Even though I am a Nurse that works on a telemetry floor I resist taking pharmaceuticals. However, when I developed my arrhythmia as mentioned by so many on this site, I tried their methods so they would not call me a noncompliant patient. Metoprolol gave me chest pain for the 4 days I took it, and could not tolerate it. I had not seen anyone mention Coconut water on this site but this is what I tried. I had been taking Magnesium called “Calm" which I had gotten at my local health food store and I took it when my symptoms were bad. But it was't as natural as food and I wanted a more natural supplement.
This is what I did and noticed: On hot days and sweating a lot, the arrhythmia were much more common afterwards. Also at night when laying down or on my left side it was real common and annoying, many trips to the ER. I bought my own EKG machine cause the doctors were not impressed by my discomfort...Apparently I feel every abnormal beat where many people do not. I started going to bed early to avoid the discomfort of the abnormal beating of my heart. I knew I was in Afib or would have rhythms of 3 quick beats in between normal sinus rhythm causing brief moments of shortness of breath. This is scary not matter how old you are....And at 48 years old they accidentally found an infarct in my brain. I'm not surprised given the abnormal beating of my heart and the confusion I was complaining about. That being said I started increasing foods that thin the blood, but this didn't solve the rhythm issues.
So with my experience on the floor I knew there are many things that can cause abnormal rhythms. Low blood flow to the heart (dehydration) blood pooling in the lower extremities because of standing for long hours (compression hose helps this), Electrolyte imbalances. The body doesn't just sweat out sodium, we loose other electrolytes that needs replacing.
I found that coconut water gives us Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Natural sugar. All of what Coconut water gives, is what we need for good neuromuscular health. So I started drinking an 8oz bottle a day. Problem solved. The days I forget to drink it, the arrhythmias come back slightly which reminds me I had forgotten. Some people as we get older have more trouble then others holding onto their electrolytes. I'm one of them.
The doctors never figured this out, they just kept giving me supplementation when my potassium dropped. We have to keep a good nutritional balance. Oh yes and Alcohol...This dehydrates and flushes the good stuff out. Its no wonder it can trigger abnormal heart rhythms, along with muscle cramps. Another reason to avoid it. Hope this helps.
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
Drinking coconut water has definitely reduced the number of arrhythmia episodes that I've experienced. I drink 8 ounces twice per day, upon rising and retiring. It contains a natural source of magnesium.
Its worth a try! By the way, I read the tip on this site. Thank you all.
I was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia 27 years ago this was something that I would not only hear in my head but would also feel in my throat. 2 months ago I started taking colloidal gold ( 1 full dropper full once per day) I now have had a constant regular heartbeat for the past 2 weeks. It is an amazing feeling . The colloidal gold is also credited with cleaning out the veins.
I have to admit I am very amazed that your site doesn't mention COQ 10 at all for the heart palpitations.!!???? I found a book on heart conditions and there it states to take 300 mg a day works..although too much can give you too much energy..so I bought some at Whole foods and took enough which really helped stop the palpitations and arythmia....so if I feel Palps coming on and I usually do if I drink too much wine...especially red wine..I take a 50 mg capsule of COQ 10.... Or 100 mg...also drinking water when I have wine helps ..so yes we all have to cut out the alcohol and or sugar....or suffer with Palps..one other thing I found that works, is Ginger capsules...taking one capsule twice a day with full glass of water tends to digest all the food in the stomach which also can cause Palps..... Xoxo ...L J
Kolin's post on the cayenne page is a GREAT description of an arrythmia!
Kolin (Nottingham, England) on 02/13/2011: "Yesterday I had, unusually while awake, a strong episode of atrial flutter, my chest felt like a washine machine full of golf balls!"
Gotta LOVE it. Next time it happens, I hope I remember this cayenne remedy. Another remedy to keep the golf balls out of the washing machine is CoQ10 on a regular basis. I started with a heavy dose and it worked right away. I was astounded. Then I worked my way down to a lighter dose. Less expensive.
I tried so many of the remedies on this site, and could find no relief. The arrhythmia was getting so bad, at times I felt like I would die. I even was getting desperate enough to consider going to a doctor - which I only do if I figure I am going to die. Then, I read about taurine on this site. I had been vegan for several months. I had wanted to be vegetarian, not vegan, but since I am allergic to eggs and dairy, it made me pretty effectively vegan. In desperation, I switched over to eating meat again and taking taurine as a supplement. Voila! In short order, the arrhythmias disappeared! I thank God for Earth Clinic!
