February 25,  2020  3:15pm EST

    I'd be interested in knowing how it works for you! In a few weeks if you remember, post a reply to this thread :) 

  • Shannon5514
    Shannon5514, February 25,  2020  4:09pm EST

    I am taking 1000mg of Taurine and Taurate 125 mg one hour before bedtime. This combination help me sleep and it calms my heart. I have being trying this for one month now with no Afib incidents so far!

  • Jrincleve
    Jrincleve, February 26,  2020  10:27am EST

    I take 100 mg of magnesium glycinate twice a day and then do 4 sprays of magnesium spray at bedtime.

    I am a little confused since so many people say it helps but my cardiologist said I was wasting my time and told me not to take.

    He is head of cardiology at a premier heart hospital which adds to the confusion but I am going to keep taking.

  • poojeanie
    poojeanie, February 26,  2020  1:08pm EST

    My cardiologist is very experienced and top guy at my hospital and I told him last week about me switching and increasing my dosage and he said to me "Oh yes magnesium is one of the best things you can take for heart irregularities" which confused me too bc he put me on a beta blocker which until I started with the increased magnesium was making my episodes worse and more frequent. IDK why a top cardiologist would say "Don't waste your time" that's outright scary IMO... google it there is a lot of clinical proof it does help. JMHO good luck and if it's helping you then it's not hurting you is it? How odd he would say such a thing.

  • rfedd
    rfedd, February 27,  2020  12:13am EST

    I am a firm believer in Magnesium and potassium supplements. See my other post on this. Have you had a blood test to look at the levels? Electrolytes play an important role.

  • DkinAA
    DkinAA, February 27,  2020  12:58pm EST

    Melanie has pointed out that there haven't been good science-grade studies of the benefits of magnesium supplements, so our data are "anecdotal".  I started taking some myself tho (the Drs Best) even though I am skeptical of the supplements business in general because of the lack of regulation on what you are actually getting. Another issue is that we know our conditions are very idiosyncratic (differing between individuals), and if our episodes are pretty random, or are triggered by a miscellaneous bunch of factors, it gets really hard to separate cause from effect - which is what the some real science would help sort out. Has it helped me? I'm not sure. But it's not that expensive (at least for the amount I take), and it makes sense that it would help, so why not? 

  • sls642
    sls642, February 27,  2020  8:48pm EST

    I have a closet full of every vitamin, mineral. supplement etc., that doctors have recommended to me for my heart issues over the years. Unfortunately, the science simply fails to support a finding that any of them do anything. If you have regular blood screenings, any deficiences will be revealed. If everything is within normal range, why waste the money? 

  • poojeanie
    poojeanie, February 27,  2020  9:55pm EST

    I'm sure this will not be a popular opinion but I believe the pharmaceutical drug industry controls what doctors prescribe. Supplements are not certified by the FDA so they cannot be recommended by a doctor. However, if a patient asks a doctor about a supplement, the doctor can and often will give a favorable opinion. It was mentioned above that a cardiologist told the patient to throw away the magnesium claiming it did nothing. I strongly disagree with this. In my case, it has cut back dramatically on my ectopic beats and I've not had an Afib episode in almost 5 weeks (a record since my diagnosis last October). The "serum magnesium" doctors draw does NOT tell anything. Just bc the numbers are within normal range does not mean you are absorbing it. In order to get a true magnesium count you need what's called an RBC magnesium this is how much magnesium is stored in your red blood cells. If that is low, you need a supplement or to consume magnesium rich foods which today, are hard to get your hands on. GMOs do not have the nutrients real food do!  This country is filled with magnesium starved humans! 6 million people with Afib? Go figure!

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