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UserID: Bill256 Type: CurePVCs Joined: Sep 04 2016
Thread Started: Sep 04 2016 Last Post: Oct 10 2016 Last Post By: simiritch
Origin: General Topics Total Posts: 2

Allergies and PVCs

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Posted Sep 04 2016#1 of 2
Bill256User Since: Sep 2016Posts: 1I've suffered with PVCs for 27 years. Right now I'm having more than I have had in a long time. It's ragweed allergy season. I go through periods of time when I don't have any PVCs. I have a combination of meds and supplements that normally keep them in control. My allergies to ragweed/ambrosia cause sinus drainage. The sinus drainage causes excess stomach acid, or somehow the allergies cause excess stomach acid. The stomach acid is painful and it goes on constantly day and night as long as the weed pollen is high. I take Nexium to reduce it but sometimes it is not enough, like for the last few weeks. I believe the excess stomach acid causes gastritis which affects my digestion. So I'm likely short on electrolytes. I know I've been low on potassium before as that was diagnosed during a hospital visit. They gave me potassium and I felt a lot better.

I've been taking Carlson's chelated magnesium glycinate for many years. It has helped a lot, but not enough. After reading some posts here, I've started taking extra potassium, in the form of coconut water and carrot juice. I can't eat bananas because they are cross-reactive to ragweed as the proteins are similar. I believe the coconut water and carrot juice has helped. But, I've also been taking Arginine and Taurine. I still had some annoying PVCs this morning. I was very discouraged by that because I though I had solved the problem. I probably just need to keep at it. It's only been about a week with the Arginine and Taurine. A few days with the potassium.

My allergies definitely cause excess stomach acid to the point that it is painful. I've experienced that only during allergy season for many years. That is not in question. There doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it. I take Allegra, Singulair, Astelin, and Flonase for allergies. But, in the worst part of the season it is not enough. I also do sinus rinse. It is all helpful but it doesn't solve the problem.

I know about the vagus nerve connection and my excess stomach acid could be triggering that. That's nice to know, but it doesn't help me solve the problem.

My hope was that providing extra potassium and magnesium would cause them to build up in my system so that I had plenty available when my digestion is bad because of the allergies and stomach acid. Maybe it's helping some.

I've also been drinking a lot of green tea with sugar. I switched from coffee because the coffee made the stomach acid worse. But I fear the the diuretic effect of the tea may be causing the elimination of electrolytes. And the sugar probably doesn't help.

Please give me your thoughts. I need some help. Thanks.
Posted Oct 10 2016#2 of 2
simiritchUser Since: Oct 2016Posts: 1

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I've suffered with PVCs for 27 years. Right now I'm having more than I have had in a long time. It's ragweed allergy season. I go through periods of time when I don't have any PVCs. I have a combination of meds and supplements that normally keep them in control. My allergies to ragweed/ambrosia cause sinus drainage. The sinus drainage causes excess stomach acid, or somehow the allergies cause excess stomach acid. The stomach acid is painful and it goes on constantly day and night as long as the weed pollen is high. I take Nexium to reduce it but sometimes it is not enough, like for the last few weeks. I believe the excess stomach acid causes gastritis which affects my digestion. So I'm likely short on electrolytes. I know I've been low on potassium before as that was diagnosed during a hospital visit. They gave me potassium and I felt a lot better.

I've been taking Carlson's chelated magnesium glycinate for many years. It has helped a lot, but not enough. After reading some posts here, I've started taking extra potassium, in the form of coconut water and carrot juice. I can't eat bananas because they are cross-reactive to ragweed as the proteins are similar. I believe the coconut water and carrot juice has helped. But, I've also been taking Arginine and Taurine. I still had some annoying PVCs this morning. I was very discouraged by that because I though I had solved the problem. I probably just need to keep at it. It's only been about a week with the Arginine and Taurine. A few days with the potassium.

My allergies definitely cause excess stomach acid to the point that it is painful. I've experienced that only during allergy season for many years. That is not in question. There doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it. I take Allegra, Singulair, Astelin, and Flonase for allergies. But, in the worst part of the season it is not enough. I also do sinus rinse. It is all helpful but it doesn't solve the problem.

I know about the vagus nerve connection and my excess stomach acid could be triggering that. That's nice to know, but it doesn't help me solve the problem.

My hope was that providing extra potassium and magnesium would cause them to build up in my system so that I had plenty available when my digestion is bad because of the allergies and stomach acid. Maybe it's helping some.

I've also been drinking a lot of green tea with sugar. I switched from coffee because the coffee made the stomach acid worse. But I fear the the diuretic effect of the tea may be causing the elimination of electrolytes. And the sugar probably doesn't help.

Please give me your thoughts. I need some help. Thanks.



Hi Bill, new to this site, but not to PVCs. I read most of the posts and realize many people got them way worse than I do. Been to the ER a few times, so they are nothing mild for me.

Interesting thing with me is i used to get them a lot. Finally one smart ER attendant asked me if I drank any caffeine that day. i did, A lot of it. So I cut stimulants completely out of my diet and over the last 6 years my PVC events basically are gone.

But they came back 6 weeks ago! In force! I have been doing a lot of tearing old shrubs out of my back yard, breathing in the dust, sneezing a hell of a lot, I was thinking that I have some allergic reaction to something in that big dust cocktail I have been breathing. My backyard cleaning was done in three weekends, each separated by about 2 weeks. Seems that my PVC attacks come on Mondays! Coincidence???

I dont know if this helps you any. Maybe just sympathizing with you. Went to a Cardiologist last week. She gave me diltiazem 30 mg to take on an event. Both times it worked, but so slowly that I dont if it was the drug that beat them back, or just sleeping overnight.

Get off the caffeine for awhile if you have not tried that yet. I am 100% sure that stimulants = PVCs for me. Lots of great decaf coffees and teas out there.

Anyhow, good luck keeping them at bay. With you.

Rich.

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