Anyone have success treating PVCs with magnesium and potassium?
I've been suffering with PVCs now for about a month. They came on suddenly with an increase in my exercise routine. I had been working out on an elliptical but was getting bored out of my skull so decided to try and start running again. I had run most of my life from the age of 17 to 36 when my first son was born then gave it up. But decided to give it a try again. That's when they became very severe causing me the inability to sleep more than a couple of hours. One night was so bad I finally went to the ER to be sure something more severe wasn't happening. Everything checked out fine but the heart monitor that was strapped onto me for more than an hour showed plenty of PVCs.
One thing I noticed on my labs was my potassium level was 3.8 and the normal range is 3.5-5.0. So pretty much on the low end of normal. I have been supplementing now with CoQ10, fish oil, L-carnitine, magnesium, d-ribose and a good multivitamin. I thought I had the flopping heart palps licked because after I began the PVCs were gone for the most part. For 3 wonderful days Then they came back
I'm going to my dr tomorrow and will ask for a beta blocker. I wanted to avoid that if I could, but sleeping only 2-3 hours per night isn't making my PVCs any better. But, I'm really wondering about the potassium level. Has anyone ever had a lower potassium level and PVCs? If so, did you supplement and find any relief?
The fact that it came on so suddenly with exercising outside in the heat and I did not drink electrolyte drinks only water, could this be my cause? I've tried eating potassium rich foods but just can't keep gagging down bananas and avacados to make up the difference. I hate this! I could handle them all day long if they want to flop around, but I just want to SLEEP!