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PUGDOGMOM55 Posts: 84
4/8/14 1:10 P

It does help. I am on 400 andonce my body got used to it, my last SVT that took me to the ER was in December.

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,159
4/8/14 12:51 P

I've had an extra heart beat since I was a teenager. I used to think my heart would stop and when I told my Mom that it scared her.

Only recently my cardiologist said it is not a skipped beat, but an extra beat. He put me on 250 mg of magnesium/day. It helps.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (485,918)
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4/8/14 12:13 P

My doctor put me on magnesium supplements to help with my Meniere's symptoms!

PUGDOGMOM55 Posts: 84
4/6/14 8:18 P


thank you
Coach Jen for the info. I notice they say for my age group 310mg a day. My cardiologist has me on 400 and so far with the help of the Cardizem it has held the attacks at bay. I need more bran in my life.

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4/6/14 8:14 P

Thanks PUGDOGMOM55 for this question and thanks Coach Jen for that link. Very helpful.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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4/6/14 8:04 P

Thanks for the link!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 64,353
4/6/14 7:21 P

Here's some info you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/reference_min
erals.asp#magnesium



Also keep in mind that magnesium isn't one of the nutrients required to be reported on a food label, so you could actually be getting more of it in your diet than you think.

Coach Jen

PUGDOGMOM55 Posts: 84
4/6/14 11:36 A

I have SVTs but have been controlling them with magnesium and some of the meds the doc prescribed when I can't get my heart rate down myself. I know that menopause brings this on, and it did for me as well as other triggers but since I have been taking large doses of magnesium, I have not been to the ER to convert since 12/21/13. Does anyone have an idea about how to get more magnesium in their diet and still lose weight? Especially vegetarians.

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