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UserID: miss spice bomb Type: CurePVCs Joined: Jun 29 2013
Thread Started: Sep 21 2013 Last Post: Dec 24 2013 Last Post By: miss spice bomb
Origin: General Topics Total Posts: 14

Taurine

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Posted Dec 07 2013#11 of 14
RobinoftheHoodUser Since: Nov 2013Posts: 2Miss Spice Bomb, I think the 500mg of Taurine is quite low. I'm no doctor, so I can't recommend an increase but the studies I read have people taking 2000-6000mg per day, and from what I've read Taurine has few if any side effects (assuming one sticks to recommended limits). I'm taking the recommended amount of powder form Taurine from NOW supplements (3000mg per day), it just has the precaution that if your on any medicine to consult with your physcian to ensure it won't interfere.

I've been 'self medicating' for lack of a better term, although just with supplements. The doctors told me to ignore the pvcs or take beta blockers, but it seems from my experience the issue was electrolyte/nutritional imbalances or deficiencies. Nutritional supplementation has worked great, but I'm hoping to examine further if there was some reason I was low, I suspect it might be digestion related as I've had a lot of digestion issues and am wondering if the nutrients were not being well absorbed requiring me to take higher doses through supplements.

I found taurine to have a very relaxing effect. I felt very stressed before I took it, more stressed than I've ever felt before, for no particular reason as when I was having the pvcs was not a particularly stressful time for me. Once I started the taurine my pvcs went away and my stress and tension levels dropped off dramatically as well, back to what was normal for me. I've been on the taurine for a month now and still no pvcs :)
Posted Dec 07 2013#12 of 14
Andrew90User Since: Sep 2013Posts: 10That's great to hear that you've found something that works so well for you. In my case, I've been supplementing with 400 mg of Magnesium Glycinate for over a month now, and my PVC's are virtually gone. So, for me, it seems that I had a Magnesium deficiency, because before that everyday I was getting PVC's. Everyone who experiences these unnerving ectopic beats should try various things, instead of just resorting to doctors advice and trying to "ignore" them. I also take an alpha-blocker by the name of Guanfacine which keeps my resting heart rate in the 60s instead of the 90s when I had constant anxiety. Perhaps this helps with my PVC's a bit, but I would definitely attribute the Magnesium Glycinate to mitigating my situation.

As for Taurine, I am going to consider giving that a trial, as I have a full bottle of Jarrow Formula 1000 mg Taurine. It might help a bit more with both anxiety and chipping away at what little PVC's I still get on occasion.

Thanks for reporting back to this thread on your progress!
Posted Dec 22 2013#13 of 14
alfy12User Since: Oct 2013Posts: 22Hello all,

Just passing on a caution in terms of Taurine usage. I have been taking approx 800 mg of Taurine per day as part of a range of supplements I take. On Thursday last week I consumed more taurine than usual (approx 1300 mg). All was well until mid day when I had what I would describe as a flutter from my heart. Two episodes of approximately 3 seconds each separated by one normal beat. This did unsettle me and I felt unwell for the remainder of the day. Talked to my doctor who increased my Isoptin to 120 mg per day. The only thing I did different was take the extra Taurine. It might not be the culprit but I'm back to myself after stopping the Taurine. Just take it easy with the Taurine.

Cheers
Alf

Posted Dec 24 2013#14 of 14
miss spice bombUser Since: Jun 2013Posts: 47Hi Alfy!

The flutters your describing could be a few pvc's in a row and in normal hearts its still not a danger!!
I get them sometimes and it can feel like fluttering!! It can also feel like a machine gun going off in your chest!
There are so many sensations to pvc's! It took me ages to get used to them!!
So you think the Taurine was the culprit then?
My pvc's have been rather quiet over the last 3 days maybe averaging only about 100 per day!!
Its been heaven!!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas :-)
Take care!

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