Diltiazem and magnesium

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Magnesium is (as Itdood said) in fact an antiarrhythmic drug (a calcium channel blocker) and it's not known to have proarrhythmic effects (except if you suffer severe hypermagnesemia, and you would have arrhythmias anyway). Magnesium chloride and magnesium sulphate is given IV to convert dangerous (ventricular) arrhythmias. In some people (including me), magnesium have a great effect suppressing PACs.
Hello and hope you are doing well. Diltiazem is known to cause Angina, AV block, bundle branch block, ECG abnormalities, palpitations, and ventricular extrasystoles. If Afib is not responding to cardioversion then catheter ablation may be the choice. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
The first in two years landed me in the Hospital. My meds were changed from Metoprolol to Diltiazem 360 mg per day and Fleconade 50 mg 2x per day plus Warfarin. The Metoprolol 25mcg 1 x daily has been making me wheeze for the past four years, but no one ever thought to change the meds. I have been on this new med protocol for 1.5 weeks. I just started the Fleconide and Warfarin three days ago. My question is I need to loose 45 pounds asap.
Unfortunately (I say this because I don't like taking pills anyway), my cardio put me on Diltiazem a month ago because of some chest pain and upcoming surgery (I sailed through that). It's been most helpful but I still grimace and rebel each morning when I take it. LOL Dr. Oz is a character, isn't he? Wish all doctors were that helpful and personable.
i wonder what anyone gets in the # of pvc's. am i good or bad?i also take diltiazem, potassium and magnesium. am thinking of taking taurione, but don't know enough about it yet. if anyone here takes flec and taurine, please resopnd.
I also started doing the Sinatra Solution program of C0Q10 and magnesium (which I was taking before), D-Ribose, and L-Carnitine. My palps have gotten greater in frequency.but generally lower in intensity if that makes any sense. I have far fewer days with none or a few.but maybe I am just getting used to them? Every time a cardio has seen and interpreted my palps they have said they were PVCs as opposed to PACs. But the only one I ever had while having an echo was a PAC.
My most recent echo onlyn showed mild mitral regurgitation which is no biggie they said. Now I am on diltiazem and it isn't working. Nothing works. What I really want is another ablation so I can just live my life normally but my current cardiologist won't do it. The last one worked so well. I was like a new girl for 7 years. I guess my question is this: Do hormones cause these PVC's??? Is it normal to get them this bad before a period????
Taking Diltiazem, Lisinopril, Aspirin and Ranitidine as well. Have been having constant stomach and chest pains and the doctors are not able to find the cause- at least they don’t think it is a cardiac one./the chest pains/ My gastroenterologist suggested I stop taking Ranitidine and switch to Pantroprazole. I have read a lot about the interaction between Plavix and PPI’s but he thinks only Omeprazole have more effect on Plavix, not Pantoprazole.
Prograf helps patients who have had a liver/kidney transplant protect their new organ and prevent it from being rejected by the body. This medicine can cause the amount of potassium in your blood-stream to increase. For this reason you should avoid large amounts of foods that have a high potassium content, for example dried fruit, bananas, tomatoes and low sodium salt, while you are taking this medicine, also avoid potassium supplements. I had a bad reaction from eating these foods.
I jog and this helps for about 1 hour and then they come back stronger. I have bradycardia as well and very low blood pressure. Please give me some advice before I check out.
A few months ago the pacs led to atrial fibrillation and led me to the Icu unit of the hospital. I was put on two different drugs atenolol and diltiazem which seem to help alot I also went off all caffenine I dont know if youve ever tried 2 drugs together it might help. But Im not quite sure if your blood pressure would go to low? Just finding this support group has helped so much. I hope you feel better.
I forgot to add that I have been reading up on some of the Amino acids. Evidently, certain types of amino acids are suppose to help with vasospasms. I'll get back to you as soon as I finish my search on this.
I take hyzaar 50/12.5 and taztia for diltiazem 120 mg. I slept well at night except for a very occasional episode of very fast heart rate when waking up out of sleep. Now it has been too often that I have vivid dreams and also awaken with a very rapid heart rate and sometimes irregular beat. It was enough that I have called EMS until I am embarrassed. However, after being treated like a real panic attack case, I had atrial fibrillation in February.
There is some evidence low levels of intracellular magnesium and therapeutic response to intravenous magnesium have led to the suggestion that it may be involved. Also, low plasma levels of vitamin E in patients with active variant angina and improvement in symptoms when vitamin E is used supplementary to calcium channel blockers has been observed. Treatment for coronary artery spasm is with calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, diltiazem, verapamil, etc) and nitrates (nitroglycerine).
