Whilst magnesium has helped with anxiety and sleep

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Whilst magnesium has helped with anxiety & sleep to a certain extent, it hasn’t helped with the heart palpitations – in fact, they are getting worse (peri-menopause cause). I take 200mg mag citrate first thing in the morning and at bedtime, and 150g mag bisglycinate during the day (along with a ton on other supplements). Any advice?

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  1. No-one will prescribe me oral hormones (synthetic or natural), how do you know which OTC creams are genuine?

  2. Just curious, can taking too many supplements be harmful? If you flood the liver with too much supplementation, it can then lead to heart palps? Am I correct?

  3. do you mean fast heart rate or skippy/iregular heart beat?

  4. Coq10, l carnitine, and taurine are sometimes helpful

  5. That's why I take 2 supplements that protect and detox the liver Roberta Downer- Franklin. I already take Ubiquinol (better than CoQ10) and taurine Barbara Klink. I get nocturnal panic attacks (awakened by my heart racing) about 1 hour after falling asleep, and then skippy heartbeats during the day. These only occur around the time of ovulation and in the week leading up to my period – so clearly hormonally influenced.

  6. I use to call it the energizer bunny is always inside me. Since taking Magnesium Malate together with the rest of the Mag protocol, the bunny is silent 🙂

  7. same here!! i am 46–peri time!! last cycle i used natural progesterone cream–for 12 days leading up to period and guess what? no irregular heartbeats!! I still get them here and there–esp after I take magnesium supplements–which is why i joined this group hoping to get some answers as to why that would happen

  8. Same here. I was able to remedy my heart palpitations bu taking a good electrolyte supplement and fulvic minerals. I also made sure to reduce teh number of stimulants like coffee and dark chocolate. It took a while but now I almost never have the palps.

  9. So magnesium was actually causing them for you Jennifer Vonhag? I've been taking magnesium for several months now. The nocturnal panic attacks were happening long before that, and the frequent day time ones have only become a problem in the last month or two – I used to get them before, but not as bad as they are now. I gave up caffeine over a year ago and I don't drink at all. I'm 43 and I've been in peri for at least 2 years now.

  10. Cut out all caffeine

  11. Yes the mag triggers heart palps. I have tried a few kinds.. I tested low so i need it but cant figure out the deal

  12. Been caffeine free for over a year Wendi Prior!

  13. I have POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and was tachycardic all the time. Coq10 has handled my symptoms for the most part and keeps my heart in check so I don't have to take meds for it. Of course I take mag too 🙂

  14. On a ton of group posts, MJ Hamp has suggested adrenal support for palpitations with mag use.

  15. I tried Now adrenal support, but I didn't like the way it made me feel. Woolly-headed and zombie like :/.

  16. Perhaps sole.

  17. Have you tried the adrenal cocktail? I don't go a day without it. Also, do you know your magnesium RBC level? How much daily magnesium do you take, and how much D3? I used to get heart palpitations and extreme anxiety, then realized D3 (between 2,000 and 5,000 ius, depending) was driving down my magnesium even lower, despite supplementing with it as well. I stopped taking D3, really ramped up the magnesium, and started the adrenal cocktail, and that is a much less frequent problem for me.

  18. Magnessium lowers potassium, so if you are taking D, which lowers potassium, it will be exacerbated by magnesium. I don't do well with potassium sups. So I just have to make sure and eat a lot of high potassium foods through the day if I want to take magnesium.

  19. Lisa Ribaudo Brooks – I only take 400iu a day of D3 and 550mg total magnesium. I only have 1 properly functioning kidney, so I am wary of doing magnesium overload. I get plenty of nutritional potassium daily.

  20. Take out the D3 it's driving down your magnesium levels.

  21. And, the D3, taken in isolation. also causes potassium wasting in the kidneys.

  22. I second mag taurate and would add blackstrap molasses (high in potassium and other minerals).

  23. OK, I'll try dropping the Vit D, but if that doesn't help, then I'll take it again (simply because I get very little sunshine as it gives me hives). As for changing magnesium type, it'll have to wait until I've exhausted the supplies I've got – all these supplements are sending me broke LOL!

