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Long QT Syndrome?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by acouchy, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. acouchy

    acouchy Unwilling ME/CFS Participant Since 1998

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    Just got some test results back from my GP. My GP sent me for a electrocardiogram because I suspected that I have orthostatic hypotension. The result came back showing that I may have Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). Totally caught off guard by this. I don't think it is genetic and we looked up medications that can cause it and I am not on any of them. Has LQTS ever been mentioned in any ME/CFS literature?
     
  2. Chocolove

    Chocolove Tournament of the Phoenix - Rise Again

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    @acouchy There is some good news. Supplementation with magnesium and thiamine (vitamin B1) might help this.
    Since an estimated 70-80% of the population in the USA are deficient in Magnesium, this is worth looking into.

    This might be an easy fix (or not) but worth checking out before a doctor has you try something more drastic. Most doctors are not trained in nutrition and may miss this.

    Check out these articles:
    Hypomagnesemia - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypomagnesemia
    Deficiency
    of magnesium can cause ... hypomagnesemia is related to thiamine deficiency because ... The ECG may show a tachycardia with a prolonged QT ...

    http://www.easy-immune-health.com/causes-of-heart-palpitations.html

    Of course it would be best to run this by your doctor first - and include copies of the articles.
     
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  3. Marky90

    Marky90 Science breeds knowledge, opinion breeds ignorance

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    I seem to remember they found long qt or something with me at night on 24 hour ekg, dont know why. Other tests were fine. When i went out jogging they also found episodes of different tachycardia, which I had complained of before though no one believed me. My hunch is that something in the circulation is awry, as the echochardiogram was fine.
     
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  4. acouchy

    acouchy Unwilling ME/CFS Participant Since 1998

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    Thanks for the info. I will definitely look into it.
     
  5. acouchy

    acouchy Unwilling ME/CFS Participant Since 1998

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    Interesting. I also had an echocardiogram done about a month ago and everything was fine. I have been complaining to my GP for a few years that my lips look blue. I also have also noticed that I have changes in the colouring of my finger and toe nails. It does appear to be something going on with circulation.
     
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