Same here Afib much worse at night and as each day goes on (evening). Can't lay on the left side as it makes it much worse! How do we resolve this??
What type of arrythmias did you have?I have atrial fib and atril tach (svt) .Would it help with svt or afib? I did try years ago a magnesium chelate supplement and Q10 ,and it seems to make my palps worse. So I stopped taking them. Is the mag.malate better to take for any arrythmias?If so how much do you take?
Magnesium Malate is actually the best form of Magnesium to take for PAC or PVC because not only is it a chelated form which has a high bio-availablility but the malate form works with a part of the Krebs cycle that targets muscle cells including your heart muscle cells. Studies have shown the people who die from PVC induced MI had a very low functioning or non exsistant Magnesium Malate Kreb cycle function. I am in a Respritory Therapy program and we have to know ion function as a matter of routine to keep patients alive. Magnesium is a ion that is critical in the balance of homestasis as it relates to cell function. It is simple in the fact that if your magnesium is low your cells lose their ability to perform their normal function and in the case of heart muscle pace maker cells they will lose the ability to fire properly at regular intervals causing PAC & PVCs. Also normal blood serum levels of magnesium does not indicate that magnesium in your cells is normal or not deficient. Thus the chelated forms should be taken as most know by now. I had arrythmias that were getting so bad that it was getting hard to breathe on occasion. I started taken Magnesium Glycinate and my PACs went down by half. Then I read the studies on the Krebs-Malate cycle combined with my own knowledge from my University work. I do not have ANY arrythmia as long as I take the Malate form of Magnesium. I take Magnesium Malate from Source Naturals.
Did a doctor diagonose you with afib,or did you? I would say if you keep having issues have your doctor put you on a events monitor.Its pretty much the same as a holter monitor,but it is worn for longer periods or until your heart acts up .That way it can be recorded right then.My doctor wanted me to wear one until my heart acted up,and it was recorded and found out I had atrial tach,and afib.My doctor believes the atrial tach brings on the afib.My heart on occasion will act up at night and in the morning .I also cannot lay on my left or right side at night or ever.I normally have to lay on my back all night and if I happen to turn the wrong way my heart will go into atrial tach.I think its pretty odd it does that,but have learned to deal with it.For me afib feels like a rattle in my chest just constantly shaking,its so annoying.Are you on any meds? Im on atenolol,and it seems to help somewhat.
I have a lot of night time rhythm issues after I fall asleep or am trying to fall asleep....I'm convinced I either go into afib or v-tach, but of all the monitors I've worn, it doesn't happen then, so I don't have that official diagnosis. If you have not seen a cardio or EP, you probably should. I have GERD which seems to cause rhythm issues for me as well, and more so at night. For me, it's my right side. I take a beta-blocker that helps keep my tachycardia under control, and anxiety can certainly make rhythm issues worse (I speak from personal experiences). Wishing you a restful night's sleep!
My suggestion would be to consult an EP. In 2009 I had my first episode that was diagnosed as Atrial flutter. After an ablation for flutter, I went into Afib. and had a PVI last August. Priot to all of this, I was pretty active and no history of heart issues with me or in my family.
As the cardiologist explained to me he is the plumber and the EP is the electrician for the heart. I have been told and also experienced, as time goes on and your episodes continue to occur, they will occur more frequently. I would encourage you to get checked out by a EP, (cardiac electrophysiologist,) to get an accurate diagnosis.