I don't like it, but I can sort of cope with atrial flutter. It's the atrial ectopics that get to me, although Bisoprolol seems to be helping. I am thinking of giving the Mag citrate another go but it goes against the grain to do it on spec.
Here's my reasoning. There is no evidence that Magnesium has any clinical benefit in people who are well and N.I.C.E tell us not to do it. However that doesn't mean it doesn't work.
If I take it and the ectopics go away, does that mean I need to carry on with it permanently? Or did the ectopics go away because I was less stressed..or because I had started drinking a couple of glasses of wine in the evening like I used to?
Being a science graduate, I need a blood test at the very least, is a red cell Magnesium really the answer? In the absence of any other suggestions, I will have the blood test and try the Mag again, while keeping other things the same where possible.
I would be interested to hear how Mag helps you, or if it didn't, and why you feel it is definitely the Mag that is helping you and not something else. Has anybody ever had a low red cell Magnesium level. or ever had it checked (not the serum Mag)
Edit. It has been pointed out to me that significant problems with Magnesium supplements are relatively rare so I have removed that sentence about Magnesium toxicity. Sorry about that