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Tachycardia and electrolytes

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by alice111, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. alice111

    alice111 Senior Member

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    What electrolyte imbalances can cause tachycardia?

    Which electrolytes can improve tachycardia?

    What is the best way to balance/replenish electrolytes without causing deficiencies?

    Are there other causes/treatments for rapid heartbeat? (If there is another post where this is already answered can you please link me?)
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I just found out my feeling my heart beat all the time was from low potassium. I started taking it when I started methylation and it made a huge difference. I used to take 30 mgs propranolol every night and now I'm taking 10 mgs and that's only because I didn't want to cold turkey.

    When I feel it starting I grab 200 mgs potassium and I'm good.

    I did try Nuun, which is an electrolyte balance but it didn't help like the potassium

    And I don't have POTS. I just feel my heart beating all the time, annoying.
     
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    alice111 Senior Member

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    The potassium helped? Do you take any other electrolytes? Eg salt water, magnesium, calcium?
    I have upped my potassium but it doesn't seem to be helping...
     
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    My fast heart rate to a large extent went away after I started drinking distilled water. I occasionally drink a bottle of gatoraid which doesn't seem to have any effect. I did switch to spring water for a short stint and none of my symptoms came back. So I suspect it's the tap & well water here in s central nm. Way too high in minerals and or poor combination of them.
     

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