heart trouble topic for jen (bumped for terry)

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Postby JenniferF » Tue May 05, 2009 7:22 am

mommasan wrote:Just to throw something else into the mix. Both my husband and I have moderate mitral valve regurgitation. I also have tricuspid valve regurgitation. We have the symptoms you write about. Neither one of us has any CAD- we've both had thallium stress tests- mine was chemically induced, or course.

Magnesium does help. As does L-acetyl carnitine and coenzyme Q-10. I have to take both the Q-10 and carnitine. If I miss one or the other the rapid and irregular heartbeat gets really annoying. My husband is most bothered by it when he lays down to sleep- not so much when he is jogging or doing something active. He also pees all night long- no prostate trouble, either. He takes magnesium- 600 mg., calcium 1200 mg and a multi with 15 mg. or zinc and the Q-10.

You should get to a cardiologist to help figure this out.

Mommasan, thank you! Very helpful.
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Postby JenniferF » Tue May 05, 2009 7:25 am

jimmylegs wrote:Okay well at least at that latitude i would think the sun is strong for enough of the year that you can make vit d3 in your skin..
i imagine you've read all the details about d3 and sunscreen, weather, timing, covering, coloring, and age that all affect our skin's production of d3?

Exactly. I won't say I've read *all* the details, but I have the general picture. : - ).

[Comes up as a breastfeeding topic, is how I first learned about it, actually.]

Interestingly, the spouse was in for a physical last week and our family doc said he sees a lot of people who are vit-D deficient. Can't be persuaded to go outside. At all. Weird.

Okay, end of the gossiping . . .

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Postby jimmylegs » Tue May 05, 2009 3:32 pm

i will need to read more about the l-carnitine and coQ10, and see how they tie in - i haven't read much on those to date.

terry, your list looks good. might want to consider an update on the lab work though! especially our 'usual suspects' hehe

jen, looks like the last few decades of skin cancer scare tactics are taking their toll!
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