Pernicious Anaemia Society

Heart palpitations...still? Bad day

Hey guys. As I think I've state before I've always struggled with potassium. Level of 3.5 is the low end and mine has always been 3.4 to 3.6. Last checked when first starting injections a few months ago was 3.6 and dr didn't seem concerned. Not I'm not AT ALL sure it's from shots making potassium drop. I've always had palpitations maybe lasting a couple seconds or couple beats once in a while. The ones I'm getting since being on injections are frequent. They last so long I assume I'm going to drop dead. It terrifies me to no end. I can't think of any other issue that would cause these. They happen lying down, at work or gym.

I got intense in depth blood work from a dr a month ago and she's still waiting for my micronutrient labs and said she'd call the company asking where they are. Waiting another couple weeks to bring the palpitations a big deal to her seems too long :( I got potassium supplements... 99mg each

I also get a gram of magnesium chloride every few weeks through an iv. They help slow my rapid heart down for several days

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Dr Carolyn Dean's book, 'Invisible Minerals, Part 1 - Magnesium', is quite an eye opener. It seems that most of us are deficient in magnesium owing to diminished amounts in the soil and low magnesium can cause - amongst other symptoms - palpitations. If we're B12 deficient, we're probably also deficient in magnesium, potassium, as well as other essential vitamins and minerals.

Magnesium citrate powder is better absorbed apparently but best to start slowly as too much can cause diarrhoea.

Among the best reasons for taking magnesium is that it improves wrinkles 🤗. Dark chocolate and nuts also high in magnesium.

Good food sources of potassium are bananas, apricots, salmon, avocados, spinach


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