Hi Ted, I'm in desperate need of your help. I've been having heart palpitations for the past 2 yrs. I've been to the doctor, cardiologist, ER and they done EKGs heart monitors and nothing comes out. I sometimes feel dizzy, nausea and sometimes end up vomiting. My episodes last a few hrs but during the time I'm afraid of dying. Please help me... I am very desperate. Also, according to my doctor my blood test shows everything is fine.
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Posted by Misti (Westport, Ct) on 06/29/2013
A remedy my grandmother used to swear by was drinking a glass of ice water whenever she had heart palpitations. I tried it last night and it works. Yea Granny!!
Posted by Lani (Philippines) on 08/05/2014
I have a symptomatic Mitral Valve Prolapse with mitral regurgitation so palpitation is like a daily thing for me plus chest pains and fatigue. I learned about magnesium on the net and tried it right away and since then I no longer have palpitations and it also cured all the other MVP symptoms including insomnia. Just 400mg daily before bedtime. I've been taking it for 5 years now.
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Posted by Jay Jay (Emerald Beach, Nsw Australia) on 11/15/2012
My friend had severe heart palpatations that had me driving him to the hostpital one time after he had sat there for 8 hours with an irregular heart beat! The hospital did what they knew to do but nothing worked for him and gave no really useful advice.
For another issue he started taking magnesium and a little zinc. He didn't really notice that he hadn't had a heart palpatation until one day he forgot to take the magnesium. His heart went irregular by about 2pm. He started to get worried.
He remembered he hadn't had his magnesium tablet and within a few minites of taking it the palpatations had completely stopped!
Reading other posts, I wonder if that's why molasses has worked for some people as it has a good supply of magnesium?
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Posted by Jackie (Cape Coral, FL, USA) on 12/19/2008
Magnesium for heart palpitations/panic attacks: I thank God for this site. I was having scary heart palpitations at night, and I knew it was panic attacks. The only course my doc offered was xanax, and as I was rushed through the visit there was no time to talk alternatives. I am not one of those people who thinks happiness is a pill away. I did my own research, and decided to try a magnesium supplement. The FIRST NIGHT I was heart palpitation-free. I can't believe doctors would rather throw a dangerous pill at you rather than discuss the effects of diet, exercise, and soda (caffeine&aspatame) on your body. Try Magnesium first, and make sure you are getting your potassium too!
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Posted by Lucinda (Belmont, Sw, Nod) on 04/15/2013
Re: Heart Palpitations:
Take magnesium. Google: Dr. Carolyn Dean Magnesium and heart palpitations.
Take EFA's. Google: George Eby Heart Palpitations
Monitor your Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acid intake. The ration of 6 to 3 must be NO MORE THAN 4 to 1. Take a good EFA (Omega 3). Spend the money on a good one, to save your sanity and your heart. (See: selfnutritiondata.com for the ratios of Omega 6 to 3 in many foods. ) Good Luck to us all. Lucinda
Posted by Lori (Long Beach, Ca, Usa) on 05/11/2010
I have been having heart palpitations for a few months now. I thought caffeine was causing them and cut it out of my diet completely. Didn't solve the issue. I also tried various magnesium supplements, which gave me diarrhea and didn't stop the palpitations. About a week ago I decided to try magnesium chloride which I had bought a few months ago at an aquarium supply store but never used. I made up a 50/50 magnesium oil solution by adding 1 cup of boiling water to 1 cup magnesium chloride crystals and stirring until the crystals dissolved. After the oil had cooled, I slathered about 3 tablespoons of the oil all over my chest and also on my right armpit. I then put on an oversized, button down shirt, leaving it wide open at the top so the magnesium oil wouldn't get soaked in the cloth, and waited about 15 minutes before washing it off. Only 5 minutes into the treatment, I felt my whole body relax and the tense feeling I had in my chest immediately dissipated.
I have been doing this treatment twice a day now for the past 5 days and have not had any more palpitations. I feel so much better now! Hope this helps someone.
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Posted by Qamrul A. Khanson (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) on 12/08/2009
A palpitation is an abnormality of heartbeat that causes a conscious awareness of its beating, whether it is too slow, too fast, irregular, or missing in between at its normal frequency. I have been a heart patient for the last ten years and I felt worst from my palpitation.
Every fifth beat of my heart went missing and I felt a noisy gear like sound in my heart. The feeling was anxiety but no pain. I went to ER, blood analysis and ECG were perfect except my Magnesium was a bit low. Doctor attending me gave me a sip of Magnesium solution. I came back home hale and hearty.
The next day, I again noticed the palpitation, this time 15th beat was missing. I went to gym and did my regular yoga, cardio and light weight exercise. The palpitation was gone. Mind you I had not exercised due to flue like symptoms earlier. Since then, I keep Magnesium level to normal, keep exercising and eating less than what I use to eat earlier. I am better and have not felt palpitation yet.
I think controlling the amount and quality of food is key to solve the problem. Always eat and fill 1/3 rd of your stomach. Keep 1/3rd for water and 1/3rd should remain empty. You will live for a long time.
Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 02/10/2016
My Racing Heart - Valentine's Day is coming, so I thought I would share a remedy or three for my racing heart. When I climb the steps, and almost every time, After I eat, heart palpitations pay me a visit. It is not like I wasn't two-hundred and twenty pounds before with my five feet four inches of height. And when I was this size before, I did not have palpitations, so I hardly believe it's all a weight problem.
When I was just a child playing in the yard, the racing heart would happen to me now and then. I do not recall palpitations in my teen years, nor in my working years (an exception may be when on a seven day dry fast, I later learned to do those with water, and ten years older than that with water and a little juice).
Now in my sixties heart palpitations have become like a lurking enemy. One day, after a hard day out in the field trying to do some good in the world, I decided I wanted to eat something on the way home. However, I forgot to carry spare magnesium, this and prayer helps me to slow down the heart palpitations. I started to go on home, which was about an hour and a half away. Then I remembered Orange Juice. I bought a small bottle of orange juice, I made sure they listed that potassium was in it, this had rescued my racing heart before.
I know I must choose my food wisely, and I am still working on this. I drank a few sips of orange juice before I ate, and the another ¼ of the small bottle of the orange juice afterwards.
Thank God for Orange Juice. I was able to find something at the corner store to help me safely eat my meal without having a heart attack. I am sure I should probably visit the good doctor; there are still a lot of good doctors. I just do not like going to the clinic or hospital. Therefore, in the meanwhile, I am using prayer, magnesium and potassium to mend my racing heart. I hope this helps your heart too.
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Posted by Car5902 (Prospect, Ky) on 11/16/2014
Oh my goodness, I have been suffering from palpitations for years! I was on propranolol 20 mg qd PRN which helped but I was sick of taking meds. I decided to look up natural remedies after I quit meds and continued in agony with palpitations. I tries BSM today and am amazed at the instant results. I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much!
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Posted by Kellie (Frisco, Tx, Usa) on 03/10/2010
Heart Palpitations, Molasses
Having discovered the site in Jan and using Earth Clinic to cure my chronic sinus infections, I checked opinions for heart palpitations. Ever since going on a lot of medications 1 yr ago for my allergies (which I never had prior to 1 yr ago), about 6 months ago my heart would skip beats. It was very very scary! It usually occurred in the afternoon or evening. I dealt with it for 6 months and then looked up cures on Earth Clinic. I immediately used what I had and tried Ted's solution of baking soda and lemon juice (1/4 tea soda and 5TB lemon juice in a large glass of water). 30 minutes later they seemed better, but I was still having them. The next day I bought some Organic Black Strap Molasses. That night the palpitations started again and I drank another glass of lemon/baking soda and 2 TB Molasses. 15 minutes later they were gone!! I have been so scared for 6 months and such a simple solution solved my problem! I did not have another palpitation for a week! Then I had a few and immediately got out the molasses. 2 TB later and they were gone for a week. I just took another 2 TB tonight, which is my 3rd week. I notice each time they come back they don't occur as frequently or seem as dramatic. Each episode is less severe. The molasses is a simple/easy solution and I can't thank Earth Clinic enough for this great forum and the people who contribute!!! THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Judy (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 11/06/2008
I just turned 41 & have started feeling the grips of hormonal changes along with having a history of huge fibroids. I had 5 lbs of fibroids removed last yr in a robotic surgery that went terrifically & preserved my fertility :) I still want to have children & decided to take a natural, active involvement in my health. I have always worked out religiously since I was 15 so I've been in great shape & been able to tolerate the pain of those fibroids. But at age 41 I was finding that I no longer could run on the junk food that I liked to eat & was lacking energy along with not having a normal cycle. I wanted so much to have a normal cycle without the complications of a birth control pill. ACV gave me that :) But I was also dealing with more heart palpitations that I just couldn't control with my diet & vitamin taking. Yesterday, it was really getting in my way of life so I ran out & got the molasses. And I'm so happy to report that it made those nasty heart palpitations go away, gave me energy to go play tennis that evening ( in fact, I was burning the court with my energetic plays) & is helping my chronic constipation. I've gone to the bathroom 3 times since last evening to this morning and that's simply wonderful!!! I urge everyone to try ACV & molasses ~ they are TERRIFIC!!!!
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Posted by Wilma (Murrieta, CA) on 03/11/2008
I am 37, and my Grandfather used to give me BSM when I was younger. I have returned to using it since I have heart paplpitations and dizziness due to very low iron. I feel much better, and as one reader stated "the moons are back in her fingernails" so are mine.
I also drink Tonic Water around the cold/flu season to divert an oncoming cold.
Posted by A.C. (West Midlands, England, United Kingdom) on 03/11/2008
I've been taking a tablespoon of BSM daily for Heart Palpitations (which worked by the way). When cutting my nails yesterday, I noticed that the white, half moons at the base of my nails (I've forgotten the name for these) reduced in size by half within one week! I'm completely amazed! I heard these were due to mineral deficiency but I'd been taking supplements and had just given up. Thanks Earth Clinic!