I've avoided meds all my life until recently because I didn't like the sluggish feelings they gave me. I only take Diltiazem now because it helps my chest pain and my Raynauds, both related to vasospasms. Flecanaide is a powerful drug. Unless you're having tens of thousands of ectopics day after day, I would ask the doctor to start you on something a bit milder.
For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
made me vomit and am currently on diltiazem 360 mg a day and propafenone 675mg a day. This combo is fairly effective in keeping what are otherwise near daily runs of tachycardia and palitations to a minimum. However this also makes me incredibly fatigued and almost constatnly dizzy (and no bp is not dropping too low). I'm wondering if anyone out there has suggestions as to meds that have helped them.
Yes, a bad rhythm in the heart can deprive the heart temporarily of enough blood flow and cause the pain you had. You were low on potassium and magnesium. Did they correct these? Low magnesium can cause severe muscle weakness if I remember correctly. I hope someone checks you out for a cause of this. I'm still concerned about a couple of things. Your BP is "okay" but it really is still too high and your heart rate is too high.
I am taking Diovan, Diltiazem, & Hydrochlorothiazide - for AFIB and HBC. I was told by dr that I needed potassium and magnesium. Do any of the items interfer with each other?
I found Diltiazem to be easy to switch to, in fact it seems that Norvasc might have had me spun-up a bit, as I seemed to become more relaxed with Diltiazem. It's almost one week later and the hives are reduced by at least 50%, but they are still there. Should a patient just stay on a med like this to see if the hives go away with time? Is there a good 3rd choice in the c-channel blocker class?
Too much magnesium can cause serious health problems, including nausea, vomiting, severely lowered blood pressure, slowed heart rate, deficiencies of other minerals, confusion, coma, and even death. More common side effects from magnesium include upset stomach and diarrhea. Magnesium competes with calcium for absorption and can cause a calcium deficiency if calcium levels are already low. Some medications may lower magnesium levels in the body.
Does anyone know anything else i could do to help my symptoms? I have been told magnesium works great. Any information is very appreciated. Iam worried and dont know what else to do. i was also told its inherited but no one iam related to has anything like these.
I just go back from my internist and she wants me to try a calcium channel blocker called Diltiazem. Just as needed to help with the pvcs. For example if I am having a bad day, she told me to break the 60mg in half and take it. I really hope this will help. I'm sick of these episodic bursts that last for a few hours. When they start up, the brief bursts of tachy also happen. Has anyone tried Diltiazem?
told me to stay on my beta blocker atenolol 50 mg and added diltiazem 120 mg. I have done that for 2 years now and it seems like knock on wood no more arrythmia problems. I had read that these drugs werent that safe to take together and I started getting nervous. We are military and sometime I feel as if I get brushed to the side I needed some expert advise from you all. I really like some input about these two drugs and make sure that together they wont cause heart failure.
He prescribed Zarelto, Diltiazem and Amodarone. I asked that the gastro dr and cardio doctor consult and supposedly they did....but I don't feel real confident since they are in opposing hospitals. My husband and I are not real keen on these added drugs when the real problem is the harsh side effects from the Incivek. Do any of you have any insight into this. The cardio guy wants to see him in FOUR weeks....hell that is a long time to take extra medicines that might not be needed..
and 400mg. vitamin E and wear a nitro patch at night for 14 hrs. and take nitro when needed. and diltiazem cd 120mg. once a day. I am supposed to call him in 3 weeks and see how I am doing, he also took blood work for thyroid and anemia. hopeful at some point they can get to the bottom of this. I at least have a little better outlook. I will keep everyone posted.
It's my understanding that these do. Do a google search on calcium channel blockers and dental decay. It brings up a lot of info on this subject. Sorry about the dental problems.
Low levels of intracellular magnesium and therapeutic response to intravenous magnesium have led to the suggestion that it may be involved. 3. Low plasma levels of vitamin E in patients with active variant angina and improvement in symptoms when vitamin E is used supplementary to calcium channel blockers has been observed. 4. Hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are thought to be risk factors. 5.
More recently I was given Diltiazem, still a calcium channel blocker, and other than the usual adjustment period with fatigue and headaches, it was fine. My doctor gave it to me for my tachycardia, not my run of the mill PVC's and PAC's. They're not considered a problem other than the heart hiccup sensation. I average 1-5 a minute. All you can do is try the medication, see if it helps, if the side effects are worth the slight decrease in PVC's. I doubt that they'll go away completely.
The third atrial fib was last Friday night. The doctor in the ER put me on Cardizem (diltiazem) and changed my simvastatin to Lipitor. They instructed me to cut back on the metropolol to 25 mg. twice daily and to quit taking it if my blood pressure dipped below systolic fell below 100 or my diastolic below 60. My question is how to I gradually stop the metaprolol? I read that I should wean myself off of it in a week or two but no one seems to know how to go about it.
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