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Contra21
Contra21
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Has anyone taken magnesium for ectopic heartbeats and felt a difference.? Ive suffered for 5 years and car take it anymore and scared to try as i tried once and felt worse ( Maybe just coincidence) im so fearful to take it incase i feel them worse. Please help im not COPING is any form fine to take o have citrate and glycinate both the same effect?

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IndiraK

Yes, Magnesium Taurate (as suggested by Dr Sanjay Gupta at York Cardiology- see his YouTube videos if you haven’t already) helped calm mine down a lot but if you tried this before perhaps you should see your doctor first. Best wishes to you.

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to IndiraK

We dont have taurate is taurine same thing?

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Polski
Polski
in reply to Contra21

Magnesium needs to be in combination with something. So you want magnesium and taurine combined ie 'magnesium taurate'. 'Taurine' is not combined with anything ie it has no magnesium.

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robsbird

Yes I take Re Mag and it works really well for me. It’s quite expensive but worth every penny to feel better. So sorry you feel so unwell, I do hope you feel better soon.

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to robsbird

Would any mag be ok citrate or glycinate scared to bur over the internet

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Padayn01
Padayn01
in reply to Contra21

I take magnesium glycynite from barefoot nutrition clean ingredients

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Contra21
Contra21
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Is it helping you? Last 5 mths on and off aching in legs and arms like dead weight and pins and needles. Im scared magnesuim will make me.feel worse. As i have ectopic , migraine thyroid now this . Is this ok ingredients?

MAGNESIUM GLYCINATE (OPTICHEL™ MG) 491MG EQUIV. TO MAGNESIUM 70MG.

MAGNESIUM CITRATE 389MG EQUIV. TO MAGNESIUM 60MG.

MAGNESIUM AMINO ACID CHELATE 300MG EQUIV. TO MAGNESIUM 60MG.

MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE 150MG EQUIV. TO MAGNESIUM 10MG.

TOTAL MAGNESIUM 200MG.

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Polski
Polski
in reply to Contra21

Both are fine, but be careful that the citrate doesn't give you diarrhea, as that would make your heart problems worse. Start with the lowest dose.

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Padayn01

Is it helping me answer is maybe slightly been taking one tablet a day for 10 weeks I still get skipped beats and ectopics I’m also 16 weeks post abalation, but been getting no aching legs or pins and needles, what does your GP recommend?

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Padayn01

Gps are.useless. electrophysiologist says try magnesium. For 3.mths had them 5 yrs but scared to take magnesium incase they make them worse!

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Polski
Polski
in reply to Contra21

If the magnesium seems to make the legs or ectopics worse, then stop and try again a week later, and see if you get the same result. If not, then put the problem down to something else ie the magnesium is OK.

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Padayn01

Yeah your right GP are krap, ok here’s what I know magenisium is a very important mineral for the heart there are people on this forum who have taking magnesium and stoped there ectopic beats altogether, but I know taking to much magnesium is not good either as it can cause heart to do palpitations and can cause upset stomach, I was like you but scared to take it but the great guys on this forum plus did my research I found magnesium glycinate was the best one for me I just take one a day don’t really want to push it to 2

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Padayn01

Ill only take 100mg . You think ingredients are ok night bought today m organic 1

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Padayn01
Padayn01
in reply to Contra21

Send me a link to the one you brought let me have a look

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Contra21
Contra21
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Padayn01
Padayn01
in reply to Contra21

Company looks ok, reviews seem ok one review said it helped with there cramps did someone recommend this to you

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Padayn01

Lady in a shop not even cardio could rec me a good 1. I was thinking this pureencapsulations.com/magn...

I have this also....

diasporal.com/

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Padayn01
Padayn01
in reply to Contra21

This is the one I take barefootnutrition.co.uk/pro...

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Padayn01

Im in Australia dont have that 1 this is that problem i dint know which to buy

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Padayn01
Padayn01
in reply to Contra21

Oh I see your in Australia, yeah not sure which is the best one out of those you sent me, but I always check the company that makes these products to make sure they are a good company and legit

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Padayn01
Padayn01
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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Padayn01

I gives up im scared alone and even more confused

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Polski
Polski
in reply to Contra21

The one the lady in the shop recommended looks very good. Go for it!

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Polski

Which one is that I’ve confused myself as u said avoid aspartame and ingredients have it

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Contra21

Was ot thr fusion one you rec or pure encapsulation?