I started taking EDTA for the purpose of cataracts, irregular heart beat, high blood pressure. Within 2 days of taking this, the irregular heart beat is even more irregular with even higher blood pressure. With the EDTA I take potassium, magnesium coq10 and selenium.
Has anyone else experienced this? I am considering discontinuing use, but I'm really hoping this is normal and if I continue taking it, it will clear up.
Well, it's me again and I am still searching for a way to address my heart situation. After a visit to two Knoxville, Tn cardiologists, I am at a loss as to what to do next. First of all I have been doing EDTA Chelation for over a year just to avoid just what is happening. I have been with over 300 heart by-pass folks and no way will they do another by-pass or stint. They don't even go to a cardiologist anymore. They use chelation to keep their arteries open.
My tests show that I have both a restriction and arrhythmia. I continue to do chelation but my cardiologists insist that I have a cardiogram and stints and bypass as they deem necessary. I refuse and they refuse to address my irregular heart beat. It pisses off heart doctors if you do chelation. There is no big money for them. Chelation cost's $ 3000 and by-passes are in the hundred of thousands.
Not only that , it pisses them off if you have an Anti Aging Doctor who does hormone modulation or supplements as I do. You got to do big pharma's stuff. You got to stay sick and visit them every few weeks.
At 73 , I thought I was in good shape. Upon reflection it appears that my heart damage was done when I was younger and in job stress as well as when I had Sleep Apnea. I will do better in the next life, if I don't come back as a goat.
Doctors don't like for you to challenge them. Just be a good little boy or girl and follow orders. It's a GOD thing. As a card carrying Redneck, I don't do that. They can kiss my grits.
Excuse my vent, but I had to or explode.
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Hello, I did the 2 TBSP of Epsom salt mixed with 8 oz's of water because I was having what felt like a skipped heart beat. I sprayed it all over my body & did notice that the skipped heart beats stopped within 20 minutes. Also I slept much better than I have in a long time. However the next morning I did have diarrhea. So my question is can a person get diarrhea from spraying the Epsom salt water combination onto their body this way? Not sure if it was from the spray or not. If from the spray then any suggestions on how much to spray in order to get the benefits of the magnesium. Thank you
The majority of arrhythmia cases I came across, were probably due to the accumulations of toxins in the pericardium, upsetting the normal heart rhythm.
Many compounds such as caffeine can make your heart increase its rate irregularly. As we age the ability of many tissues to eliminate by products is reduced. When such compounds accumulate in the heart outer layers, they will start to leak inside the heart and over stimulate its electrical system.
The surest and fastest way to eliminate these toxins is short water fast.
From my experience, the best remedy for arrhythmia is a 60 hours water fast.
Although mostly the results are achieved in the first session, it is very advisable to repeat it every month or two.
The Water Fast:
Water fasting is when you stop eating all food for the set period of time and drink water only.
It is advisable to drink 6 to 10 glasses of water during each 24 hours.
When completing the fast it is advisable to eat lite for the first day and then return to the regular diet.
Some people find starting with a 60 hour fast difficult, there fore if this is your case, I suggest to start with short fasts the first one for 24 hours, the next month do a 36 hour fast and the following month the 60 hour fast.
There is a lot of reading material available about short water fasting and anyone without experience is encouraged to learn about it prior to commencing a fast. You can also find people who professionally supervise fasters.
When fasting, the best method to determine the detox level is by checking the urine for color, smell, mucous and more. Other indications are tongue, headaches and more.
When encounter with harsh detox, an increase in water consumption, a glass or two, may reduce it. If this does not work, drinking some lemon juice with a little honey or maple syrup may reduce the detox rate. You must take in consideration that the use of honey may stop the detox altogether.
Please note that there may be an increase in arrhythmia at the beginning of the fast as the toxins leave the heart tissues. Controlled physical activity during such period may help to reduce the arrhythmia at that time.
Hi there. I have heart arrythmia (well HAD it) for about a year. I would have an episode where my heart was beating all over the place or skipping beats about once a week to once every 2 weeks. The episodes could last for most of a day and sometimes longer. They left me worn out and feeling crappy.
Now I am a big fan of oats and would eat them regularly but it seems that oats are not my friend. There came a time when I stopped eating oats for 3 months and for the entire time my heart arrythmia stopped (as did my frequent heartburn). I then ate oats for one week and low and behold both my arrythmia and heartburn returned. That was when I noticed the correlation and so I again stopped eating oats for a few months. The heartburn and arrythmia ceased immediately. Recently I ate oats again and the symptoms returned.
