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I have had the same challenge for almost 30 years

I have had the same challenge for almost 30 years

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Posted by Mark Carney Sr on September 13, 2000 at 03:43:01:

In Reply to: I NEED ADVICE IN THE WORST WAY !!!!!!!!!!!!! posted by monica on September 11, 2000 at 16:57:41:

I began noticing them when I was in the Marines, at 18. I went to sick bay a couple of times with no clear diagnosis and then had the good fortune of having an "attack" while being monitered on an ekg, so the doctors were able to clearly identify what was going on. I was told I had PVCs, or Premature Ventricular Contractions and that though the condotion could be uncomfortable and disquieting that it was not a serious problem nor would it be until I got a lot older. I am now approaching 50 and have found, of the many things I have tried over the years, that what has consistantly worked best for me is to take about 1500 mg of calcium supplement every night just before going to bed. PVCs are usually, I have been told, caused by a misfiring of the nerves controlling the heart, causing the upper and lower chambers to fire out of the normal sequence. The feeling is often like a rapid skipping or momentary stopping of the heart and can create a lot of anxiety even when you know it is not a serious problem. The worst ones I have ever had made me feel like I was passing out, but those were over 10 years ago, before someone told me about taking calcium supplements, which I have read improves nerve function as well as strengthening bones. The only PVCs I have had in the past ten years have occured when I got lazy about taking it and not taken it for several weeks. It is my understanding that in order for calcium to be properly absorbed it's important to find one that is properly balanced with magnesium and potassium and that you absorb it best while sleeping, hence taking it just before going to bed. It is very inexpensive and easy to find. Hope that helps you like it has helped me. Please feel free to E me if I can help you in any way.

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