Originally Posted by b0redmember
I am sorry you are having the night surges, I don't have any real advice other than to tell you I used to get them really bad too. Now I get them about once a month and they seem a lot milder so there is hope that this will also pass!
Do you mind saying what supplements helped your palps?
Hang in there!
Thanks for the hope that this will pass!!
The supplements worked far better than I had expected. You know how you read about a supplement and it sounds so great and the cure for whatever ails you and then the reality is - they don't
I found a book written by a cardiologist at my health food store. Dr. Stephen Sinatra. He's a real cardiologist (not just homeopathic doc) but has begun supplementing his heart patients and has seen improvement in their quality of life. There was a section in his book for PVCs (the kind of heart palp I was getting). He recommended supplementing with CoQ10 180-360 mg per day, L-Carnitine 1000-2000 mg per day, D-Ribose 7-10 grams per day, Magnesium 400-800mg and fish oil 2-3 grams. I began doing that program and my palps were gone within 2 days ((KNOCK ON WOOD!!!)) No flopping around in my chest. Once in awhile I still get one, but not long runs of them that were keeping me awake. I'm not taking the maximum dosages, somewhere in the middle.
I felt ok taking these things because they are all enzymes or nutrients that are in your body but some begin to decrease after the age of 40. CoQ10 begins decreasing with age and it is very beneficial to the heart cells and pumping action of the heart muscle. Same with L-Carnitine. The Ribose is also a complex sugar used by our cells to make energy but as we age begin to not convert our food as efficiently to these sugars for the cells to use. Then of course we all know the benefits of magnesium and fish oil.
And as a side benefit, CoQ10 is supposed to help brain function and has shown some promise in warding of Parkinson's disease. No side effects so far so I'm going to keep taking the stuff for a good long while till I feel normal - whenever that may be.