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Polski

Avoid magnesium oxide or aspartate. Try any of the others. Magnesium is essential for the body, 300 processes in the body depend on it. I found it immediately helped my sleep. Check with your doctor that there is no reason why you personally should not take it, but ignore him if he says they are a waste of money - doctors are not trained to understand the benefits of supplements. Then start with a low dose and increase it each month, say, as you gain more confidence. Keep taking it for at least six months to get the full benefit. If it helps then continue.

This is not a drug, so is unlikely to make you feel worse. What medication are you taking? If you are on a statin then it is CoQ10 that you need for your legs.

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Polski

Citrate ok will still work the same as others? I have diasporas in water other tablets a huge I need help to make sure I’ll benefit are they all the same?do you take mag

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Contra21

All I have are ectopic beats heart ok just terrify me. Have hypothyroidism and vertigo but fear supplement idiot I am just scared symptoms will exacerbate. I did citrate for a week felt ectopics worse but maybe need to stick to it

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Polski

Your problem is fear. Lots of people with heart problems take magnesium. Always start with the lowest possible dose. All of the ones you suggest look fine, so use the ones you've already bought first. It will take time for you to see the difference it makes, so persevere, unless you get diaorrhea. That will cause you to lose electrolytes (including magnesium) so will not help. All the different magnesiums will give you magnesium, but oxide is cheap and causes problems, so avoid it.

I think the confusion with magnesium aspartate is mine. Aspartame (a sugar substitute) is definitely to be avoided (as is monosodium glutamate) so check that you are not eating anything which contains them (eg coke I believe), but I now see that magnesium aspartate has very different properties so should be Ok. I would not choose these tablets if the maximum ingredient was magnesium aspartate, but actually it is the minimum and all the other ingredients are excellent - so go ahead and use what you have bought, or what the lady in the shop recommended - they both seem to have very similar ingredients. The important thing is to take it.

Also try eating nuts and seeds, as they contain magnesium too. Your body needs lots more magnesium than our modern diet normally contains, so we all tend to be short, and it takes time to build up our stores. A blood test will not be helpful as the body always trys to keep the same amount in the blood. It is the store that the body can draw on that we need to increase, and the body only absorbs it slowly. Hence the recommendation to keep going for at least six months.

Check with your doctor that he sees no problems for you to take it and then . . . take courage!

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Contra21
Contra21
in reply to Polski

I know im such a baby! Having heath anxiety doesn't help. Did mag help you? What do you think of these 2?

pureencapsulations.com/magn...

naturalstacks.com.au/produc...

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Polski
Polski
in reply to Contra21

They both look good. Magnesium Taurate is particularly good for hearts, but any of these would work well. Just not the magnesium oxide I mentioned earlier! You may find you become less anxious on magnesium after a few weeks.

You could look on the AFA HealthUnlocked site. You will find that there are often people there with anxiety - It seems to be connected with many heart problems, so don't blame yourself, but read what others are saying or being advised there . . .

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Grshppr710

Yes. Magnesium. In the evening before bed. It's called natural calm. Fizzy white power dissolve in water. Taste good. Gentle on tummy. I get from Amz.

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teach2learn

Though apparently others have found it to help, extra magnesium didn't change anything for me (except bathroom habits). However, nearly three years after my 2nd ablation, when I was getting more noticeable arrhythmias back, I began a regimen of 400 mg liquid Coq10 daily. To my thrilled amazement, the flutters etc. backed off down to less than my pre-diagnosis levels (one or two noticeable less than daily). This has sustained for a year now, and I can't think of any other reason for it. Worth a try.

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Polski
Polski
in reply to teach2learn

If it changed 'your bathroom habits' then you were probably losing it all, so it won't have had any effect. The body doesn't absorb magnesium easily. Try a more expensive version, and start on a low dose, so it doesn't change those habits, then you will grdually begin to see the difference, but you must take it daily, preferably with food, for at least three months - or six.

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Longqt

My Dr stated for me to take magnesium aspartate 500mg twice a day. I am in Australia and take the Blackmore's brand. I stay away from citrate it was explained to me, I forgot why. I have taken this for IST/ SVT and long QT. It helped me alot. The supplement bottle states to take more but I just stick to what my Dr said. Side note.... Tried one of those float pods we have in Australia with the magnesium in the water. That was too much for me to handle at once. But was still fine having it.

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