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Has CoQ10 strengthened my pulse

secondtry
secondtry

I understand the reasons why an Alternative Practitioner put me on Mg & Co Q10; to improve the heart function with Mg relaxing and CoQ10 strengthening the heart muscle. Also, I think I read here someone use the music analogy that to avoid AF the 'Main Drummer' needs to maintain sufficient level to stop the band of little drummers starting up (i.e. an AF episode)

Having taken 200mgs of CoQ10 for sometime, my last 6 monthly test revealed I was well over the top of the normal range. My AP also noticed that my pulse had changed from slippery to much more pronounced/easy to take.

My question is have others pulse changed similarly and what do they put it down to?

Any info much appreciated.

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Isn't there a risk of adverse reaction when taking CoQ10 with beta blockers and some anticoagulants?

BobD
BobDVolunteer in reply to Beehive1

I've been taking Co Q10 from before I started warfarin and never had any issues.

Beehive1
Beehive1 in reply to BobD

That's good to hear Bob. I read somewhere that it could enhance or diminish the effects of beta blockers, anticoagulants and even statins. How much do you take and is it easy to source. Willing to try anything that might help!

secondtry
secondtry in reply to Beehive1

Yes, I also read somewhere to watch CoQ10 as a pro-coagulant, not sure if that's just on heavy doses, also read if you have a stroke take 400mg CoQ10 straightaway - needs some more research, when i get a chance. Lastly, that it is good for a lot of body stuff including dental issues.

I don't take BB's, AC's or Statins so on balance I think CQ10 is doing some good in my case. I get mine from Lamberts, which I understand is a reputable supplier.

Beehive1
Beehive1 in reply to secondtry

I agree regarding the research. Sounds like it is definitely worth pursuing.

BobD
BobDVolunteer in reply to Beehive1

Never taken beta blockers. I have a very stable INR on 4.5mg per day. Don't take statins due to leg pains. I take 200mg Co Q10 daily.

Beehive1
Beehive1 in reply to BobD

Interestingly some studies suggest that it reduces the muscle pain from statins and others suggest otherwise. I asked if I could avoid statins as my cholesterol has never been higher than 3.5% but stroke consultant said they want it at 3 as I have had a stroke even though it was due to AF and no stenosis!

I'll have a word with the pharmacist.

secondtry
secondtry in reply to Beehive1

I strongly suggest you do more research on cholesterol levels. Clearly after one stroke you are taking the best advice. However, in a person without additional issues and leading a healthy lifestyle the level of cholesterol is not an issue and some doctors are already publishing this.

eg I have had level 7 for 20 years and recently due to AF had my heart and carotid arteries scanned, all as clear as a bell.

Frances123
Frances123 in reply to BobD

What Co q10 would you recommend Bob, or rather the best place to get it from. Thanks Bob.

Secondry, may I ask what test were taken and improved as you are mentioning? ´"... last 6 monthly test revealed I was well over the top of the normal range."

Thank you in avance.

secondtry
secondtry in reply to Arveno

Yes I have a 6 monthly blood test via an Alternative Practitioner and BioLab in London. From memory the normal range is 0.9 to 2.1 and my last one was 3.3. The cost of GP surgery taking the blood, BioLab doing the analysis and a 15 min telecom with my AP to discuss the results is around £100.

Thank you secondary. I do not know WH.AT an Alternative Practitioner take for blood tests. Blood glucose, P-CRP , B-HbA1c. -...or ??? Excuse my lack of knowledge, I am at Sweden.

Sorry secondary not secondary.

secondtry
secondtry in reply to Arveno

I consulted a Naturopath and in the UK Biolab will only deal with qualified advisers and not direct with the patient. You do however have to get the blood taken by a nurse before you post it to BioLab and that is why I go to my local doctor's surgery. You don't have to have any other tests like you are suggesting. I hope that's clearer for you.

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