I therefore now do not eat oats. I can eat bread and I eat cornflakes every morning but no oats.
I've asked doctors about this but they seem to discard it and tell me I shouldn't have stopped taking the medication (which I took for only about 1 week as it seemed to make the arrythmia worse), even though I seem to have cured my problems without drugs.
I have found no scientific evidence for my case and have searched the internet for reasons for why it works but there seems nothing. In fact I have found a number of sites recommending oats for heart problems, so I can't explain it, but hey... cutting out oats from your diet to see what happens can't harm anyone so I hope this helps someone with the same problem.
(Des Moines Ia, Usa)
(Melbourne, Victoria Australia)
I developed an arrhythmia in 1996 two years after a car accident where my stationary car was struck by a drunk driving a 15 passenger van at high speed. In the accident I sufferred some damage to my neck, back, struck my head etc. I have since learned that damage to the vegus nerve can cause cardiac arrhythmia as well as numerous other problems. The doctor assigned by my insurance plan put me on a regimen of 600mg of ibuprofen every six hours for pain, not only in my back and neck, but also for an arthritic knee. Which had been operated on previously. I have learned since, that Ibuprofen and other "nsaids", in high dose (over 400mg/day), can damage the myelin sheath which is the equivalent of electrical insulation on our nerves. I have read that this can cause nerve impulses to leak and activate muscles along the path of the nerve which can result in twitches, spasms, or arrhythmia. Long term use even at lower dosages can also have the same affect.
If a person already has arrhythmia, then I imagine use of these types of drugs may make the problem worse. I also learned that most nsaids cause red blood cells to clump together unnaturally, Which leads to stroke. Especially if one already has an arrhythmia. The first course of action we need to take is to find a physician who wants to cure us instead of treat us with the pharmaceutical industry crap for the rest of our lives which in most cases causes a host of other problems requiring more wonder drugs.
Thanks to my naivete in trusting my doctors I have become disabled, suffered two strokes, developed constant diarrhea, dizziness, temporarily lost the ability to swallow, and temporarily went blind in my right eye. On top of this I developed M.R.S.A. while in the hospital. Western Medicine SUCKS! The criminals at the A.M.A. , F.D.A., the drug conglomerates, Insurance companies, Politicians with price tags around their necks, and the so called JUDICIAL SYSTEM that covers and protects their miserable asses all need to be completely destroyed and rebuilt, with the best interest of humanity as the goal instead of the bank accounts of the scumbags in power.
How does one safely withdraw from a time-release calcium channel blocker? I want to take only herbal or other natural remedies for my arrthymia.
(Mt.shasta, Ca, Usa)
Arrhythmia - I used to have lower heart rate but I found natural remedies from the guava leaves which this plants grows abundantly in our place. I picked 8 pieces of young guava leaves and chewed it then juices was taken then a matter of minute my heart beats returns to normal.
There is an undeniable relation between the gut/digestion issues and Arrhythmia (irregular heart beats, PVCs)
It has taken me two years to identify, research and educate myself on this connection. Look into "Roemheld Syndrome" first discovered by a German scientist while studying caloric intake on the digestive system. RS explains the Gastric Cardiac effect of stomach gas, acid reflux, and dysbiosis in irritating the Vagus nerve and how that triggers our irregular heart beats among causing other life bothersome side effects, like chest pain, dizziness and vertigo. It usually begins with a case of post infection IBS, which I believe is related closely to SIBO/leaky gut syndrome. By the time you are experiencing RS, you must understand that your gut has been compromised and mostly your vagus nerve as well, which in turn leaves your Autonomic nervous system in jeopardy as well.
This is one of the most under diagnosed and controversial syndromes in the world today, doctors do not want to admit the relation of the gut on the heart even though all the science is there to prove it.
This is a serious condition to say the least. I have struggled with this for two years and eventually it lead to severe Dysautonomia (POTS) recently as well as diminished adrenal function, where I have been extremely dizzy when standing up, fast irregular heart beat and overall fatigue.
Every case is different of course, I am still trying to heal myself so I am not able to mention any remedies so far except
HEAL YOUR GUT, find out your food sensitivities and eliminate them, eat small meals, trying a low fodmap diet (creates no gas) starve SIBO, burp when you can, Zinc Carnosine and D-Limonene might help but I am still not fully recovered, will stay in touch with more news.
Note to EC: please do more research on this topic, it may help many people.
For more about RS here is more info:
http://www.dpmartinjunghöfer.de/pdf/Breath Training for Roemheld Syndrome.pdf