  24. Trudi Clements, an HTMA test by one of the recommended HTMA Practitoners with determine what minerals are out of balance. This way you'll get a health recovery plan and consult so you are only taking what you NEED to restore you body's minerals. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MagnesiumAdvocacy/693743030693769/

  25. One only needs 600 IUs of D per day. An amount that could be easily attained naturally with daily sunlight and a diet including fatty fish (including canned light tuna), milk, egg yolks amongst a few. See the following link.
    http://www.health.com/health/m/gallery/0,,20504538,00.html

  26. Thyroid is fine, everything is 'fine' that has been checked. Thanks for that Peter Nicholas, but I don't live in the USA :(.

  27. Many HTMA consultants work with people from around the world via Skype, phone or email. It will give you an individuals plan with support instead of everyone guessing and you taking unnecessary supplements.

  28. Trudi Clements, Peter Nicholas, works Internationally . You can PM him to touch base regarding what this test can do to help you recover your health.

  29. Trudi Clements you aren't vegetarian are you? Notice the above link on ways to get vitamin D. The natural sources are from animals. The reason being, vitamin D is actually a hormone not a vitamin, per say, the body can actually produce this "vitamin" on its own. No other vitamin or mineral can do that. That is why it is actually a hormone and comes naturally from animal sources. I wish it was called hormone-D not vitamin D, which is a misinterpretation of what it is.

  30. Trudi Clements, waking with panic is frequently from low blood sugar

  31. I'm not a veggie, but I eat/drink very little on that list, and as I say, sunshine brings me out in hives!

  32. Most that have had problems being out in the sun have been mag deficient. Once mag levels are restored the sun hives and rashes go away.

  33. It only happens at certain times of the month though Mary Tiedje Johnson, although I'm sure it's possible that the hormone fluctuations could affect blood sugar.

  34. Magnesium is not a one note. You need to support your other electrolytes and get the maggie cofactors as well. http://my-magnesium.com/

  35. This summer will be the test Chris Boyce, I don't think we've had any significant sunshine since I started last year!

  36. I take b-complex, zinc & taurine. Selenium is contra-indicated with heart disease. I have a pretty sound nutritious diet (according to Fitday, there's not much I'm deficient in), don't smoke, don't drink and have not had caffeine in over a year. Exercise 45-60 minutes daily, get 7-8 hours sleep, manage stress, so not sure what else I can do!

  37. Yep HTMA, u may be a slow oxidizer and need more potassium and sodium but u wanna confirm that

  38. Also mag taurate is best for the heart

  39. have you had your estrogen level checked? I was having a rapid hearbeat for several days and after testing found I had no estrogen at all. One of the symptoms of low estrogen is "rapid heartbeat". So you may want to have your health person check that. I use a compounded cream at a very low dose that seems to have taken care of it.

  40. I had my blood hormone levels checked about 8 months ago and was told there was nothing wrong. Of course that was merely a single snapshot in time and means nothing where peri-menopause is concerned!

  41. You may have adrenal fatigue which can cause heart palpitations and anxiety syymptoms as well as general fatigue and insomnia (wired but tired syndrome). In this case, you need magnesium, zinc, lots of vitamin C, and B complex to heal them over many months, and of course as little stress and as much sleep as possible. It's vital you do this asap as during menopause the body stops producing as much progesterone and relies on the adrenal hormones instead. This obviously stresses the adrenals further and causes more spikes and dips leading to more of the above symptoms.

  42. Also adrenal fatigue is only really diagnosed through saliva tests, as you may know, and isn't recognised by most doctors as it has no international drug code.

  43. I would increase your magnesium..you need magnesium to make progesterone…

  44. Mag Oil- but take it easy with one kidney. Add high K foods and make sure salt not low. All the co-factors are needed as above but your balance is more important than high amounts, I'd venture.

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