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A-Fib and Metastasis, Taurine and Arginine?

OK Nalakrats and Patrick, just back from meeting with the cardiologist today. I don't have the complete results of the 2-week ecg monitor but I have a copy of an Urgent Message sent to the cardiologist during the testing from the firm doing the monitoring that shows the ups and downs of the irregular heart rhythms and rates. The range goes from 66 bpm to 154 bpm in 30 seconds. Assuming that this is the worst reading in the 2 weeks, it might show that my A-Fib is perhaps moderate. I have now stopped the medicine (Amiodarone). I take blood pressure readings regularly and they are generally in the 110--125 over 55-60, the heart rate is usually 55-60. The cardiologist is OK with this as long as I don't have significant episodes and with continual monitoring.

Considering the above, do you feel that it would be wise to supplement with Taurine and Arginine? I also saw my oncologist today and the results of last week's Pet/Ct scans indicate that the few small bone mets remain stable but the new scans have identified several enlarged lymph nodes suspected of metastatic disease. I have been on a 12 month holiday from hormonal treatment other than Avodart and Metformin but I will probably start a second round of estrogen patches shortly, my PSA has risen to 2.75 from a low of 0.08 a year ago.

Thanks for you advise,

jal

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Jal,

What are the measurements of your enlarged lymph nodes and are they in your pelvic area?

Rich

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jal,

I can't give medical advice, but here is the paper that led to my wife being cured of her A-fib:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/167...

It's clear, in retrospect, that she was deficient in taurine and arginine.

Check with your doctor first.

-Patrick

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Thanks Patrick, I'll run it through him and see what he says

jal

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Patrick,

Name of blood test to check for deficiency in taurine and arginine, for I have A-Fib. I will request test from my doctor and discuss results with him.

Rich

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Rich,

LEF has an Amino Acid Profile blood test, so each can be tested separately.

lifeextension.com/Vitamins-...

-Patrick

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Patrick,

I noticed that usually you state to take supplements on an empty stomach, yet some should be taken with food no? For instance, on a site describing the results of the testing done on 10-20 g of Taurine and 3-6 g of Anginine, it states that.."the total amount was divided into three or four servings and taken with meals and at bebtime"..Perhaps it doesn't matter, whu do you prefer the empty stomach?

jal

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I can comment on what helped with my a-fib, which I've dealt with for many years. I was on some med that wasn't very effective but my cardiologist prescribed rythmol as a "pill in pocket" to take when I had an episode. I asked if I could try rythmol (and 'toprol) as my regular drug. I ended up in atrial flutter. It was explained that rythmol was good at suppressing a-fib but tended to produce a-flutter. So they kept me in flutter and did a flutter ablation. That is less invasive, requires less operating time than a-fib ablation, so I went for that. I still take rythmol and a tiny dose of 'toprol. My a-fib is well managed now. I had no episodes while on a six month eligard shot. I have heard of L-Arginine and Taurine as remedies for a-fib and I do take those too.

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